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Edition - Bod4022

Imprint Names:  Heppel, R.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1827 and 1840

Imprint: Printed by R. Heppel, 113, Coleshill-street, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V32687

Title: Quebec trader

First Line: On the 14th of November to Quebec we set sail

Themes:  Shipwreck

2806 c.17(354)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(461).


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Edition - Bod4023

Imprint Names:  Peach, R.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1855 and 1875

Imprint: R. Peach, Successor to Wright, Printer, Smithfield, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V9424

Title: A new song called 'Proud England'

First Line: As in sweet slumber I was laid

Themes:  Pride

2806 c.17(353)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(392).


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Edition - Bod4027

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1831

Imprint: Wright, Printer, Smithfield, Birm.


Ballad - Roud Number: V9159

Title: The rigs of the times

First Line: Ye men of high and low degree, come listen to my song

Themes:  TradesmenFrauds

2806 c.17(361)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(168).


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Edition - Bod4028

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1855

Imprint: Wright, Printer, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V6350

Title: Roger and Sylvia

First Line: As I walked out one morning fair

2806 c.17(362)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(416).


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Edition - Bod4032

Imprint Names:  Peach, R.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1855 and 1875

Imprint: [R. Peach, Successor to Wright, Printer, Smithfield, Birmingham]

Notes:  The same setting of type as 2806 c.17(38).


Ballad - Roud Number: V253

Title: Birmingham boy in London

First Line: When I first left my mother and sister and brother

Themes:  Countryman in London

2806 c.17(37)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(301).


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Edition - Bod4086

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1831 and 1837

Imprint: Wright, Printer, 113, Moor-Street, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 904

Title: The high Germany

First Line: Oh! Polly, dear Polly, the rout it is come

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17129

Title: The queen of hearts

First Line: Oh my poor heart -- my heart is breaking

Harding B 28(120)

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Edition - Bod4088

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1831 and 1837

Imprint: W. Wright Printer Moor Street


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 564

Title: Distress'd maid

First Line: As I walk'd out one May morning

Notes:  Appears also as the second ballad in Harding B 28(122)

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13809

Title: Dunois the brave

First Line: It was Dunois the young and brave

Harding B 28(123)

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Edition - Bod4090

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1827

Imprint: W. Wright, Printer, Carey's Court, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8432

Title: Truisms or Incontrovertible facts

First Line: I'm Simon Bore, just come from college

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V14329

Title: Merrily oh

First Line: Merrily every bosom boundeth

Harding B 28(124)

Notes:  MS note below the title of \"Merrily Oh.\": Tyrolean Song of Liberty.


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Edition - Bod4109

Imprint Names:  Taylor

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Taylor, Printer, Moor-street, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 19760

Title: A bundle of truths

First Line: You tradesmen all I pray attend

Themes:  Bailiffs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20241

Title: The shufflers

First Line: The farmer who once in his cottage did dwell

Harding B 28(173)

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Edition - Bod4120

Imprint Names:  Russell, J.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed by J. Russell, 24, Moor-street, Birmingham

Notes:  The first item on the sheet is \"Tommy Allsorts,\" a patter referring to ballads, almanacs, and lotteries.


Ballad - Roud Number: V2888

Title: Love among the roses

First Line: Young Love flew to the Paphian bower

Harding B 28(203)

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Edition - Bod4121

Imprint Names:  Heppel, R.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1827 and 1840

Imprint: Heppel, Printer, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23119

Title: While pensive I thought on my love

First Line: While pensive I thought on my love

2nd Ballad

Title: The prisoners in Warwick jail

First Line: Come all you young men that in Warwickshire do dwell

Themes:  Prisons

Harding B 28(207)

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Edition - Bod4124

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1827

Imprint: W. Wright, Printer, Carey's Court, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3451

Title: The jolly sportsman

First Line: It's of a jolly sportsman was hunting o'er the lawn

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 17

Title: The three butchers

First Line: It was Ips, Gips & Johnson, as I've heard many say

Themes:  Murder

Harding B 28(206)

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Edition - Bod4140

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1855

Imprint: W. Wright, Printer, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7355

Title: The shipwrecked tar

First Line: Come all you thoughtless young men

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 968

Title: Bedlam city

First Line: Down by the side of Bedlam city

Harding B 28(273)

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Edition - Bod4143

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1827

Imprint: W. Wright, Printer, Carey's Court, Dale-End, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V20307

Title: The pennyworth of wit

First Line: My father he has left me

Harding B 28(268)

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Edition - Bod4238

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 7


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2418

Title: As I wandered by the brookside

First Line: As I wandered by the brookside

Notes:  Harding B 15(263a) is another edition of this ballad alone.

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13248

Title: The Englishman

First Line: There's a land that bears a well known name

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

Firth b.27(524)

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Edition - Bod4677

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and Published [b]y T. Watts, 4, Snowhill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V632

Title: Death of Robin Adair

First Line: Now he is dead and gone, Robin Adair

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1599

Title: Blue ey'd Ellen

First Line: Farewell my blue ey'd Ellen

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 167

Title: Leicester chambermaid

First Line: It's of a brisk young butcher as I have heard 'em say

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1847

Title: Old England shall weather the storm

First Line: Old England thy stamina never hath yielded

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V200

Title: Brightly breaks the morning

First Line: Behold how brightly breaks the morning

Themes:  Fishing

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 561

Title: Poor Mary in the silvery tide

First Line: It's of a fine young creature who dwelt by the sea-side

Themes:  Murder

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my jo

First Line: John Anderson my jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Marriage

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V1848

Title: Parody on old England shall weather the storm

First Line: Oh brandy, thy virtues they never will yield to

Themes:  Drinking

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1493

Title: The effects of love

First Line: Young lovers all I pray draw near

Firth b.28(25a)

Notes:  Stamp on reverse: Bodleian Library, 22 April 1918. Large format



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Edition - Bod4691

Imprint Names:  Martin, S. & T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1806 and 1808

Imprint: Printed by S. & T. Martin, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 8279

Title: The Oxfordshire tragedy; or Fair Rosanna's overthrow

First Line: Young virgins of fair beauty bright

Firth b.28(41b)

Notes:  Stamped: F. Madan, B.N.C., Oxford.


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Edition - Bod4693

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and Published by T. Watts, 14, Snowhill, Birm.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hark! 'tis the watch-man; he guards my lonely cell

Authors:  Russell, H.

Themes:  Insanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13248

Title: The Englishman

First Line: There's a land that bears a world-known name

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5367

Title: [W]hy walk I by the lonely strand

First Line: Why walk I by the lonely strand?

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V16084

Title: Jullien's grand polka

First Line: Oh! Sure the world is all run mad

Themes:  Dancing

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3083

Title: The hunter's horn

First Line: The hunter's signal horn is sounding

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V321

Title: The Castilian maid

First Line: Oh! remember the time in Lamanchas shade

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 17553

Title: Merry row the bonny bark

First Line: O merry row, O merry row

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7189

Title: Deep in my soul

First Line: Deep in my soul that tender secret dwells

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V14003

Title: My own Blue Belle

First Line: My own Blue Bell!

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V30064

Title: Jack Shepard's celebrated chaunt

First Line: Its going to strange countries don't grieve me

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1621

Title: Henry's gone to the wars

First Line: Ah! my heart from my bosom did fly

Themes:  Soldiers

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 1060

Title: Rosetta and her plough boy

First Line: You constant lovers give attention

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V9566

Title: Isabel

First Line: [W]ake! dearest wake! and again united

Notes:  Only the first line survives the cropping.

Firth b.28(26a)

Notes:  Imperfect; cropped along bottom edge. Stamp on reverse: Bodleian Library 22 April 1918. Large format.



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Edition - Bod4695

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and sold by T. Watts, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3906

Title: Can she be happy now

First Line: She's deck'd with gold and jewel rare

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5272

Title: Is there a heart that never lov'd

First Line: Is there a heart that never lov'd

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13861

Title: Tis last rose of summer

First Line: 'Tis the last rose of summer

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2168

Title: Irish Molly O!

First Line: As I walked out one morning all in the month of may

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1657

Title: My master's gun

First Line: I'm a 'prentice boy, my name is bob

Themes:  Apprentices

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V196

Title: My beautiful Rhine

First Line: How sweet 'tis to wander

Themes:  Rhine, river

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Twas nature's gay day

First Line: 'Twas nature's gay day, bright smiling May day

Themes:  May day

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V5569

Title: Far over land

First Line: Far over land

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 949

Title: The storm

First Line: Cease rude boreas blusterous railer

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Naval

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13805

Title: My gentle mother dear

First Line: There was a place in childhood that I remember well

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V11620

Title: The pride of old Kentucky

First Line: Twas a sultry day, I guess

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V7887

Title: Bright jewel of my eye

First Line: I've courted damsels brown and fair

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 6915

Title: My mamma did so before me

First Line: I am a brisk and lively lass

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 1281

Title: The brave old oak

First Line: A song to the oak, the brave old oak

Authors:  Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872

Themes:  English history

15th Ballad

Title: For thee [...]

First Line: For thee [...]

Firth b.28(35)

Notes:  Imperfect; torn lower right corner. Stamped: Bodleian Library, Percy Manning Collection, 1917. Large format



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Edition - Bod4794

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1855

Imprint: [Wright, Printer, Birmingham]

Notes:  The same setting of type as 2806 c.17(290)


Ballad - Roud Number: V3118

Title: The mulberry tree

First Line: The sweet briar grows in the merry green wood

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

2806 c.17(289)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(162).


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Edition - Bod4883

Imprint Names:  Russell, S.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1840 and 1851

Imprint: Samuel Russell, Printer, 24, Old Meeting-street, Nephew to the late J. Russell, Moor-street, Birmingham

Notes:  Harding B 11(1202) is another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13223

Title: A sight for a father

First Line: What a pleasure it is to have a good wife

Tune: Over the water to Charlie

Themes:  Domestic relationsChildren

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 581

Title: Jenny the maid of the moor

First Line: The lasses of Scotland are bonny and free

Firth b.26(189)

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Edition - Bod1028

Imprint Names:  Wrighton, D.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1812 and 1830

Imprint: D. Wrighton, Printer, 86, Snow-Hill, Birmigham [sic]

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Firth b.26(522).


Ballad - Roud Number: V6748

Title: Wednesbury concert

First Line: At Wednesbury there was a concert

Themes:  Concerts

Firth c.19(222)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 25(2021)

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 1507a

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 1507b

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 1508a

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 1508b

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 3053

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod1161

Imprint Names:  Jackson, W. and Son

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1839 and 1855

Imprint: Jackson and son (late Russell) Printers, 69 Digbeth (from 21, Moor st.) Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15094

Title: I'm a gent, I'm a gent

First Line: I'm a gent, I'm a gent, I'm a gent ready made

Performers:  Wright, Mr.

Performance Locations:  Adelphi Theatre

Notes:  The Adelphi Theatre was in operation from 1818.

Themes:  Dandies

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V213

Title: Ben Block

First Line: Ben Block was a veteran of naval renown

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Themes:  Sailors - veterans

Firth b.25(470)

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Edition - Bod1162

Imprint Names:  Jackson, W. and Son

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1842 and 1855

Imprint: Jackson and son, (late J. Russell,) Printers, Moor-street, Birmingham

Notes:  Harding B 11(2563) is another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1221

Title: My Lowland Caroline

First Line: Soft roll Clyde's bonny silvery stream

Subjects:  Scotland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1991

Title: County of Tyrone

First Line: My father oft told me he would not controul me

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  ElopementWeavers

Firth b.25(475)

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Harding B 11(2562)

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Edition - Bod1165

Imprint Names:  Jackson, W. and Son

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1842 and 1855

Imprint: Jackson and son, (late J. Russell,) Printer, 23 Moor street, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 962

Title: Pretty Susan, the pride of Kildare

First Line: When first from sea I landed I'd a roving mind

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12626

Title: Umbrella courtship

First Line: A belle and a beau would walking go

Notes:  Different from Firth b.25(224)

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