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Edition - Bod99

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: R. March & Co., 18, St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements and prose pieces. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918. Large format

Series Identifier: March's Royalty Songs 56


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Down in a cottage

First Line: Down in a cottage near a wood

Performers:  Redfern, Sam

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10152

Title: The dear old stile

First Line: As twilight softly gathers round

Performers:  Torr, Clara

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1229

Title: Loving tears

First Line: Ah love, the sun is sinking into the silent sea

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4474

Title: Little children

First Line: You are glad, O little children

Performers:  Elliott, Meredyth

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V10142

Title: Dreaming of home and mother

First Line: Dreaming of home, dear old home!

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

7th Ballad

Title: I was there

First Line: Now here I am in luck again I've been to see a fight

Performers:  Kavanagh, J.H., d. 1907

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V376

Title: Dear mother, I've come home to die

First Line: Dear mother, I remember well

9th Ballad

Title: He's in the Asylum now

First Line: The author of this song when young

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V5732

Title: Good old Mary Ann

First Line: Perhaps I'm right to think you've heard of good old Mary Ann

Performers:  Murray, Slade

11th Ballad

Title: Felise

First Line: While the soft twilights close

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V232

Title: The better land

First Line: I hear thee speak of the Better Land

Authors:  Cowen, Frederick Hymen, Sir, 1852-1935

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13449

Title: Home, sweet home

First Line: Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V9221

Title: The life boat crew

First Line: Old England can boast of her heroes brave

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V26844

Title: Only bubbles

First Line: Why what is the matter, my darling?

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V6674

Title: Jeanie Gordon, or, A shilling and a kiss

First Line: Behold, among the Highland Lads

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 559

Title: Young country squire

First Line: There's a young country squire, so I have been told

Authors:  Ware, George

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V35015

Title: Come and have a tiddley!

First Line: My dear wife's darling mother came

Performers:  Fancourt, Tom

20th Ballad

Title: That was before my time

First Line: I hear people say that us girls of to-day

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V9480

Title: Pretty mocking bird

First Line: Living echo, bird of eve

Authors:  Morton, T.Bishop, Henry Rowley, Sir, 1786-1855

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1607

Title: Excelsior

First Line: The shades of night were falling fast

Authors:  Lindsay, Miss

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3332

Title: The beggar child's dream

First Line: The snow had robed the earth in white

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V3858

Title: \"I can tell it by your bumps\"

First Line: Behold a man of science

Performers:  Squire, Tom, d. 1891

Themes:  Phrenology

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V32285

Title: Aren't they pretty?

First Line: Of course, we all well know, the ladies like to go

Themes:  Shopping

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V29943

Title: Tiddy fol lol

First Line: There's a party I know, tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V23181

Title: I'm not

First Line: \"Appearance is deceptive\" -- that's a truth you may declare

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

28th Ballad

Title: Encore! a bottle more

First Line: A long time in one house had lived

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V5297

Title: Give me back my heart again

First Line: Give me back my heart again

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V18290

Title: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

First Line: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Authors:  Shakespeare, William

Performers:  Arne, Michael, 1741-1786

31st Ballad

Title: At eventide

First Line: 'Tis eventide, the sky is golden

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20193

Title: Trade marks

First Line: In every grade of business, since the days of Noah's ark

Performers:  Beauchamp, George

33rd Ballad

Title: Heart's ease

First Line: In thy garden blooms a flower

Performers:  Heald, Joseph

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V12097

Title: We drew his club money this morning

First Line: Micky Rooney went and joined

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Salvation Army

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V20861

Title: A free lance am I

First Line: My sword by my side, I merrily ride

Performers:  Federici, Frederick, d. 1888

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V20229

Title: Starlight

First Line: Starlight only shone above you

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V6072

Title: Because she ain't built that way

First Line: Why is it a woman can't climb up a tree

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V21952

Title: Oh! Mr. Jackson

First Line: Behold in me a victim of a House of Lords' decision

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

Themes:  MarriageSex role

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V28429

Title: Marnie's wedding

First Line: Come over the hills with garlands and flowers

40th Ballad

Title: Illustration

First Line: In singing songs most people have their own peculiar style

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V4573

Title: Beautiful sleep!

First Line: Sleep! sleep! beautiful sleep

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8074

Title: Is it wrong to kiss?

First Line: Is it wrong to kiss asked a timid maid

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15719

Title: The emigrant ship

First Line: See yon vessel, in the harbour

Performers:  Leyton, George, 1864-1948

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V32739

Title: That awful yeo ho!

First Line: The sailors were seated in a ring

Performers:  Roberts, Egbert

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V121

Title: Deserted by declining years

First Line: Deserted by declining day

46th Ballad

Title: \"He said to me\"

First Line: A lady fair with terra cotta hair

Authors:  Hickman, C.D.

Performers:  Pelham, Paul

Themes:  Prostitution

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V28035

Title: The girl was young and pretty

First Line: I'll sing a song with a moral about

Attributation: Written Composed & Sung by Charles Chaplin

Authors:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

Performers:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

48th Ballad

Title: I couldn't get in!

First Line: One morn, on pleasure I was bound

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865

Performers:  Bignell, Charles

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V32283

Title: Ivanhoe

First Line: Now ladies do not think for a moment I'm a single man

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

50th Ballad

Title: A tale of the sea, or Shipwrecked

First Line: Winds were howling, waves were raging

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

51st Ballad

Title: Fishing

First Line: When two little boys going out for the day

Performers:  Squire, Tom, d. 1891

52nd Ballad

Title: Thine only thine

First Line: One golden eve long years ago

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20648

Title: Adieu or Radoo

First Line: Radoo, Radoo, kind friends Radoo, Radoo, Radoo

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V20918

Title: Gently does the trick

First Line: Some people in this world go very much too fast

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V2859

Title: 'Ave a glass, won't yer?

First Line: [I] ain't a particular strong-minded chap

56th Ballad

Title: True love lives long

First Line: I sat at the open lattice, and heard the billows roar

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V27965

Title: Fatherland

First Line: When Saxon Alfred rul'd our land, and strove to make his people great

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V5529

Title: Fairweather friends

First Line: I used to have a bosom friend, I used to call him Jack

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V4852

Title: Poor thing

First Line: Sal Smith was a nice girl, but so shy, poor thing!

Authors:  Morton, Richard

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V20399

Title: The old home down on the farm

First Line: When a boy I used to dwell

Authors:  DuBois, Gustavus

Performers:  Howard, H.J.

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V10129

Title: After long years

First Line: The Christmas log is burning bright

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2858

Title: As in a looking glass

First Line: Seen, as in a looking glass are our thoughts where'er we go

Performers:  Hylton, Millie, 1868-1920

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V26984

Title: The cross of St. Paul's

First Line: When the moors are blue with heather, and the autumn breezes blow

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V29078

Title: Flowers from home

First Line: Flowers from home! her pale cheek flushes

65th Ballad

Title: The other day

First Line: Tis well nigh twenty years agone

66th Ballad

Title: England is England still

First Line: There are those in the dear land of England

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

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Edition - Bod6133

Imprint Names:  Ingram, G. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: G. Ingram & Co., Fancy Stationers, 124, Old Street, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. Mutilated; lacking one ballad. With advertisements and prose pieces.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V34732

Title: Tickling mad

First Line: I am troubled with a very funny silly sort of way

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6064

Title: After the opera

Authors:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Themes:  Theaters

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V26038

Title: Madame Tussauds

First Line: We all have our whims and our fancies

Themes:  Entertainments

4th Ballad

Title: The girl with the shepherd's plaid shawl

First Line: Kind friends give an ear, and list unto me

Authors:  Weippert, F.G.

Themes:  Prostitution

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3828

Title: Sweet seventeen, and never been kissed

First Line: In this age when the girls become women at ten

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Lyons, Squash

Themes:  Women

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V17971

Title: Ta-ra-ra poom de-tay! (Parody)

First Line: When I go out with \"Pa and Ma,\"

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2836

Title: Drunken Sally

First Line: Here toes turned up doth lie old Sally

Authors:  Thornton, L.M., d. 1888

Themes:  Drunkenness - women

8th Ballad

Title: Curds and whey

First Line: I feel so jolly happy, I cannot tell my joy

Authors:  Largo, Watson

Performers:  Bland, AlfWooley, Joe

Themes:  Social status

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9081

Title: The minstrel girl

First Line: 'Twas in the month of last December

Themes:  OrphansBeggars

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V20086

Title: Anchored, or safe in my Father's home

First Line: Flying, with flowing sail, over the summer sea

11th Ballad

Title: Under the flag

First Line: Bidding farewell to sweetheart

Themes:  War

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V449

Title: There is a flower that bloometh

First Line: There is a flow'r that bloometh

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V8079

Title: Kiss me and say good-bye!

First Line: I blithly stood on the quay

Authors:  Lester, J.H.

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V26874

Title: Uncle Lemuel's birthday

First Line: Don't ask me boys the reason why I'm singing

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Lyons, Tom

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V6681

Title: Loving hearts

First Line: Wealth love, cannot make these kisses

Performers:  Linden, sisters

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V15788

Title: Sailing

First Line: Y'heave ho, my lads, the wind blows free

Themes:  Naval

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V34209

Title: Keep your heads level

First Line: If you're making up your minds now to have a little fun

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Powell, Edy

Themes:  Amusements

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V28018

Title: Is marriage a failure?

First Line: Of late there's a question that's got well about

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Marriage

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3360

Title: Jack ashore

First Line: I've always loved a sailor's life, a sailors life for me

Authors:  Kingsley, Bob

Performers:  Lewis, Sailor

Themes:  Naval

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V3857

Title: Oh, tell me where, my merry, merry lad

First Line: Oh, tell me where my merry merry lad

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Naval

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V4538

Title: We're about to have a baby

First Line: My heart is full of pleasure

Performers:  Dunbar, Edward Charles, 1842-1900

Themes:  Family life

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1222

Title: Pretty Rosaline

First Line: 'Twas near the banks of bonny Tweed

23rd Ballad

Title: (Burlesque on) The miner's dream of home

First Line: It's ten hours ago since I went out this morning

Themes:  DrinkingWorking class

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V16301

Title: A parody on My son

First Line: I have got a son his name is Joe

Themes:  DrinkingFamily life

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V3152

Title: Parody. Grace Darling

First Line: Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V12164

Title: With all the world against me

First Line: How many find, alas! who live in this wide world of ours

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Money

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V13052

Title: Harry, the pet of the pantomime

First Line: My Harry's the one you must go and see

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Van, Rose

Themes:  Theaters

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4856

Title: Quite a young thing, too!

First Line: I love a young and handsome girl

Tune: No Irish need apply

Authors:  Lansdowne, Joe

Performers:  Lansdowne, Joe

Themes:  Theaters

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V8619

Title: Oh! what a fellow is Brown

First Line: I'll sing about a fellow, such a very funny fellow

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V12566

Title: The merry sailor

First Line: It was a merry sailor boy as merry as could be

Authors:  Oxenford, Edward, 1847-1929Mullen, Frederick

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Sailors

31st Ballad - Roud Number: 5208

Title: Maggie Murphy's home

First Line: Behind a grammar schoolhouse, in a double tenement

Authors:  Harrigan, Edward, 1845-1911

Performers:  Braham, Dave

Themes:  Sociability

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1849

Title: The monarch of the storm

First Line: In the dark winter of the year

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V2920

Title: In Old Kent Road: parody on \"In old Madrid\"

First Line: In Old Kent Road one lovely night

Themes:  Prostitution

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V15945

Title: I haven't arrived at the end

First Line: Iv'e been thinking of things in a general way

Authors:  Anthony, George

Themes:  Times - 1879Zulu War, 1879Women's rights1879

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V12495

Title: Goodness gracious!

First Line: I'll tell you some news that will cause you to say

Performers:  Roberts, Arthur, 1852-1933Fawn, James, 1850-1923

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th centuryTimesSpiritualism

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V15213

Title: Our wedding march

First Line: Tommy Hopkins and a party of us started yesterday

Themes:  DrunkennessWeddings

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V15216

Title: Sullivan's wedding

First Line: Shure I've only just come from the doctor's

Themes:  IrishDrunkennessWeddings

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V30778

Title: Playmates

First Line: Through life's weary path I've travelled

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V3852

Title: Oh, father tell me

First Line: Oh, father dear why look so sad?

Authors:  Moore, G.W. (George Washington)

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V21074

Title: As I walks along my beat

First Line: Now perhaps you fancy that policeman's lot

Performers:  Bass, Tom

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Police

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V34902

Title: All have a drink with me

First Line: Why is it I feel so delighted and gay?

Authors:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25550

Title: The happiest man on earth

First Line: In me behold a happy man

Performers:  Sanders, R.H.

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 17627

Title: Little barefoot

First Line: Standing where the bleak winds whistled

Tune: Won't you buy my pretty flowers?

Performers:  Mohawks, the

Themes:  Beggars

44th Ballad - Roud Number: 12897

Title: Slavery days

First Line: I am thinking now to day of the years now passed away

Themes:  Slavery

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8203

Title: She called in a broker

First Line: I'm not going to sing that she's marmalade jam

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Notes:  Incomplete in this copy; sheet mutilated.

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3870

Title: I tell them my father's a marquis

First Line: I belong to that great city London

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Social status

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V9088

Title: The fair sex

First Line: When Eve brought \"woe\" to all mankind

Notes:  A poem

Themes:  Women

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V6294

Title: Parody. Boys of the old old school

First Line: There are some good men living now

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th century

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V2179

Title: Hurrah! for the ribbon of yellow

First Line: Of all the sprees there are in life

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Parliamentary electionsPolitics and government - 19th century

50th Ballad - Roud Number: 24778

Title: Parody on Queen of my heart

First Line: I burnt both my hands while a trying

Themes:  Domestic violence

51st Ballad - Roud Number: 24036

Title: That's what I read in next week's police news

First Line: One night as I sat in a cup of cold water

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28109

Title: Joe's birthday. Or Did you ever go to Hampstead in a van?

First Line: About a week ago I was twenty-one, you know

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Excursions

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V13057

Title: The pet of the cookies

First Line: You see a member of the force

Authors:  Lawreen, J.B.Davis, Vincent

Performers:  Herbert, F.W.

Themes:  Police

54th Ballad

Title: When I'm a man

First Line: I'm the pet of my Ma, the pride of Papa

Authors:  Lawreen, J.B.Davis, Vincent

Performers:  Herbert, F.W.

55th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the highlands

First Line: My heart's in the highlands, my heart is not here

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Edition - Bod6491

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 859


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2670

Title: Out in the green fields

First Line: A country lad I am

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Agricultural laborers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23532

Title: Larboard watch

First Line: At dreary midnight's cheerless hour

Themes:  Naval

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3841

Title: William Tell

First Line: When William Tell was doomed to die

Subjects:  Tell, Wilhelm

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Edition - Bod23114

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: [R. March &] Co., St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements.

Series Identifier: R. March & Co.'s Sole Right Edition 117


1st Ballad

Title: The signalman on the line

First Line: When the train is swiftly speeding on the metals tho' [sic] the night

Authors:  Daly, BrianAndrews, Bond

Performers:  Celli, Frank H., 1841-1904

Themes:  Railways

2nd Ballad

Title: One of the boys

First Line: There's a jolly little crew that I know

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking

3rd Ballad

Title: Round and round

First Line: Have you never had the feeling when you started out at night

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913Leighton, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V23999

Title: The society actor

First Line: I'm the fellow of whom you've all read

Authors:  Atkins, NortonMcGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

Themes:  Social statusClothingDebt

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V20527

Title: The night I played Richard the Third

First Line: I always had a fancy to come out upon the stage

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Theaters

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V10550

Title: The beat of the drum

First Line: Will you gang with me, my lassie?

Performers:  Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

Themes:  SoldiersWar

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Attributation: Written & sung by Frederick Williams, Manager, Deacon's Music Hall

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Themes:  Theaters

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V20418

Title: The old bachelor

First Line: They say that human nature finds relief in matrimony

Performers:  Atkins, Will

Themes:  BachelorsMarriage - men

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23969

Title: Skating at Olympia

First Line: I thought a little skating would be healthy

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V9542

Title: Rainbow in de sky

First Line: Pretty little girl in a bran new suit

Authors:  Dacre, Harry

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1722

Title: The dandy coloured coon

First Line: Now I'm a gallous nigger when I'm round about the town

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Stratton, Eugene, 1861-1918

Subjects:  Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V25789

Title: The oft told tale

First Line: A woodman sang beside a brook

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V20405

Title: Old pals

First Line: The happiest hour in a man's career

Authors:  Boden, Harry

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4473

Title: When the children are asleep

First Line: Ere the night has ended day

Performers:  de Fonblanque, Madame

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V11429

Title: Sarah, Sarah. Or A donkey cart built for two

First Line: I've got such a nice young man

Authors:  Bedford, Harry

Performers:  Carney, Kate, 1868-1950

Themes:  Entertainments

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V4674

Title: Our boys across the sea

First Line: There is a land of beauty, a land of mighty power

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

Subjects:  Ireland

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V31537

Title: Remembered or forgotten

First Line: I feel my heart with hope and gladness beating

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V32406

Title: Yes, you are!

First Line: The men of to-day have some odd little ways

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

Themes:  Men

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1440

Title: Rose in her Sunday clothes

First Line: What is the flow'r of an Englishman's heart

Authors:  Hall, Albert, 1864-1907Murphy, C.W., 1875-1913

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Bold Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V32269

Title: The vindow man

First Line: You'll guess my line of pizness by the things upon my back

Authors:  Wilmott, CharlesPether, H.E.

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  JewsImmigrants - Great Britain

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4944

Title: Pretty girl rather

First Line: One day, while strolling through the street

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Prostitution

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V29173

Title: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!

First Line: My song is quite a novelty

Performers:  Travers, Hyram

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 5266

Title: Pretty pond lilies

First Line: Whilst waiting in the lane for you, darling

25th Ballad

Title: When summer comes again

First Line: There was once a young maiden of tender grace

Authors:  Thornton, James, 1861-1938

Performers:  Thornton, Bonnie, 1873-1920

26th Ballad

Title: Various topics (old & new)

First Line: Not quite one hundred years ago

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

Themes:  Salvation Army

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V28905

Title: The giddy little girl said \"No.\"

First Line: I'll tell you a tale of a giddy little girl

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Powell, Orlando

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4790

Title: Here's to Private Tommy Atkins

First Line: You can fetch him from the \"Grapes\" or \"Barley Mow\"

Authors:  St. Clair, F.V.

Themes:  SoldiersWar

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V26608

Title: Looking for a coon like me

First Line: Say, hab you seen a yaller gal

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Wentworth, Bessie, 1874-1901

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V34995

Title: Oh! take me there

First Line: I'm told there is a blissful spot

Authors:  Ellis, A.E.Durandeau, Augustus E., d. 1893

Performers:  Dempsey, W.P.Stevens, Charles E., d. 1910

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13797

Title: You men you think you're tricky

First Line: When boys and girls meet they think they are in love

Performers:  Cavendish, Nellie

Themes:  Marriage - gender roles

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4625

Title: Nellie and May, sisters were they

First Line: I will tell to you a story which the shades of life will show

Authors:  Kelly, John T., 1855-1922

34th Ballad

Title: The rowdy-dowdy boys

First Line: Girls, I'm a jolly old chappie

Authors:  Conley, TomMcGlennon, Felix

Themes:  AmusementsPolice

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V6115

Title: Robin Hood up to date

First Line: Some people praise the good old days

Authors:  Lennard, Horace, d. 1920Andrews, Bond

Performers:  Chard, Kate, 1862-1942

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V34234

Title: The miser

First Line: With greedy eyes the miser

Authors:  Beverly, Gus

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  Money

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V24072

Title: Obadiah and Maria

First Line: Oh! I dreamed that I should meet my love to-day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V5434

Title: Oh, 'Ria! A cockney's love affair

First Line: It was in the doorway of a 'pub

Authors:  Castling, Harry

Performers:  Pearl, Arthur

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V30647

Title: Mona

First Line: O, swift goes my boat like a bird on the billow

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V20394

Title: On the same old spot once more

First Line: It's somewhat sweet I think to know

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V23977

Title: Push dem clouds away

First Line: If you want to git to Heaven on de nickel-plated road

Authors:  Gaunt, Percy

Performers:  Pryde, Peggy

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5385

Title: Oh, Polly! Pretty little Polly!

First Line: Now, you talk about yer ladies -- female aristocratic swells

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15747

Title: Not the only one

First Line: I always make the best of thing

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V5301

Title: If the heart of a man

First Line: If the heart of a man is depressed with care

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8100

Title: You grasp the situation in a minute

First Line: Did you ever chance to meet with a coster in the street

Authors:  Calvert, C.W.Eaton, W.G.

Performers:  Leamar, Alice, 1869-1950

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V7544

Title: Oh, Flossie! Pretty little Flossie

First Line: Little sweetheart, up above me

Authors:  Morton, Richard

Performers:  Little Chip (Pseudonym)

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28081

Title: You'll have to name the day

First Line: Hold your whist, while I tell you what's happened to me

Authors:  Adams, HarryHarrison, J.M.

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V4659

Title: Oh! Mr. Porter

First Line: Lately I just spent a week with my old aunt Brown

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

Themes:  Railways

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V16788

Title: Venice at Olympia

First Line: To Venice at Olympia I took my girl

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V27097

Title: Real good boys

First Line: The days of my childhood, ah! well I remember

Authors:  Robson, T.G.

Performers:  Collins, Marie

52nd Ballad

Title: You and I, and all of us

First Line: Now, you, and I, and all of us

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32674

Title: Our 'armonic club

First Line: On a Monday night when the blokes 'as finished work

Themes:  Drinking

54th Ballad

Title: Up go the fireworks

First Line: Upon the usual firework night

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Combes, Arthur

Themes:  Fireworks

55th Ballad

Title: Oo-diddley-oo!

First Line: It's very, very hard when all that you can say

Authors:  Starr, Harry

Performers:  Rigby, Arthur W.

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V13103

Title: You look after me

First Line: Two jolly pals made up their minds a party to attend

Authors:  Connor, T.W.

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V28122

Title: Saturday

First Line: There's one day a week when we feel a bit \"Gay,\"

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Champion, Harry, 1866-1942

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20268

Title: Riding on the District Railway

First Line: A maid came to London just for change

Authors:  Morris, Alfred J., 1861-1905Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Coleman, Bessie

Themes:  SeductionCountryman in LondonLondon Underground

59th Ballad

Title: Marguerite's lovers

First Line: I was once Queen of a beauty show

Authors:  Atkins, Norton

Performers:  Torr, Clara

60th Ballad

Title: My old man

First Line: The time does swiftly flow

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Lawrence, Katie

Themes:  Family life

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V11835

Title: Adieu, my lov'd harp

First Line: Adieu, mu lov'd harp, for no more shall the vale

62nd Ballad

Title: The Irish colleen

First Line: I went to a party consisting of four

Authors:  Robey, W.C.

Performers:  Howard, Lizzie, 1864-1901

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: Oh, have you not heard of Kate Kearney

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V7812

Title: Carrie Gray

First Line: An old fellow once at a cosy bar stood

Authors:  Darnley, HerbertAtkins, Norton

Performers:  McCarthy, D.J.

Themes:  Letter-writingCourtship - difference in social status

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V5184

Title: At the mid hour of night

First Line: At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 2058

Title: Shepherds, I have lost my love

First Line: Shepherds, I have lost my love

Firth b.28(10a/b)

Notes:  Torn at centre fold and at bottom edge









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