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Edition - Bod4904

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitt [sic], Printer, Toy and Marble warho[use] [sic] 6, Great st. Andrew Street dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2664

Title: Love was once a little boy

First Line: Love was once a little boy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2169

Title: Lovely woman

First Line: Talk as you will the fair rule still

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 18844

Title: King and countryman

First Line: There was an old chap in the West country

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3588

Title: March to the battle field

First Line: March to the battle field

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V13839

Title: Sing to love a roundelay

First Line: Oh, love is the fairy power

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The mountain maid

First Line: The mountain maid from her bower hied hied

Performers:  Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jamie of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9514

Title: The queer little man

First Line: A queer little man; 'very how came you so

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teutchland I came with my light wares all laden

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Street traders

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13787

Title: The minute gun at sea

First Line: When in the storm on Albion's coast

Themes:  Shipwreck

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V8085

Title: Love's labour lost

First Line: Young love in a transport exclaim'd

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V990

Title: Heart and lute

First Line: I give thee all I can no more

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V1198

Title: William at eve

First Line: When William at eve meets me down by the stile

Johnson Ballads fol. 126

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Edition - Bod4907

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitt [sic], Printer, Toy and Marble warehose [sic] 6, Great st. Andrew Street dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16287

Title: [Sail]or's harvest home

First Line: The hero, who, to live in story

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2169

Title: Lovely woman

First Line: Talk as you will the fair rule still

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 18844

Title: The king and countryman

First Line: There was an old chap in the West country

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3588

Title: March to the battle field

First Line: March to the battle field

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V13839

Title: Sing to love a roundelay

First Line: Oh, love is the fairy power

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The mountain maid

First Line: The mountain maid from her bower hied hied

Performers:  Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jamie of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9514

Title: The queer little man

First Line: A queer little man; 'very how came you so

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teutchland I came with my light wares all laden

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Street traders

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13787

Title: The minute gun at sea

First Line: When in the storm on Albion's coast

Themes:  Shipwreck

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V8085

Title: Love's labour lost

First Line: Young love in a transport exclaim'd

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V990

Title: Heart and lute

First Line: I give thee all I can no more

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V1198

Title: William at eve

First Line: When William at eve meets me down by the stile

Johnson Ballads fol. 129

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Edition - Bod6962

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed and Sold by Jas. Catnach, Monmouth-Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The mountain maid

First Line: The mountain maid from her bow'r has hied

Performers:  Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

Notes:  The text is reprinted elsewhere on the sheet.

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1251

Title: Ere around the huge oak

First Line: Ere around the huge oak that o'ershadows yon mill

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teutchland I came with my light wares all laden

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Street tradersImmigrants - Great Britain

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V8085

Title: Love's labour lost

First Line: Young love in a transport exclaim'd

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V2897

Title: On banks of blushing roses

First Line: Young Pleasure like a swain array'd

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V12869

Title: Irish melody

First Line: O the days are gone by when beauty bright

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2068

Title: Country sports

First Line: Happy is a country life

Themes:  Rural society

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V3455

Title: The wake of Teddy Roe

First Line: In Dublin that city of riches and fame

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Irish wakes

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V3588

Title: March to the battle field

First Line: March to the battlefield

Performers:  Braham, John, 1774-1856

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V13839

Title: Sing to love a roundelay

First Line: Oh, love is the fairy power

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V2050

Title: My native land, good-night

First Line: Adieu! adieu! my native shore

Authors:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jamie of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

Edition - Bod12741

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, Toy Warehouse 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  See also Harding B 11(3004)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V347

Title: Cherry ripe

First Line: Cherry ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry

Themes:  Street traders

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V419

Title: Plain gold ring

First Line: He was a knight of low degree

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7487

Title: The huntsmen

First Line: Dull night leaves the sky, and the bright god of day

Tune: Queen of may

Themes:  Hunting

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V2890

Title: My love's like the red rose

First Line: O my love's like the red red rose

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V30669

Title: The last farewell

First Line: O fare you well young William cried

Tune: Wanderer

Themes:  Death

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V34701

Title: We tars have a maxim

First Line: We tars have a maxim your honours dye see

Themes:  Sailors

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V396

Title: Stand to your guns

First Line: Stand to your guns my hearts of oak

Themes:  Naval

Harding B 11(3005)

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Johnson Ballads 945

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Edition - Bod18564

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The Mountain Maid

First Line: The Mountain Maid from her bow'r has hied

Performers:  Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1251

Title: Ere around the huge oak

First Line: Ere around the huge oak that overshadows yon mill

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teutchland I came with my light wares all laden

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V8085

Title: Love's Labour Lost

First Line: Young Love in a transport exclaim'd

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V2897

Title: On banks of blushing roses

First Line: Young Pleasure like a swain array'd

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V12869

Title: Irish melody

First Line: O the days are gone by when beauty bright

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2068

Title: Country sports

First Line: Happy is a country life

Themes:  Rural society

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V3455

Title: The Wake of Teddy Roe

First Line: In Dublin that city of riches and fame

Themes:  Irish wakes

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The Mountain Maid

First Line: The Mountain Maid from her bow'r has hied

Performers:  Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V3588

Title: March to the Battle Field

First Line: March to the battle field

Performers:  Braham, John, 1774-1856

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V13839

Title: Sing to Love a Roundelay

First Line: Oh, Love is the fairy power

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V2050

Title: My native land, good-night

First Line: Adieu! adieu! my native shore

Authors:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jamie of Dundee

First Line: I Canna like ye, gentle Sir

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13006

Title: The Spider and the fly

First Line: Will you walk in to my parlour said a Spider to a Fly

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 5512

Title: Comin thro' the rye

First Line: Gin a body meet a body

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V2901

Title: The Rose will cease to Blow

First Line: The rose will cease to blow

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 18844

Title: The King and Countryman

First Line: There was an old chap in the west country

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1765

Title: The Parson's clerk

First Line: Near Moorfields is a house of prayer

Tune: Dashing Serjeant

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 13787

Title: The Minute-Gun at Sea

First Line: When in the storm on Albion's coast

Themes:  Sailors

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V6442

Title: The chough & crow

First Line: The chough and crow to roost is gone

Performers:  Sung in Guy Mannering

Harding B 36(20)

Notes:  An uncut sheet of two songsheets. Torn at lower right corner.


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Edition - Bod4784

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1662

Title: Health to the ladies

First Line: Oh! woman, dear woman, the charm of our life

Themes:  Women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2816

Title: The rose of Ardee

First Line: When first to this country a stranger I came

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1290

Title: The three flies

First Line: There were three flies, once on a time

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1989

Title: My heart's true blue

First Line: I ne'er will leave my native shore

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 2772

Title: Green grow the rashes

First Line: There's nought but care on ev'ry han'

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: The sailor's tear

First Line: He leap'd into the boat

Themes:  Sailors

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V25718

Title: When a little farm we keep

First Line: He. When a little farm we keep

Themes:  Farmers

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V938

Title: Oh the moment was sad

First Line: Oh! the moment was sad when my love and I parted

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 6138

Title: A herring in salt

First Line: I ha'e laid a herring in salt

Harding B 36(14)

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Johnson Ballads fol. 25

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Edition - Bod4796

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V30232

Title: The flag of reform

First Line: All hail! to old England, to Britons all hail

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V722

Title: We met

First Line: We met -- 'twas in a crowd -- and I thought he would shun me

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

3rd Ballad

Title: Our patriot king

First Line: Fill high to the brim, and let this be the toast

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V432

Title: The evening star

First Line: At close of day, when evening star

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: The bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane my dearest Jane

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V496

Title: All the lads in the village come wooing to me

First Line: While the girls of our village are dressing and gadding

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V15261

Title: What a shocking bad hat

First Line: You lads and you lasses come listen to me

Themes:  Countryman in London

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13781

Title: Green hills of Tyrol

First Line: Green hills of Tyrol! again I see

Themes:  Tyrol, the

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V7545

Title: My pretty page

First Line: Florence. My pretty page look out afar

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V155

Title: Away, away to the mountain's brow

First Line: Away, away to the mountain's brow

Performers:  Waylett, Harriet, 1798-1851

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V685

Title: Listen! dear Fanny

First Line: Listen! dear Fanny, oh! listen to me

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Harding B 36(6)

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Edition - Bod4798

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3830

Title: Drink to me only with thine eyes

First Line: Drink to me only with thine eyes

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V696

Title: The dark-hair'd girl

First Line: My dark-hair'd girl, thy ringlets deck

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 22518

Title: All round my hat

First Line: All round my hat I vears a green villow

Themes:  Street traders

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V877

Title: Burlington bay

First Line: The rain fell in torrents, the wind whistled shrill

Themes:  Shipwreck

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 962

Title: Pretty Susan the pride of Kildare

First Line: When first from sea I landed, I had a roving mind

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13836

Title: We have liv'd and lov'd together

First Line: We have liv'd and lov'd together

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V706

Title: Forget not your soldier

First Line: Forget not your soldier, he'll ne'er forget you

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7918

Title: Lovely Jean

First Line: Of a' the airts the wind can blaw

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V15537

Title: My Henry is gone

First Line: Oh! green are the groves where with Henry I stray'd

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V20422

Title: Oh! was I to blame to love her

First Line: Oh was I to blame to love her?

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V13706

Title: The pirates bride

First Line: Good bye my love, good bye, my bark is on the bay

Themes:  Piracy

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13246

Title: How, when, and where

First Line: Oh, tell me when and tell me where

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Gentle moon

First Line: Day has gone down on the Baltic's broad billow

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V607

Title: Woodland maid

First Line: The woodland maid my beauty's queen

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 24930

Title: The blackbird

First Line: 'Twas on a bank of daisies sweet

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 408

Title: Farmer's boy

First Line: The sun went down beyond yon hills

Themes:  FarmersAgricultural laborers

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V1155

Title: The young May moon

First Line: The young May moon is beaming, love

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V527

Title: Where the bee sucks

First Line: Where the bee sucks, there lurk I

Harding B 36(8)

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Edition - Bod4800

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 24928

Title: The bay of Biscay, O!

First Line: Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder

Authors:  Cherry, A. (Andrew), 1762-1812

Themes:  Shipwreck

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: The Tartar drum

First Line: Row thy bark my gallant lover

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3214

Title: The sailor's allegory

First Line: Life's like a ship in constant motion

Authors:  Carey, George Saville, 1743-1807

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V28488

Title: The shipwreck'd sailor

First Line: While near approaching, homeward bound

Themes:  Shipwreck

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1512

Title: Glorious king of England

First Line: You Britons all, wherever you be

Tune: The king of the Cannibal islands

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V12549

Title: O! they march'd thro' the town

First Line: O! they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Soldiers

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3511

Title: Sweet carols of love

First Line: Now summer aporoaches [sic] dull winter recedes

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 36(11)

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Edition - Bod4834

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1825]

Imprint: London: Printed & Sold by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9566

Title: Isabel

First Line: Wake! dearest wake! and again united

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 2614

Title: Rest, warrior, rest

First Line: He comes from the wars, from the red field of fight

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

Themes:  Soldiers

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V9620

Title: An old man, &c

First Line: An old man would be wooing

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V17271

Title: Come live with me, &c

First Line: Come live with me, & be my dear

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V3484

Title: Taste, O! taste

First Line: Taste, O taste this spicy wine

Themes:  Drinking

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 17542

Title: He loves and he rides away

First Line: At the baron of Mowbray's gate was seen

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 812

Title: The sheep-shearing

First Line: Here's the rose-bud in June, and sweet violets below

Themes:  Sheep

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 906

Title: The sweet, silver moon

First Line: As I went to my cot, at the close of the day

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V15876

Title: The tuneful lark

First Line: The tuneful lark on √¶ther win[g]

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V4782

Title: The early horn

First Line: The early horn

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V1612

Title: Fair Rosamond

First Line: Was ever nymph like Rosamond

Subjects:  Clifford, Rosamond, d. 1176Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122-1204

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 2674

Title: Remember, love, remember

First Line: Twas ten o'clock one moonlight night

Johnson Ballads fol. 16

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Edition - Bod4848

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1822

Imprint: Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17496

Title: Woodland Mary

First Line: With sloe black eyes & jet black hair

Performers:  Bland, Maria Theresa, 1769-1838

2nd Ballad

Title: The gypsies

First Line: The gypsies they came to my father's door

Performers:  Bland, Maria Theresa, 1769-1838

Themes:  Gipsies

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17360

Title: The Indian maid

First Line: Oh! this was the cot of the Indian maid

Performers:  Matthews, miss

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13892

Title: Auld lang syne

First Line: Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1113

Title: Our village. A new song

First Line: When first I was a shepherd's boy

Tune: The sun that lights the roses

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V9630

Title: The wandering boy

First Line: When the winter wind whistles along the wild moor

Authors:  White, Henry Kirke, 1785-1806

Performers:  Hyde, master

Themes:  Orphans

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V1209

Title: Misfortunes of Paul Pry

First Line: Kind friends I hope I don't intrude in venturing before ye

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V436

Title: The sun that lights the roses

First Line: Tho' dimple cheeks may give the light

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V3726

Title: Moonlight

First Line: Now at moonlight's fairy hour

Tune: Banks of Doun

Authors:  R., A.

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 7759

Title: Why are you wandering here I pray?

First Line: Why are you wand'ring here I pray?

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Performance Locations:  Haymarket Theatre

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V4404

Title: Something new starts every day

First Line: Oh! dear, oh! dear, the world quite strange is

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 8228

Title: The voice of her I love. An Italian air

First Line: How sweet at close of silent eve

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V17351

Title: Willy of the Tay

First Line: By Tay's fair banks I stray'd yestreen

Johnson Ballads fol. 14

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Johnson Ballads fol. 15

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Edition - Bod1841

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer Wholesale toy and marble warehouse, 6, Great st Andrew street 7 dials

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 735 is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13403

Title: She's down in the village a waiting for me

First Line: They tell us that Venus arose from the sea

Themes:  Mythology, classical

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23104

Title: The merry little soldier

First Line: [I]'m a merry little soldier

Subjects:  India

Themes:  MilitarySoldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5569

Title: Far over land

First Line: Far over land far over wave, a pilgrim I am roaming

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2678

Title: She's failed in her truth

First Line: And has she then fail'd in her truth

Themes:  Rejected suitor

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 7759

Title: Why are you wandering here I pray?

First Line: Why are you wandering her[e] I pray?

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Performance Locations:  Haymarket Theatre

Themes:  SeductionRural society

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1749

Title: Gallant trobadour [sic]

First Line: Glowing with love on fire for [fame]

7th Ballad

Title: The queen of May

First Line: When the winter is gone and [the summer] is come

Themes:  Rural societyMay day

Firth b.26(143)

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Harding B 11(299)

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Johnson Ballads 733

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Johnson Ballads 734

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Edition - Bod5351

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer Wholesale toy and marble warehouse 6, Great st Andrew street 7 dials

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 733 is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13403

Title: [She's] down in the village a waiting for me

First Line: They tell us that Venus arose from the sea

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23104

Title: The merry little soldier

First Line: I'm a merry little soldier

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5569

Title: Far over land

First Line: Far over land far over wave, a pilgrim I am roaming

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2678

Title: She's fail'd in her truth

First Line: And has she then fail'd in her truth

Themes:  Rejected suitor

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 7759

Title: Why are you wandering here I pray?

First Line: Why are you wand'ring her[e] I pray?

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Performance Locations:  Haymarket Theatre

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1749

Title: [G]allant trobadour [sic]

First Line: Glowing with love on fire [for fame]

7th Ballad

Title: The queen of May

First Line: When the winter is gone and [the summer] is come

Themes:  Rural societyMay day

Johnson Ballads 735

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Johnson Ballads 3069

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Edition - Bod5845

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 14076

Title: The blue bonnets are over the border

First Line: March! march! Ettric and Tevot-dale!

Authors:  Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832

Subjects:  Scotland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5740

Title: Poor Mary Anne

First Line: Here below the green turf sleepeth

Themes:  Death

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V347

Title: Cherry ripe

First Line: Cherry ripe, cherry ripe, ripe, I cry

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Street traders

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13215

Title: Native Highland home

First Line: My Highland home where tempests blow

Themes:  Scotland

Harding B 11(342)

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Edition - Bod5954

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

Imprint: [Printed by T. Bir]t, [wholesale] and retail, 10, Great St. Andrew-Street, Seven Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V347

Title: Cherry ripe

First Line: Cherry ripe, cherry ripe, ripe, I cry

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Street traders

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V990

Title: My heart & lute

First Line: I give thee all, I can no more

Harding B 25(367)

Notes:  Slip Slip


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Edition - Bod193

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Sreet [sic], Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1158

Title: The Rochester lass

First Line: In Rochester city a young damsel did dwell

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13779

Title: Highland bonnets blue

First Line: Lassies, lassies, listen, listen, dinna ye hear the pipes playing

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V820

Title: The smile and sigh

First Line: There is a smile I dearly prize

Tune: Oyster girl

Performers:  Paton, Mary Ann, 1802-1864

Johnson Ballads 974

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Edition - Bod424

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13804

Title: My Helen is the fairest flower

First Line: My Helen is the fairest flower

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13805

Title: My gentle mother dear

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

Themes:  Mothers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V30478

Title: The lass he left behind

First Line: When the sails are furled and the wat[ch] set

Themes:  Sailors

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V7787

Title: The nobby waterman

First Line: How werry snug and nautical

Themes:  Watermen

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1941

Title: The merry mountain horn

First Line: Come, my gallant soldier, come!

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V388

Title: The Swiss toy girl

First Line: I've come across the sea

Themes:  Street traders

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V20122

Title: The merry mountain lasse

First Line: The mountain maid is the maid for me

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1306

Title: My own dear home

First Line: Wherever I wander, wherever I stray

Themes:  Marriage

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 19807

Title: Sally in our alley

First Line: Of all the girls that are so smart

Authors:  Carey, Henry, 1687-1743

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V1293

Title: Fair Zurich's waters

First Line: By the margin of fair Zurich's waters - ayieo

11th Ballad

Title: Why did I love

First Line: Why did I love? why, why, did I love?

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V7137

Title: Wake, lady, wake

First Line: Wake, lady, wake, the midnight moon

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V522

Title: Go, fetch me a pint of wine

First Line: Go, fetch me a pint of wine

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V20593

Title: Young Helen

First Line: Young Helen was as sweet a flower

Themes:  Death

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V2898

Title: Rose of Cashmere

First Line: By the flow'r of the valley

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 13623

Title: The white squall

First Line: The sea was bright, and the bark rode well

Authors:  Johns, R.

Themes:  Shipwreck

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V1245

Title: The Highland minstrel boy

First Line: I ha[e] wander'd many a night in June

Performers:  Anderson, Mr.

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V7191

Title: The deep deep sea

First Line: Oh come with me my love

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V238

Title: Bid me discourse

First Line: Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V6216

Title: Sweet goddess of the silver stream

First Line: Near where old Thames's in ample tide

Johnson Ballads fol. 371


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Edition - Bod6670

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, Toy Warehouse 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  See also Harding B 11(3005)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V419

Title: Plain gold ring

First Line: He was a knight of low degree

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7487

Title: The huntsmen

First Line: Dull night leaves the sky, and the bright god of day

Tune: Queen of may

Themes:  Hunting

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V347

Title: Cherry ripe

First Line: Cherry ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry

Themes:  Street traders

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V19755

Title: Origin of bubble and squeak

First Line: Down in our village there lived with the squire

Tune: When in death

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V30669

Title: The last farewell

First Line: O fare you well young William cried

Tune: Wanderer

Themes:  Death

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V34701

Title: We tars have a maxim

First Line: We tars have a maxim your honours dye see

Themes:  Sailors

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V396

Title: Stand to your guns

First Line: Stand to your guns my hearts of oak

Themes:  Naval

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Harding B 11(3004)

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Johnson Ballads 944

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Edition - Bod2014

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts 6 Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V17053

Title: The lovers mistake

First Line: A fond youth serenaded his love

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

2nd Ballad

Title: New Shamrock shore

First Line: Come all you fair pretty maidens

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(2239)

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Edition - Bod2209

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V419

Title: The plain gold ring

First Line: He was a knight of low degree

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6110

Title: Julia to the wood-robin

First Line: Stay, sweet enchantress of the grove

Themes:  Robin, the

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V12033

Title: Lubin is away

First Line: My mother bids me bind my hair

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

Harding B 11(3016)

Notes:  Torn at top; lacking parts of cuts.


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Edition - Bod11477

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12264

Title: The fairest flower

First Line: I have plucked the sweetest flower

Performers:  Wood, Mr.

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4996

Title: O never fall in love

First Line: Fall not in love dear girls beware

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9617

Title: The lamenting maid

First Line: Early one morning, just as the sun was rising

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V9589

Title: Answer to The lamenting maid

First Line: Who's that I hear making such lamentation

Harding B 11(1113)

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Edition - Bod17192

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1821]

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6268

Title: Dyot-street courtship

First Line: My lodging is in Leather-lane

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4582

Title: Sleep on, my babe. (Ballad)

First Line: Sleep on, my babe! thy heart ne'er felt

Themes:  Infants

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V14821

Title: The lass of Teviot-side

First Line: In robes of green the smiling spring

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V14036

Title: How sweet at eve

First Line: How sweet at eve whene'er we rove

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 4260

Title: The banks of Allan-water

First Line: On the banks of Allan-water

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 22142

Title: Lovely Charly

First Line: Over yon hills and lofty mountains

Tune: Legacy

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2890

Title: A red, red rose

First Line: My love's like a red, red rose

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V1067

Title: The frozen tear

First Line: On beds of snow the moon-beam slept

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V30719

Title: The mother's lament

First Line: From bubbling streams & springs that rise

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V11908

Title: The maid of Bourdeaux

First Line: Stay, stay, Philomela! thy warbling forbear

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V13674

Title: Bonny Highland laddie

First Line: Will ye to the Highlands go

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V18879

Title: Young Love

First Line: Young Love liv'd once in a humble shed

Performers:  Bland, Maria Theresa, 1769-1838

Performance Locations:  Vauxhall Gardens

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V2941

Title: Lemminy's grave

First Line: Bright was the morning, the wood-lark sang sweetly

Tune: Rose-bud

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V27348

Title: Marriage. A canzonet

First Line: With thee I'll share each future joy

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V347

Title: Cherry ripe

First Line: Cherry ripe, cherry ripe, ripe, I cry

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Street traders

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V21317

Title: Spring. A favourite song

First Line: Welcome sun and southern show'rs

Themes:  Spring

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V2124

Title: Let us haste to Kelvin grove

First Line: Let us haste to Kelvin grove

Performers:  Braham, John, 1774-1856

Performance Locations:  Drury Lane Theatre

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V3312

Title: If I had such as lassie as this

First Line: If ever I marry, I'll wed with a lass

19th Ballad - Roud Number: 8191

Title: Fair Helen

First Line: I wish I were where Helen lies

Tune: Wallace

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V493

Title: Woman's love

First Line: O say not woman's love is bought

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V1705

Title: The farmer boy

First Line: Indeed my simple tale is true

Themes:  Farmers

Johnson Ballads fol. 29

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Edition - Bod18117

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13892

Title: Auld lang syne

First Line: Should auld acquaintance be forgot

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1113

Title: Our village. A new song

First Line: When first I was a shepherd's boy

Tune: The sun that lights the roses

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9630

Title: The wandering boy

First Line: When the winter wind whistles along the wild moor

Authors:  White, Henry Kirke, 1785-1806

Performers:  Hyde, Master

Performance Locations:  London Concerts

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V17360

Title: The Indian maid

First Line: Oh! this was the cot of the Indian Maid

Performers:  Matthews, Miss

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 17496

Title: Woodland Mary

First Line: With sloe black eyes & jet black hair

Performers:  Bland, Maria Theresa, 1769-1838

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V436

Title: The sun that lights the roses

First Line: Tho dimple cheeks may give the light

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3726

Title: Moonlight

First Line: Now at moonlight's fairy hour

Tune: Banks of Doon

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 7759

Title: Why are you wandering here I pray?

First Line: Why are you wand'ring here I pray?

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Performance Locations:  Haymarket Theatre

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 8228

Title: The voice of her I love

First Line: How sweet at close of silent eve

Tune: Italian air

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V17351

Title: Willy of the Tay

First Line: By Tay's fair banks I stray'd yestreen

Harding B 36(29)

Notes:  Top half of sheet is torn off


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Edition - Bod18368

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20681

Title: The artful dodge

First Line: Never was there known as such

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V946

Title: O! rest thee, babe

First Line: Oh! slumber my darling, thy sire [is a] knight

Themes:  Lullaby

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4783

Title: The horn of chase

First Line: To join the chase at break of day

Themes:  Hunting

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3738

Title: Yon moon o'er the mountain

First Line: Yon moon o'er the mountain wanes heavily still

Performers:  Malibran, Maria, 1808-1836

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1989

Title: My heart's true blue

First Line: I ne'er will leave my native shore

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 7966

Title: Horticultural wife

First Line: She's my myrtle, my geranium

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jame [sic] of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 2816

Title: The rose of Ardee

First Line: When first to this country a stranger I came

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V665

Title: The kiss. A favourite song

First Line: One kind kiss before we part

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V13706

Title: The pirates bride

First Line: Good bye, my love, good bye, my bark is on the bay

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Gentle moon

First Line: Day has gone down on the Baltic's broad billow

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V607

Title: Woodland maid

First Line: The woodland maid my beauty's queen

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: On the banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin bower

15th Ballad

Title: Lilla's a lady

First Line: The church bells are ringing

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off, off, & away!

Harding B 40(23b)

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Edition - Bod19822

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2125

Title: Answer to Kelvin grove. A favorite ballad

First Line: Then farewell to Kelvin grove, bonny laddie O!

Attributation: Written expressly for Miss Stephens, by a Scottish Officer

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17053

Title: The lover's mistake

First Line: A fond youth serenaded his love

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Johnson Ballads 2303

Notes:  Slip Slip


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