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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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Notes:  Portion of the right hand column has been cut out.


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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 - 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 - 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

Firth b.26(122)

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Harding B 11(3004)

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Johnson Ballads 944

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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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