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Edition - Bod4395

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Firth c.14(224) is another impression.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: Sailor's tear

First Line: He leap't into the boat

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6281

Title: Home, love, is home, be it ever so homely

First Line: Ah! why should my dearest his quiet endanger

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

Themes:  Soldiers

Johnson Ballads 267

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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 - Bod4797

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: V13778

Title: Hurrah for the bonnets of blue

First Line: Here's a health to them that's awa

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V326

Title: Chanting Benny, or the Batch of ballads

First Line: When quite a babe my parents said

Themes:  Ballad-sellers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13896

Title: Begone dull care

First Line: Begone dull care, I pray thee begone from me

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V17523

Title: Sich a getting out of bed

First Line: Oh, is it not most strange to think

Themes:  Marriage

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V182

Title: Biddy, the basket woman

First Line: If ever you go to London town

Themes:  Street traders

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13894

Title: I've journey'd over many lands

First Line: I've journey'd over many lands

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 17792

Title: The gallant sailor

First Line: Farewell thou dear & gallant sailor

Themes:  Sailors

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 8675

Title: The braes of Ballenden

First Line: Beneath a green shade, a lovely young swain

Harding B 36(7)


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Edition - Bod1064

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: 884

Title: Tom Brown

First Line: The deuce take the cards, for they give me the gripes

Themes:  Gambling

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 9446

Title: She lives in the valley below

First Line: The broom bloom'd so fresh and so fair

Themes:  Rural society

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17321

Title: Lullaby

First Line: Peaceful slumb'ring on the ocean

Themes:  Sailors

Firth b.25(96)

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Edition - Bod1375

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 267 is another impression.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: Sailor's tear

First Line: He leap'd into the boat

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6281

Title: Home, love, is home, be it ever so homely

First Line: Ah! why should my dearest his quiet endanger

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

Themes:  Soldiers

Firth c.14(224)

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Edition - Bod5595

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Catnach, 2, & 3, Monmouth-Court


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2160

Title: I remember - I remember

First Line: I remember, - I remember

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V30478

Title: The lass he left behind

First Line: When the sails are furl'd and the watch set

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1101

Title: Hurrah for the road!

First Line: Hurrah o'er Hounslow-heath to roam

Themes:  Highwaymen

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V14978

Title: The sun of our table

First Line: The bottle's the sun of our table

Themes:  Drinking

Firth b.25(88)

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Harding B 11(1653)

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Harding B 11(1653A)

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Edition - Bod5866

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V299

Title: Bound 'prentice to a waterman

First Line: Bound 'prentice to a waterman, I learn'd a bit to row

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7200

Title: The Swiss maid

First Line: Come haste thee, come haste thee, my bonny Swiss maid

Harding B 11(423)

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Edition - Bod5882

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: 1209

Title: Dame Durden

First Line: Dame Durden kept five serving girls

Themes:  Servants

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 530

Title: Tarry sailor

First Line: I am poor Jack just come from sea

Themes:  SailorsMoney

Harding B 11(778)

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Edition - Bod247

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16423

Title: Ruddy Aurora

First Line: When ruddy Aurora awakens the day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3743

Title: The legacy

First Line: When in death I shall calm recline

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

Themes:  Death

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 8634

Title: At setting day and rising morn

First Line: At setting day and rising morn

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1160

Title: Maidens fair, of love beware

First Line: Love they say is quite delightful

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V6366

Title: Say, where shall we meet, love

First Line: Say, where shall we meet, love

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 2614

Title: Rest! warrior, rest

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

Themes:  Soldiers

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 23189

Title: Wilt thou say, &c

First Line: Wilt thou say farewell love

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1304

Title: The beggar girl

First Line: Over the mountains & over the moor

Authors:  Chandler, John W.

Themes:  Beggars

10th Ballad

Title: The pitcher

First Line: Oh! where are you going so fast pretty maid

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13783

Title: Harry Bluff

First Line: Harry Bluff when a boy left his friends and his home

Themes:  Sailors

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V9852

Title: Edwin and Ella

First Line: See, beneath yon bower of roses

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 1696

Title: The devil and Mike

First Line: Oh, 'twas on a dusky eve

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 7758

Title: Billy Barlow

First Line: O when I was born, says old mother Goose

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V11671

Title: A wish

First Line: Mine be a cot beside a hill

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V442

Title: Kitty of the Clyde

First Line: A boat danced on Clyde'[s] bonny stream

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 6747

Title: Time is on the wing

First Line: Strew, strew, with roses

Harding B 40(21b)

Notes:  Johnson Ballads fol. 400 lacks title and imprint


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Johnson Ballads fol. 400

Notes:  Johnson Ballads fol. 400 lacks title and imprint



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Edition - Bod486

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3971

Title: Welcome royal Charli [sic]

First Line: Arouse! arouse! ilk kilted clan

Subjects:  Charles Edward, prince, grandson of James II, king of England, 1720-1788

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 87

Title: Waly, Waly, up the bank

First Line: O waly, waly, up the bank

Authors:  Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20232

Title: Somebody

First Line: When gloaming treads the ... of day

Authors:  Tannahill, Robert, 1774-1810

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 8944

Title: O whistle and I'll

First Line: O whistle an' I'll come to you my lad

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V13685

Title: The bride

First Line: Oh! take her and be faithful still

Themes:  Marriage

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 5838

Title: The braes of Yarrow

First Line: Busk ye, busk ye, my bony [sic] bride

Authors:  Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 8999

Title: The land o' the leal

First Line: I'm wearing awa', Jean

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 8696

Title: The yellow-hair'd laddie

First Line: The yellow-hair'd laddie sat down on yon brae

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 6132

Title: Jem of Aberdeen

First Line: The tuneful lavrocks chear the grove

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V797

Title: Waving greenwood tree

First Line: Now by the waving greenwood tree

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possessed of great beauty

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V3572

Title: The battle and the breeze

First Line: To Britain's glorious walls of oak

Themes:  Sailors

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 8666

Title: Ettrick banks

First Line: On Ettrick banks in a summer's night

Authors:  Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13885

Title: The thorn

First Line: From the white blossom'd sloe

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 8407

Title: Polwart on the green

First Line: At Polwart on the green

Authors:  Ramsay, Allan, 1686-1758

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V3111

Title: Banks of Clyde

First Line: While some praise the pastoral margin of Tweed

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 13598

Title: Lass wi' the bonnie blue 'een

First Line: O! saw you the lass with the bonnie blue 'een

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 8642

Title: Tweed-side

First Line: What beauties does Flora disclose

Authors:  Crawford, Robert, d. 1733

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1222

Title: Pretty Rosaline

First Line: 'Twas near the banks of bonny Tweed

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V2043

Title: My native love

First Line: I've rov'd afar thro' summer climes

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V3782

Title: The bonny breast knots

First Line: Hey the bonny, O the bonny

Themes:  Marriage

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 16787

Title: Deil's awa' wi' the exciseman

First Line: The deil came fiddling thro' the town

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Johnson Ballads fol. 8


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Edition - Bod6027

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: V15562

Title: The sailor's farewell

First Line: Farewell to old England, thy white cliffs adieu!

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 54

Title: Barbara Allen

First Line: In Reading town were [sic] I was born

Themes:  Rejected suitor

Johnson Ballads 266

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Edition - Bod6077

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Another impression forms part of a sheet of three; see Harding B 11(1288)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17792

Title: The gallant sailor

First Line: Farewell thou dear and gallant sailor

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13812

Title: A rose tree

First Line: A rose tree in full bearing

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

Johnson Ballads 190

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod6144

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1582

Title: The new Jack of all trades

First Line: Above all the men breathing a rover is my delight

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V27215

Title: The sailor's dream

First Line: Jack vow'd old England left behind

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(2655)

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Edition - Bod6270

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, Monmouth-court, 7 D[ials]


Ballad - Roud Number: 478

Title: [N]ew York trader

First Line: To a new York trader I did belong

Subjects:  New York (N.Y.)Waterford (Ireland)

Themes:  MerchantsSailorsMurder

Firth c.13(204)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6494

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-Court


Ballad - Roud Number: 561

Title: Poor Mary in the silvery tide

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

Themes:  SailorsSocial statusMurder

Firth c.13(172)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6947

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: V16492

Title: The girl I left behind me

First Line: The wars are o'er, and gentle peace

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2816

Title: The Rose of Ardee

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

Firth b.25(83)

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Edition - Bod2016

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: V3409

Title: The lover's separation

First Line: As I walked out one morning in the spring time of the year

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15499

Title: The gallant Mars

First Line: Behold all on the silver stream

Notes:  Harding B 17(103a) is another issue of this ballad alone

Themes:  Rowing

Harding B 11(2246)

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Edition - Bod2108

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Prsnter [sic], 2, & 3, Monmouth court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16780

Title: When first [I] went to sea

First Line: Oh well do I remember still

Tune: Admiral

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(2608)

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Edition - Bod2237

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Firth b.25(113) is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Poor Willie was a sailor brave. (An answer to Bessy the sailor's bride)

First Line: Poor Willie was a sailor brave

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 291

Title: The bold fisherman

First Line: As I walk'd out one May morning, down by the river side

Harding B 11(3114)

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Edition - Bod2376

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Harding B 11(3673) is another edition Harding B 11(3674) is another edition


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 949

Title: The storm

First Line: Cease rude Boreas, blust'ring railer

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 560

Title: Black eyd Susan

First Line: All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd

Authors:  Gay, John, 1685-1732

Harding B 11(3672)

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Edition - Bod3301

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Harding B 11(4249) is another edition. Harding B 11(4249) is another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1617

Title: Will Watch the bold smuggler

First Line: Twas one morn when the winds from the northward blew keen[ly]

Themes:  Smuggling

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13785

Title: The heart that can feel for another

First Line: Jack Steadfast and I were both me[ss]mates at sea

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 20(192)

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Edition - Bod3839

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 220 is another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V26703

Title: Little Jessey, the poor flower maid

First Line: I am poor little Jessey, I come here to show

Themes:  Street traders

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13784

Title: Happy land

First Line: Happy land! happy land!

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 478

Title: [N]ew York trader

First Line: To a New York trader I did belong

Subjects:  New York (N.Y.)

Themes:  SailorsShipwreckMurderMutiny

Harding B 11(2163)

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Edition - Bod3925

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, [7] Dials

Notes:  The same setting of type, but with two additional lines in prose, appears in a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(146) and Harding B 11(147)


Ballad - Roud Number: 993

Title: The constant lovers

First Line: A sailor courted a farmer's daughter

Subjects:  Isle of Man

Themes:  SailorsSocial status

Firth c.12(195)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod3929

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 214 is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 9260

Title: The lad in his jacket so blue

First Line: As I was a walking one morning in May

Tune: Bonnets of blue

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 182

Title: Young Edwin in the Lowlands low

First Line: Come all you wild young people and listen to my song

Tune: Bushes and briars

Themes:  TavernsSailorsMurderMoney

Harding B 11(2031)

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Edition - Bod3982

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1823

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V418

Title: Dashing serjeant

First Line: If I had a beau, for a soldier would go

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

Themes:  Women soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7323

Title: The shady bowers

First Line: I'll range around the shady bowers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4525

Title: The ramble

First Line: Twas at midsummer's tide, no matter the day

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V151

Title: Amoret and Phyllis

First Line: Sweet Phyllis well met, the sun is just set

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V17321

Title: Lullaby

First Line: Peaceful slumbr'ing on the ocean

Themes:  Sailors

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V9084

Title: A favourite pastoral

First Line: Flocks are sporting, doves are courting

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V906

Title: The Cambrian minstrel boy

First Line: Through Cambria's sweet valleys I stray

Performers:  Longhurst, Master

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V189

Title: The beautiful maid

First Line: When absent from her my soul holds most dear

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V14059

Title: Is not it a pity

First Line: I lov'd a lad, a handsome lad

Performers:  Tonstall, Miss

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V4973

Title: The happy shepherd

First Line: With the sun I rise at morn

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V3501

Title: Home

First Line: I was courted by a young man who did me betray

Tune: Sweet, sweet home

Authors:  C., J.

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V540

Title: Lowland Mary

First Line: Flow'ry spring has deck'd the dale

Authors:  C., J.

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V3242

Title: Sweet Mary of the dale

First Line: As blythe I tript the other morn

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V17283

Title: The fairy. A midnight madrigal

First Line: Fairest of the virgin train

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 418

Title: The garden gate, a favourite song

First Line: The day was spent, the moon shone bright

Themes:  Marriage

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V412

Title: Helen the fair. A new song

First Line: Fair Helen one morn from her cottage had stray'd

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V5473

Title: Where roses wild

First Line: Where roses wild were blooming

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V3111

Title: The willow tree

First Line: Don't you remember the vows to tender

Johnson Ballads fol. 17

Notes:  Johnson Ballads fol. 17A is damaged and the title is cut off


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Johnson Ballads fol. 17A

Notes:  Johnson Ballads fol. 17A is damaged and the title is cut off


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