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Edition - Bod4677

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V632

Title: Death of Robin Adair

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

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1599

Title: Blue ey'd Ellen

First Line: Farewell my blue ey'd Ellen

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 167

Title: Leicester chambermaid

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

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1847

Title: Old England shall weather the storm

First Line: Old England thy stamina never hath yielded

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V200

Title: Brightly breaks the morning

First Line: Behold how brightly breaks the morning

Themes:  Fishing

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 561

Title: Poor Mary in the silvery tide

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

Themes:  Murder

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my jo

First Line: John Anderson my jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Marriage

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V1848

Title: Parody on old England shall weather the storm

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

Themes:  Drinking

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1493

Title: The effects of love

First Line: Young lovers all I pray draw near

Firth b.28(25a)

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



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Edition - Bod4693

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

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

Authors:  Russell, H.

Themes:  Insanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13248

Title: The Englishman

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

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5367

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

First Line: Why walk I by the lonely strand?

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V16084

Title: Jullien's grand polka

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

Themes:  Dancing

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3083

Title: The hunter's horn

First Line: The hunter's signal horn is sounding

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V321

Title: The Castilian maid

First Line: Oh! remember the time in Lamanchas shade

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 17553

Title: Merry row the bonny bark

First Line: O merry row, O merry row

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7189

Title: Deep in my soul

First Line: Deep in my soul that tender secret dwells

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V14003

Title: My own Blue Belle

First Line: My own Blue Bell!

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V30064

Title: Jack Shepard's celebrated chaunt

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

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1621

Title: Henry's gone to the wars

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

Themes:  Soldiers

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 1060

Title: Rosetta and her plough boy

First Line: You constant lovers give attention

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V9566

Title: Isabel

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

Notes:  Only the first line survives the cropping.

Firth b.28(26a)

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



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Edition - Bod4695

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3906

Title: Can she be happy now

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

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5272

Title: Is there a heart that never lov'd

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

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13861

Title: Tis last rose of summer

First Line: 'Tis the last rose of summer

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2168

Title: Irish Molly O!

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

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1657

Title: My master's gun

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

Themes:  Apprentices

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V196

Title: My beautiful Rhine

First Line: How sweet 'tis to wander

Themes:  Rhine, river

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Twas nature's gay day

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

Themes:  May day

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V5569

Title: Far over land

First Line: Far over land

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 949

Title: The storm

First Line: Cease rude boreas blusterous railer

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Naval

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13805

Title: My gentle mother dear

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

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V11620

Title: The pride of old Kentucky

First Line: Twas a sultry day, I guess

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V7887

Title: Bright jewel of my eye

First Line: I've courted damsels brown and fair

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 6915

Title: My mamma did so before me

First Line: I am a brisk and lively lass

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 1281

Title: The brave old oak

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

Authors:  Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872

Themes:  English history

15th Ballad

Title: For thee [...]

First Line: For thee [...]

Firth b.28(35)

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



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Edition - Bod3488

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: T. Watts, Printer, 14, Snowhill, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 493

Title: The deserter

First Line: As I was a walking along the highway

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 25(506)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod11516

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V497

Title: The ashes of Napoleon

First Line: Attend you gallant Britons bold

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Harding B 11(117)

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Edition - Bod12766

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Watts, Printer, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V3933

Title: Old English squire

First Line: About fifty years ago when old George the third was king

Themes:  Rural society

Harding B 11(2795)

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Edition - Bod13161

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V14373

Title: The sausage man

First Line: There is a place called Birmingham

Subjects:  Birmingham (England)

Themes:  Street traders

Harding B 11(3430)

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Edition - Bod13210

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: T. Watts, Printer, Snow-hill


Ballad - Roud Number: V8106

Title: Sir Robert Peel and his budget

First Line: A wonderful change we soon shall see

Subjects:  Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850

Themes:  TaxationPolitics and government - 19th century

Harding B 11(3528)

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Edition - Bod13337

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed at T. Watts', Publishing Office, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1533

Title: Susan's adventures in a British man of war

First Line: Young Susan was a blooming maid, so valiant stout and bold

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22204

Title: Those evening bells

First Line: Those evening bells! those evening bells

Themes:  Bells

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15412

Title: The captive's song

First Line: They saw that I was fair and bright

Themes:  Slavery

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 5512

Title: Comin' thro' the rye

First Line: Gin a body meet a body

Harding B 11(3708)

Notes:  Printed on blue paper


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Johnson Ballads 1478

Notes:  Printed on blue paper


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Edition - Bod13674

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Watts, Printer, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V32149

Title: The Yeverton maums

First Line: In Everton town as I've heard tell

Harding B 11(4343)

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Edition - Bod7398

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed & sold by T. Watts, 14, Snow Hill, Birm.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V474

Title: The unhappy little man

First Line: I had trouble, I had trouble, when an infant in the lap

Tune: I remember

Themes:  Drinking - womenDomestic relations

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15599

Title: That's the way she sarves me now

First Line: Now just to lead a merry life

Themes:  AdulteryPaternityDomestic relations

Firth b.26(526)

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Edition - Bod7399

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed at T. Watts's Publishing Office 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V27060

Title: Jim Baggs the musician

First Line: I'm a musical genius in rags

Tune: Drops of brandy

Themes:  MusiciansBallad-sellersStreet entertainers

Firth b.26(527)

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Harding B 11(1873)

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Edition - Bod7401

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: T. Watts, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V7448

Title: Jim Brown

First Line: I am a man of genius, my name is Jim Brown

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.26(529)

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Edition - Bod7808

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V18329

Title: Temptations of good st Anthoyy [sic]

First Line: Saint Anthony sat on a lowly stool

Subjects:  Anthony, Saint

2nd Ballad

Title: Old abby clock

First Line: For ages gone by it proudly hath stood

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V28743

Title: My happy home

First Line: Behind the distant mountain

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V14296

Title: One suit between two

First Line: All you that are reduced and would wish to cut a shine

Themes:  PovertyClothing

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13804

Title: My Ellen is the fairest flower

First Line: My Helen is the fairest flower

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V22056

Title: Victoria's the toast

First Line: Fill the glass, prime it well!

Themes:  Drinking

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1062

Title: Belfast mountains

First Line: Twas on belfast mountains

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1246

Title: Lass of Richmond hill

First Line: On Richmond hill there lived a lass

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V13673

Title: A Highland laddie

First Line: Highland laddie heard of war

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V26993

Title: Up to the forest

First Line: Up to the forest high

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V6193

Title: Oh, the bright eyes beaming

First Line: Oh, thy bright eyes beaming

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 229

Title: Gipsey girl

First Line: My father was king of the gipseys you know

Themes:  Gipsies

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood waw [sic] a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V9058

Title: The maid of the Rhine

First Line: Thou darkroling river how gladly for ever

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V4794

Title: Matrimony. A catch

First Line: Fire! fire! what's the matter?

Themes:  Marriage

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V15165

Title: Woman rules the day

First Line: Ye lords of the creation

Themes:  Women

Firth b.28(37)

Notes:  Stamped: Bodleian Library, Percy Manning Collection, 1917. Large format



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Edition - Bod7840

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5314

Title: The heart, the heart

First Line: The heart - the heart! oh let it be

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3340

Title: Fly away pretty moth

First Line: Fly away pretty moth to the shade

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1155

Title: The young May moon

First Line: The young May moon is beaming love

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V15125

Title: The monks of old

First Line: Many have told, of the monks of old

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13844

Title: The blighted flower

First Line: I had a flower within my garden growing

Themes:  Seduction

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V2898

Title: Sweet Rose of Cashmere

First Line: By the flower of the valley

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V247

Title: Bill Jenkins

First Line: The door was closed in Vestminster hall

Themes:  Parliament

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 277

Title: Seventeen come Sunday

First Line: As I walked out one May morning

9th Ballad

Title: The West countryman at church

First Line: There was an old chap lived down in the west

Tune: King and the countryman

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: The sailor's tear

First Line: He leapt into his boat as it lay upon the strand

Themes:  Sailors

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 24414

Title: In storms when clouds

First Line: In storms when clouds obscure the sky

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 2535

Title: Kiss me in the dark

First Line: Young William was a sailor, a handsome roving boy

Tune: Irish Molly

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4632

Title: Firm as oak

First Line: Oh, firm as oak, and free from care

Themes:  Sailors

Firth b.28(27a)

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



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Edition - Bod14095

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Watts, Printer and Publisher, 14, Snow-Hill, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 15072

Title: The doctor's boy

First Line: I'm going to sing, so listen you all

Themes:  Physicians

Harding B 11(913)

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Edition - Bod14103

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: T. Watts's Publishing Office Snow Hill, Birm


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17143

Title: Do it again

First Line: Now all give attention to what I will mention

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5506

Title: The shop boy is free. A parody on \"I'm afloat\"

First Line: I'm afloat -- I'm afloat -- on the river I ride

Themes:  Excursions

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1858

Title: The lake of Killarney

First Line: Oh! the lake of Killarney is wide as 'tis deep

Subjects:  Ireland

Harding B 11(925)

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Johnson Ballads 1475

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Edition - Bod14478

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  [1846]

Imprint: T. Watts, Printer, 14, Snow Hill, Birm.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3532

Title: A new song on the repeal of the Corn laws

First Line: Come every heart rejoice with me

Subjects:  Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:  Corn laws

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 8228

Title: The voice of her I love

First Line: How sweet at close of silent eve

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5308

Title: My heart with love is beati[ng]

First Line: My heart with love is beating

Harding B 14(315)

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Edition - Bod14499

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Watts, Printer, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V10065

Title: Lays of an old friend Polkamania

First Line: You've call'd on me to sing a song

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Dancing

Harding B 14(158)

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Edition - Bod14620

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  [1839]

Imprint: T. Watts, Printer, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V26283

Title: The fine young German gentleman

First Line: I'll sing you a fine new song, made by a modern pate

Tune: The fine old English gentleman

Subjects:  Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8465

Title: Sweet doth blush the rosy morn

First Line: Sweet doth blush the rosy morning

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5308

Title: My heart with love is beating

First Line: My heart with love is beating

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 23232

Title: Paddy will you now

First Line: Once I was a roving blade

Themes:  IrishSexual intercourse

Harding B 14(92)

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Edition - Bod9013

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and Sold, by T. Watts, Snow, Hill Birm.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5198

Title: The red cross banner

First Line: England it still the patriot fires

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1787

Title: The spell is broken

First Line: My heart is like the faded flower

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1858

Title: The lake of Killarney

First Line: Oh! the lake of Killarney is wide as 'tis deep

Subjects:  Ireland

Firth c.14(371)

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Harding B 11(3241)

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Johnson Ballads 1476

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Johnson Ballads 1477

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Edition - Bod9982

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V9668

Title: Just like my luck

First Line: Some are born to good luck, and have happiness untold

Harding B 11(1955)

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Edition - Bod19432

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Watts, Printer, snow-hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V172

Title: Battle of Algiers

First Line: Come all you Britons stout and bold that love their native land

Themes:  Algiers, battle of, 1816

2nd Ballad

Title: O, dear, O!!!

First Line: As I walk'd out one summers morn

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15412

Title: The captive's song

First Line: They saw that I was fair and bright

Themes:  Slavery

Johnson Ballads 1474

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Edition - Bod19433

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed at T. Watts's, Publishing Office, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15230

Title: We're all cutting

First Line: Were all cutting cut, cut, cutting

Tune: We're a noddin

Themes:  Life of man

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1787

Title: The spell is broken

First Line: My heart is like the faded flower

Johnson Ballads 1479

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Edition - Bod19436

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Birmingham: Printed and sold at Watt's 14, Snow Hill


Ballad - Roud Number: V33008

Title: Frost, Williams, and Jones's farewell to Engl[and]

First Line: As I walked through the town of Portsmouth

Themes:  Transported convictChartism1839

Johnson Ballads 1480

Notes:  Title torn


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