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Edition - Bod5314

Imprint Names:  Swindells

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1796 and 1853

Imprint: Swindells, Printer


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20050

Title: Ben Backstay

First Line: Ben Backstay lov'd the gentle Anna

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 949

Title: The storm

First Line: Cease rude Boreas, blust'ring railer

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3207

Title: L, A, W, Law

First Line: Come list to me for a minute

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 5510

Title: Charlie is my darling

First Line: Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling

Themes:  Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 370

Title: Dawning of the day

First Line: As I walk'd forth one morning fair, all in the summer time

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 398

Title: Caroline of Edinburgh town

First Line: Come all young men & maidens attend unto my rhyme

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: Cabin boy

First Line: The sea was rough, the clouds were dark

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Sailors

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V6189

Title: Love has eyes

First Line: Love's blind they say, O never, nay

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering tale

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V17204

Title: Welcome to the Bell

First Line: Around the face of blue-eyed Sue

Themes:  Taverns

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V5272

Title: Is there a heart

First Line: Is there a heart that never loved?

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V4301

Title: Life's a bumper

First Line: Life's a bumper fill'd by fate

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 126

Title: Derby ram

First Line: As I was going to Derby, all on a market day

Subjects:  Derby (England)

Themes:  Markets

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V3516

Title: Sweet evening bells

First Line: Sweet evening bells, sweet evening bells

Themes:  Bells

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: The banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin flow'r

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: The bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane! my pretty Jane!

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V443

Title: Kitty Jones

First Line: Not long ago a simple lad, from Yorkshire I did roam

19th Ballad

Title: They march'd thro' the town

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

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 13896

Title: Begone dull care

First Line: Begone dull care, I prithee begone from me

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 23518

Title: Old English gentleman

First Line: I'll sing you a good old song

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4849

Title: Little love is a mischievous thing

First Line: Little love is a mischievous thing

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1660

Title: Here in a cool grot

First Line: Here in a cool grot and mossy cell

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V238

Title: Bid me discourse

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

Johnson Ballads fol. 412


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Edition - Bod974

Imprint Names:  Ordoyno, W.

Imprint Locations:  Nottingham

Imprint: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by W. Ordoyno, Newton Street, Nottingham

Notes:  An uncut sheet of two titles.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13784

Title: Happy land

First Line: Happy land! happy land!

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13752

Title: After many roving years

First Line: Oh, after many roving years

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 298

Title: Where are you going my pretty maid

First Line: Where are you going my pretty maid?

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13804

Title: My Helen is the fairest flower

First Line: My Helen is the fairest flower

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V8045

Title: Kiss me now or never

First Line: The morn was fair, the month was May

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2898

Title: Rose of Cashmere

First Line: By the flower of the valley

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V826

Title: The smile and sigh

First Line: There is a smile I dearly prize

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V2890

Title: My love's like the red red rose

First Line: Oh, my love's like the red red rose

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V28711

Title: Lovely woman

First Line: Of mighty nature's handy works

Themes:  Women

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13833

Title: Woodman spare the tree

First Line: Woodman spare that tree

Authors:  Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13786

Title: Lost Rosabel

First Line: They have given thee to another

Themes:  Lovers parted

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13894

Title: Journey'd over many lands

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

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V3323

Title: My bark is on the sea

First Line: Do you ever think of me love

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13881

Title: The old house at home

First Line: Oh, the old house at home where my forefathers dwelt

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

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V28099

Title: My old girl at home

First Line: To my old girl at home these lines I'll indite

Themes:  Family life

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V8090

Title: Merry Christ-Church bells

First Line: Hark! the bonny Christ-Church bells

Themes:  Bells

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V3790

Title: The gypsey prince

First Line: No more, no more shall the notes of love

Themes:  War

19th Ballad - Roud Number: 4260

Title: Allan water

First Line: On the banks of Allan-water

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V1694

Title: My dear native isle

First Line: Dear native isle; the summer sun is glowing

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13836

Title: We've liv'd and lov'd together

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

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V806

Title: Oh, yes! I oft remember thee

First Line: Oh, yes! I oft remember thee

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7936

Title: A duet

First Line: Cup of nectar -- rosy nectar

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V227

Title: Dolly Day

First Line: She's just what I expected her

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V888

Title: By the gaily circling glass

First Line: By the gaily circling glass

Themes:  Drinking

26th Ballad - Roud Number: 1346

Title: Hail! smiling morn

First Line: Hail! smiling morn that tips the hill with gold

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V326

Title: Chanting Benny, or the Batch of ballads

First Line: When quite a babe my parents said

Themes:  Ballads

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V30655

Title: The queen of merry England

First Line: O the queen of merry England

Subjects:  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:  Patriotism

29th Ballad - Roud Number: 3549

Title: The death of Nelson

First Line: O'er Nelson's tomb, with silent grief oppress'd

Authors:  Arnold, Samuel James, 1774-1852

Subjects:  Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805

30th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my Jo

First Line: John Anderson, my Jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Marriage

31st Ballad - Roud Number: 23540

Title: Sweet May morn

First Line: It was early one sweet May morning

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5060

Title: Willie brew'd a peck o' maut

First Line: O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut

Themes:  Drinking

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: The bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane! my pretty Jane!

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V27855

Title: Drink, boys, drink

First Line: Come, push about the grog, and drink, boys drink

Themes:  Drinking

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V5958

Title: The Red cross knight

First Line: Blow, warder, blow! thy sounding horn

Themes:  Crusaders

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V2980

Title: A new version of the Admiral

First Line: How swiftly rides our gallant bark

Themes:  Naval

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V196

Title: My beautiful Rhine

First Line: How sweet 'tis to wander when day beams decline

Themes:  Rhine, river

38th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

Firth b.25(600/601)

Notes:  Firth b.25(600/601) is torn at top and bottom.



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Firth b.34(275)


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Edition - Bod2501

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Harkness, Printer, 121, Church Street, Preston

Series Identifier: 152


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 191

Title: White cockade

First Line: It was one Monday morning

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V375

Title: Daughter of Israel

First Line: A daughter of Israel sat by a stream

Themes:  Jews

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 11(4161)

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Edition - Bod3189

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Great st. Andrew street 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 17(126b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod11377

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 5


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 956

Title: The spotted cow

First Line: One morning in the month of May

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13873

Title: Sir John Moore's burial

First Line: Not a drum was heard, nor a funeral note

Authors:  Wolfe, Charles, 1791-1823

Subjects:  Moore, John, Sir, 1761-1809

Firth b.27(104)

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Johnson Ballads 3354

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Edition - Bod12999

Imprint Names:  Watts

Imprint Locations:  s.l.

Imprint: Watts, Printer, Lane-End

Series Identifier: 194


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V753

Title: The present fashions

First Line: Good people give attention and listen to my rhymes

Themes:  Fashions

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V35046

Title: Carrio[n crow]

First Line: The carrion crow is a s[... ]

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V155

Title: Mountain's brow

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

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health, to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V396

Title: Stand to your guns

First Line: Stand to your guns my hearts of oak

Themes:  Naval

Harding B 11(3143)

Notes:  Torn upper right corner; lacking most of illustration and part of second ballad.


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Edition - Bod13910

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 510

Title: Cookey's courtship, cupboard love, or, Butter, cheese, and all

First Line: Tis a pity you should teaze me so

Themes:  Servants

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

Harding B 11(692)

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Edition - Bod7414

Imprint Names:  Wilkin, A.

Imprint Locations:  Wellingborough

Imprint: A. Wilkin, Printer, Wellingborough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13796

Title: Why dont the men propose mamma

First Line: I've tried to win by languishing

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

Themes:  Marriage prospects

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1346

Title: Hail smiling morn

First Line: Hail smiling morn that tips the hills with gold

Notes:  A fill-up

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 18526

Title: Ye gentlemen of England

First Line: Ye gentlemen of England that live at home at ease

Authors:  Parker, M.

Themes:  NavalCommerce

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Glee

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

Firth b.26(541)

Notes:  Torn top edge


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Edition - Bod7799

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4673

Title: The sea!

First Line: The sea! the sea! the open sea!

Authors:  Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874

Themes:  Naval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3923

Title: We were boys together

First Line: We were boys together

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

Firth b.27(125)

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Edition - Bod19897

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5392

Title: Polly Flowers

First Line: Most folks fall in love no doubt

Themes:  Rejected suitorButchers

Johnson Ballads 2996

Notes:  Cropped bottom left corner


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