Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Filter your search:

Apprentices - 2
Adultery - 1
Disguise - 1
Indentured servants - 1
Prostitution - 1

(show more)

1850-1900 - 2
Virginia - 1
Bodleian Firth - 2
Disley, H. - 1
Such, H. - 1
London - 2

Search again:


Your current search: Roud Number: 12560

Current filters: Locations: London(x)   Themes: Apprentices(x)   Collections: Bodleian Firth(x)   (Remove All)
2 results found Page 1 of 1

Edition - Bod8000

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: H. Disley, Printer, 57, High Street, St. Giles, London

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 531

Title: Saucy sailor boy

First Line: Oh, come my own one, come my fond one

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12560

Title: Crafty London 'prentice. Or, Bow bells

First Line: When I was a prentice in fair London town

Themes:  AdulteryApprentices

Edition - Bod9590

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Machine Printer, & Publisher, 177, Union- street, Boro'., S.E.

Notes:  Harding B 11(737) is another edition. Harding B 11(737) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 514

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12560

Title: The crafty London apprentice; or Bow bells

First Line: When I was a prentice in fair London town

Themes:  DisguiseProstitutionApprentices

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1488

Title: The lads of Virginia

First Line: Come all you young fellows wherever you be

Subjects:  Virginia

Themes:  Transported convictIndentured servants

Firth c.17(57)

Click image to view larger

2 results found Page 1 of 1

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.