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Edition - Bod4250

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... 60 Chatham str. New-York

Notes:  Border: Musical instruments. Coloured.


Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: Banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm glids [sic] the elfin bower

Harding B 18(26)

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Edition - Bod1126

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Harkness, Printer, Church st., Preston

Series Identifier: 181


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V501

Title: Collier swell

First Line: I used to be a vulgar clown, with cash and money short in

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: The banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow worm gilds the elfine bow'r

Firth b.25(336)

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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 - Bod6923

Imprint Names:  Ordoyno, W.

Imprint Locations:  Nottingham

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

Notes:  Two titles on an uncut sheet


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 5898

Title: The boatmen dance

First Line: De boatmen dance, de boatmen sing

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 4610

Title: Unhappy Jeremiah

First Line: I'd often heard a married life

Themes:  Marriage

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 12887

Title: Old Adam was a gentleman

First Line: Old Adam was the first man form'd

Themes:  Adam (Biblical figure)

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V10161

Title: From thee, Eliza, I must go

First Line: From thee, Eliza, I must go

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 22798

Title: Four and ninepenny tile

First Line: List my friends all around

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 7891

Title: Sich a getting up stairs

First Line: At Kentuck last night a party met

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V4666

Title: The watchman

First Line: Good night, good night, my dearest

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 2336

Title: The mistletoe bough

First Line: The mistletoe bough hung in the castle hall

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

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 13842

Title: The bridal ring

First Line: I dreamed last night of our earlier days

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V818

Title: Thy smile was sweet

First Line: Thy smile was sweet, thine eye was bright

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 12735

Title: Nix my dolly

First Line: In a box of the stone jug I was born

Authors:  Ainsworth, W.H.

Themes:  Crime - 19th centurySlang

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 6125

Title: Rory O'More

First Line: Young Rory O'More courted Kathleen Bawn

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V11915

Title: Maid of Llnanweylly [sic]

First Line: I have no sheep on the mountains

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V7769

Title: She sat within the abbey walls

First Line: A maiden was there from her father's halls

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 12739

Title: Leather breeches

First Line: Although a simple clown

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 299

Title: The poacher

First Line: When I was bound a 'prentice

Themes:  Poaching

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: The banks of the blue Moselle

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

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 13789

Title: Maid of Judah

First Line: No more shall the children of Judah sing

Themes:  Jews

19th Ballad - Roud Number: 13246

Title: How, when and where

First Line: Oh, tell me when and tell me where

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V3517

Title: How sweet those merry bells are ringing

First Line: How sweet those merry bell [sic] are ringing

Themes:  Bells

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V157

Title: Axe my eye

First Line: I deals in costermongery

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1451

Title: Boys of Kilkenny

First Line: Oh, the boys of Killkenny are brave roaring blades

Subjects:  Ireland

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V6334

Title: Susan of the vale

First Line: Oh! give me but the lass I saw

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V12618

Title: My son Tom

First Line: My son's a youth of talents rare

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V8088

Title: The vesper bells are ringing

First Line: The vesper bells are ringing

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V9064

Title: His country and his friends

First Line: What if the sailor boldly goes

Themes:  Sailors

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V7603

Title: John Bull and the taxes

First Line: Here is lines about the times

Themes:  Taxation

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V16712

Title: Marked you her beaming eye

First Line: Mark'd you her eye of heavenly blue

29th Ballad - Roud Number: 13782

Title: Holy friar

First Line: I am a friar of orders grey

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

Themes:  FoodClergy

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V3932

Title: The young English gentleman

First Line: I'll sing you a prime new song

Notes:  A parody on The fine old English gentleman

31st Ballad - Roud Number: 2553

Title: Isle of beauty

First Line: Shades of evening close not o'er us

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1118

Title: Foggy dew

First Line: What shepherd was like me so blest

33rd Ballad

Title: Yankee Doodle

First Line: My daddy to my mammy said

Firth b.25(595/596)


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Firth b.34(212)


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Edition - Bod12950

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 7146

Title: A pretty little dear

First Line: One morning very early a strange thought came in my head

Tune: Oh cruel!

Themes:  Countryman in London

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V12373

Title: I saw her at the fancy fair

First Line: I saw her at the fancy fair

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: The banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfins bower

Harding B 11(3156)

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Edition - Bod7834

Imprint Names:  Jacques, G.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Printed, & Sold Wholesale & Retail, by G. Jacques, Oldham Road Library, Manchester


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 675

Title: Constant farmer's son

First Line: It's of a merchant's daughter, in London town did dwell

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2171

Title: Old woman and her cats

First Line: A very old woman once liv'd by herself

Themes:  Cats

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1256

Title: A sketch on the present times

First Line: All you who are low spirited, to me I pray draw near

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 906

Title: Sweet silver light, bonny moon

First Line: As I went to my cot at the close of the day

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 12738

Title: I should dearly like to marry

First Line: I should dearly like to marry

Themes:  Marriage

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V9075

Title: When the dew is on the grass

First Line: Softly, softly will I pass

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 93

Title: Squire of Edinburgh

First Line: There was a squire in Edinburgh, and a squire of high degree

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V5667

Title: Bless the ladies all

First Line: How beautiful the ladies seem

Tune: Nice young man

Themes:  WomenTea

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V5754

Title: The Tartan drum

First Line: Row thy bark, my gallant lover

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V4695

Title: Handsome factory lass

First Line: As down by the factory I alone one morning strayed

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: Banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow worm gilds the elfin bower

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13784

Title: Happy land

First Line: Happy land; whate'er my fate in life may be

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V2889

Title: Love lies asleep in the rose

First Line: The lady bird skims o'er the woodbine

Firth b.28(39)


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Edition - Bod18368

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: V20681

Title: The artful dodge

First Line: Never was there known as such

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V946

Title: O! rest thee, babe

First Line: Oh! slumber my darling, thy sire [is a] knight

Themes:  Lullaby

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4783

Title: The horn of chase

First Line: To join the chase at break of day

Themes:  Hunting

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3738

Title: Yon moon o'er the mountain

First Line: Yon moon o'er the mountain wanes heavily still

Performers:  Malibran, Maria, 1808-1836

6th 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

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 7966

Title: Horticultural wife

First Line: She's my myrtle, my geranium

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jame [sic] of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 2816

Title: The rose of Ardee

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

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V665

Title: The kiss. A favourite song

First Line: One kind kiss before we part

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V13706

Title: The pirates bride

First Line: Good bye, my love, good bye, my bark is on the bay

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Gentle moon

First Line: Day has gone down on the Baltic's broad billow

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V607

Title: Woodland maid

First Line: The woodland maid my beauty's queen

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: On the banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin bower

15th Ballad

Title: Lilla's a lady

First Line: The church bells are ringing

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off, off, & away!

Harding B 40(23b)

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Edition - Bod20780

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: H. Such, Printer, Newsvender, &c &c. 123, Union Street, Borough, London

Series Identifier: 39


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15287

Title: Who shall be fairest?

First Line: Who shall be fairest?

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: The banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow worm gilds the elfin bower

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1045

Title: The river Roe

First Line: As I went out one evening all in the month of May

2806 b.11(231)

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Harding B 11(152)

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Edition - Bod20974

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Two titles on an uncut sheet


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8022

Title: Our king is a true British sailor

First Line: Too long out of sight have been kept jolly tars

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

2nd Ballad

Title: Meet me to night

First Line: Meet me to-night in the path which lie

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V143

Title: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

First Line: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1941

Title: The merry mountain horn

First Line: Come, my gallant soldier, come!

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V34200

Title: The welcome

First Line: Come, hurrah! boys, & help me to sing

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1514

Title: The new God save the king

First Line: God save our noble king

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V7191

Title: The deep deep sea

First Line: Oh come with me my love

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V14995

Title: Safely follow him

First Line: Follow him, nor fearful deem

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V1245

Title: The Highland minstrel boy

First Line: I hae wander'd mony a night in June

Performers:  Anderson, Mr.

Subjects:  Scotland

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 1279

Title: Dear! what can the matter be

First Line: He promis'd he'd buy me a fairing should please me

Themes:  Fairs

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V388

Title: The Swiss toy girl

First Line: I've come across the sea

Themes:  Street tradersImmigrants - Great Britain

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V13891

Title: Welcome Adelaide our beloved queen

First Line: Arouse, arouse all Britain's isle

Subjects:  Adelaide, Queen dowager, 1792-1849

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V18882

Title: The jasmine-flower

First Line: How lovely the jessamine-flower

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: On the banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin bower

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off, off, & away!

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V4543

Title: O! softly sleep, my baby boy

First Line: O! Softly sleep my baby boy

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V8654

Title: The Marseilloise hymn

First Line: Ye sons of France awake to glory

Authors:  Rouget de Lisle, Claude Joseph, 1760-1836

19th Ballad

Title: Come to thy lattice

First Line: Come to thy lattice, the stars are bright

Firth b.25(103/104)

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