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Edition - Bod4899

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, and Toy Warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 9128

Title: Lubly Rosa Sambo come; or De coal-black rose

First Line: Lubly Rosa Sambo cum

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20667

Title: Who are you?

First Line: What sayings and what doings there are in Lunnun town

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1281

Title: Brave old oak

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

Themes:  Oak tree

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12813

Title: Joy! joy! joy!

First Line: Joy! joy! joy! came bounding o'er the plain

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13862

Title: The light of other days

First Line: The light of other days is faded

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V33246

Title: Love in a cottage for me

First Line: Oh! the air of a city with poor little love

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

First Line: My heart's in the highlands, my heart is not here

Themes:  Scotland

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Themes:  Death

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: O did you not hear of Kate Kearney

Johnson Ballads fol. 113

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Edition - Bod6524

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: Disley, Printer, High-street, St. Giles, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 6785

Title: The weeping willer

First Line: Down by the country side, lives old Gray the miller

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13830

Title: You'll remember me

First Line: When other lips and other hearts

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Themes:  Sailors

Firth b.25(184)

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Harding B 11(251)

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Edition - Bod6568

Imprint Names:  Forth, J.

Imprint Locations:  Pocklington

Imprint: J. Forth, Printer, Pocklington

Series Identifier: 227


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15513

Title: Going out to market

First Line: Once I was never satisfied with how the cash was laid out

Themes:  Domestic economy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Firth b.25(246)

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Edition - Bod6952

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(3114) 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

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 291

Title: The bold fisherman

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

Firth b.25(113)

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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 - Bod2476

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Bebbington, Printer, 22, Goulden St., Oldham-road Manchester

Series Identifier: 93


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V19535

Title: Westling winds

First Line: Now westling winds and slaught'ring guns

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13817

Title: Shells of the ocean

First Line: One summer eve, with pensive thought

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Harding B 11(4094)

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Edition - Bod3169

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Harding B 17(23b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod11927

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Harding B 11(249) is another issue Harding B 11(249) is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

First Line: My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here

Themes:  Scotland

Harding B 11(248)

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Edition - Bod11989

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Harding B 11(248) is another issue Harding B 11(248) is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

First Line: My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here

Themes:  Scotland

Harding B 11(249)

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Edition - Bod12114

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: Warehouse, 31, Dudley Street, (late Monmou[th] Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy was a sailor's wife

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's wife

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1189

Title: The grand conversvtion [sic] of Napoleon

First Line: It was over that wild-beaten trac[k a fri]enh [sic] of bold Bonaparte

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

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3314

Title: Time hath bereft thee

First Line: When time hath bereft thee of charms now divine

Harding B 11(254)

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Edition - Bod12207

Imprint Names:  Harkness

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Harkness, Printer, 8, Water Street, Preston


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13765

Title: The galley slave

First Line: Oh! think on my fate, once I freedom enjoy'd

Authors:  Cross, J.C. (James C.), d. 1810

Themes:  Slavery - galley slaves

Harding B 11(250)

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Edition - Bod12480

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

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

Notes:  For another version of the first cut, see Harding B 11(1135).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy was a sailor's wife

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's wife

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3314

Title: Time hath bereft thee

First Line: When time hath bereft thee of charms how divine

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1189

Title: The grand conversation on Napoleon

First Line: It was over that wild beaten track a friend of bold Buonaparte

Notes:  The name George Brown' is printed at the end

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

Harding B 11(253)

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Edition - Bod12574

Imprint Names:  Jackson, W. and Son

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1842 and 1855

Imprint: Jackson and Son, Printers, 21, Moor-st., Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy was a sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: Bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane! my pretty Jane

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

Harding B 11(252)

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Edition - Bod12937

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Poor Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20021

Title: Western railroad

First Line: Oh, here's a pretty row, I ween

Themes:  Railways

Harding B 11(3060)

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Johnson Ballads 2758

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Johnson Ballads 2759

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Johnson Ballads 2760

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Johnson Ballads 2760A

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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 - Bod8346

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Firth c.12(322)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod14490

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(3060)


Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Poor Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Harding B 16(207a)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod14851

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

Harding B 16(21c)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod19193

Imprint Names:  Sharp, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1845

Imprint: Sharp, Printer, 30, Kent-street, Borough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3037

Title: The wonderful flea

First Line: I am ask'd to sing, and lies I hate

Themes:  Fleas

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 23112

Title: May-day morning

First Line: To the fields I carried my milking can

Johnson Ballads 1153

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