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Edition - Bod1633

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

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

Series Identifier: 3

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13102

Title: What are you at? What are you after?

First Line: I came to town the other day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1451

Title: The boys of Kilkenny

First Line: Oh the boys of Kilkenny, are brave roving blades

Subjects:  Ireland

2806 c.15(249)

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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 - Bod2065

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

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

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 124

Title: The mermaid

First Line: On Friday morning as we did set sail

Themes:  Shipwreck

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V696

Title: Dark-hair'd girl

First Line: My dark-hair'd girl thy ringlets deck

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1451

Title: The boys of Kilkenny

First Line: Oh the boys of Kilkenny are brave roaring blades

Subjects:  Ireland

Harding B 11(2403)

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Edition - Bod20862

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: Printed & Published, by H. Such, 177, Union Street, Boro' S.E.

Series Identifier: 299

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1014

Title: Paddy is the boy

First Line: It's some years ago, I very well know

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1451

Title: The boys of Kilkenny

First Line: The boys of Kilkenny are brave roaring blades

Subjects:  Ireland

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V10145

Title: What can the matter be

First Line: At sixteen years old you could get little good of me

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Catholic Church

2806 b.11(241)

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Firth b.26(318)

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Harding B 11(4106)

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Edition - Bod20946

Imprint Names:  Dalton, W.Stewart, B.

Imprint Locations:  YorkCarlisle

Imprint: Sold by B. Stewart, Botchergate, Caelisle [sic]; and of Wm Dalton, York

Ballad - Roud Number: 1451

Title: The boys of Kilkenny

First Line: The boys of Kilkenny are brave roving blades

Subjects:  Ireland

2806 b.11(171)

Notes:  Slip

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