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Edition - Bod4145

Imprint Names:  Armstrong, W.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1820 and 1824

Imprint: Printed for W. Armstrong, Banastre-street


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9699

Title: The banish'd sailor

First Line: Farewell, dearest Poll, I am going where I shall ne'er see you more

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: In my cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

Harding B 28(272)

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Edition - Bod5502

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1831

Imprint: [Wright, Printer, Smithfield, Birmingham]


Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: In my cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

2806 c.17(177)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(373)


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Edition - Bod5879

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

Imprint: Printed by T. [Birt] 10, Great St. [Andrew] Street, (wholesale and retail,) Seven Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 512

Title: Colin and Phoebe

First Line: Well met, dearest Phoebe, O why in such haste

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: In my cottag[e] near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood, love & Rosa now are mine

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 946

Title: Going to Chelsea to buy a bun

First Line: As I was going to Chelsea one day

Subjects:  Chelsea (England)

Themes:  WaxworksRestaurants

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V5440

Title: The pilgrim

First Line: Far over land, far over wave

Notes:  Different from Harding B 11(639)

Harding B 11(640)

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Edition - Bod99

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: R. March & Co., 18, St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements and prose pieces. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918. Large format

Series Identifier: March's Royalty Songs 56


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Down in a cottage

First Line: Down in a cottage near a wood

Performers:  Redfern, Sam

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10152

Title: The dear old stile

First Line: As twilight softly gathers round

Performers:  Torr, Clara

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1229

Title: Loving tears

First Line: Ah love, the sun is sinking into the silent sea

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4474

Title: Little children

First Line: You are glad, O little children

Performers:  Elliott, Meredyth

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V10142

Title: Dreaming of home and mother

First Line: Dreaming of home, dear old home!

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

7th Ballad

Title: I was there

First Line: Now here I am in luck again I've been to see a fight

Performers:  Kavanagh, J.H., d. 1907

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V376

Title: Dear mother, I've come home to die

First Line: Dear mother, I remember well

9th Ballad

Title: He's in the Asylum now

First Line: The author of this song when young

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V5732

Title: Good old Mary Ann

First Line: Perhaps I'm right to think you've heard of good old Mary Ann

Performers:  Murray, Slade

11th Ballad

Title: Felise

First Line: While the soft twilights close

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V232

Title: The better land

First Line: I hear thee speak of the Better Land

Authors:  Cowen, Frederick Hymen, Sir, 1852-1935

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13449

Title: Home, sweet home

First Line: Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V9221

Title: The life boat crew

First Line: Old England can boast of her heroes brave

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V26844

Title: Only bubbles

First Line: Why what is the matter, my darling?

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V6674

Title: Jeanie Gordon, or, A shilling and a kiss

First Line: Behold, among the Highland Lads

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 559

Title: Young country squire

First Line: There's a young country squire, so I have been told

Authors:  Ware, George

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V35015

Title: Come and have a tiddley!

First Line: My dear wife's darling mother came

Performers:  Fancourt, Tom

20th Ballad

Title: That was before my time

First Line: I hear people say that us girls of to-day

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V9480

Title: Pretty mocking bird

First Line: Living echo, bird of eve

Authors:  Morton, T.Bishop, Henry Rowley, Sir, 1786-1855

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1607

Title: Excelsior

First Line: The shades of night were falling fast

Authors:  Lindsay, Miss

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3332

Title: The beggar child's dream

First Line: The snow had robed the earth in white

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V3858

Title: \"I can tell it by your bumps\"

First Line: Behold a man of science

Performers:  Squire, Tom, d. 1891

Themes:  Phrenology

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V32285

Title: Aren't they pretty?

First Line: Of course, we all well know, the ladies like to go

Themes:  Shopping

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V29943

Title: Tiddy fol lol

First Line: There's a party I know, tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V23181

Title: I'm not

First Line: \"Appearance is deceptive\" -- that's a truth you may declare

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

28th Ballad

Title: Encore! a bottle more

First Line: A long time in one house had lived

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V5297

Title: Give me back my heart again

First Line: Give me back my heart again

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V18290

Title: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

First Line: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Authors:  Shakespeare, William

Performers:  Arne, Michael, 1741-1786

31st Ballad

Title: At eventide

First Line: 'Tis eventide, the sky is golden

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20193

Title: Trade marks

First Line: In every grade of business, since the days of Noah's ark

Performers:  Beauchamp, George

33rd Ballad

Title: Heart's ease

First Line: In thy garden blooms a flower

Performers:  Heald, Joseph

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V12097

Title: We drew his club money this morning

First Line: Micky Rooney went and joined

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Salvation Army

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V20861

Title: A free lance am I

First Line: My sword by my side, I merrily ride

Performers:  Federici, Frederick, d. 1888

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V20229

Title: Starlight

First Line: Starlight only shone above you

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V6072

Title: Because she ain't built that way

First Line: Why is it a woman can't climb up a tree

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V21952

Title: Oh! Mr. Jackson

First Line: Behold in me a victim of a House of Lords' decision

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

Themes:  MarriageSex role

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V28429

Title: Marnie's wedding

First Line: Come over the hills with garlands and flowers

40th Ballad

Title: Illustration

First Line: In singing songs most people have their own peculiar style

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V4573

Title: Beautiful sleep!

First Line: Sleep! sleep! beautiful sleep

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8074

Title: Is it wrong to kiss?

First Line: Is it wrong to kiss asked a timid maid

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15719

Title: The emigrant ship

First Line: See yon vessel, in the harbour

Performers:  Leyton, George, 1864-1948

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V32739

Title: That awful yeo ho!

First Line: The sailors were seated in a ring

Performers:  Roberts, Egbert

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V121

Title: Deserted by declining years

First Line: Deserted by declining day

46th Ballad

Title: \"He said to me\"

First Line: A lady fair with terra cotta hair

Authors:  Hickman, C.D.

Performers:  Pelham, Paul

Themes:  Prostitution

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V28035

Title: The girl was young and pretty

First Line: I'll sing a song with a moral about

Attributation: Written Composed & Sung by Charles Chaplin

Authors:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

Performers:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

48th Ballad

Title: I couldn't get in!

First Line: One morn, on pleasure I was bound

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865

Performers:  Bignell, Charles

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V32283

Title: Ivanhoe

First Line: Now ladies do not think for a moment I'm a single man

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

50th Ballad

Title: A tale of the sea, or Shipwrecked

First Line: Winds were howling, waves were raging

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

51st Ballad

Title: Fishing

First Line: When two little boys going out for the day

Performers:  Squire, Tom, d. 1891

52nd Ballad

Title: Thine only thine

First Line: One golden eve long years ago

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20648

Title: Adieu or Radoo

First Line: Radoo, Radoo, kind friends Radoo, Radoo, Radoo

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V20918

Title: Gently does the trick

First Line: Some people in this world go very much too fast

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V2859

Title: 'Ave a glass, won't yer?

First Line: [I] ain't a particular strong-minded chap

56th Ballad

Title: True love lives long

First Line: I sat at the open lattice, and heard the billows roar

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V27965

Title: Fatherland

First Line: When Saxon Alfred rul'd our land, and strove to make his people great

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V5529

Title: Fairweather friends

First Line: I used to have a bosom friend, I used to call him Jack

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V4852

Title: Poor thing

First Line: Sal Smith was a nice girl, but so shy, poor thing!

Authors:  Morton, Richard

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V20399

Title: The old home down on the farm

First Line: When a boy I used to dwell

Authors:  DuBois, Gustavus

Performers:  Howard, H.J.

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V10129

Title: After long years

First Line: The Christmas log is burning bright

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2858

Title: As in a looking glass

First Line: Seen, as in a looking glass are our thoughts where'er we go

Performers:  Hylton, Millie, 1868-1920

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V26984

Title: The cross of St. Paul's

First Line: When the moors are blue with heather, and the autumn breezes blow

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V29078

Title: Flowers from home

First Line: Flowers from home! her pale cheek flushes

65th Ballad

Title: The other day

First Line: Tis well nigh twenty years agone

66th Ballad

Title: England is England still

First Line: There are those in the dear land of England

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Firth b.28(7a/b)








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Edition - Bod3360

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Harkness, Printer, Church-Street, Preston

Series Identifier: 281


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1977

Title: Maiden I will never deceive thee

First Line: Maiden, I will ne'er deceive thee

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Cottage near a wood

First Line: In a cottage near a wood

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 7978

Title: The maid of Erin's isle

First Line: The sun has sunk down in the west

Harding B 20(103)

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Edition - Bod3558

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Pitts Printer wholesale & Toy Marble Warehouse Great st. Andrew street 7 dials

Notes:  Harding B 17(138a) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: In my cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

Firth c.18(36)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 25(901)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod13047

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2675

Title: Robin's petition

First Line: When the leaves had deserted the trees

Themes:  Robin, the

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2869

Title: Rose bud in summer

First Line: When the rose bud in summer its beauty bestowing

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: In my cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near r [sic] wood

Harding B 11(3299)

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Edition - Bod13565

Imprint Names:  Quick, J.V.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J.V. Quick, 42, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, and 43, Fashion Street Spitaifields [sic], London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2164

Title: What man would be without a woman?

First Line: Tho' much is said & sung about a woman's tongue

Tune: Ladies' tongues

Themes:  Marriage - men

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Cottage near a wood

First Line: In a cottage near a wood

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1606

Title: Evening bell

First Line: O do you remember, the first time I met you

Harding B 11(4114)

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Johnson Ballads 1076

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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 - Bod15130

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

Harding B 16(61d)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod15327

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Pitts, 14, Great St Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Slip. Harding B 25(901) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: In my cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

Harding B 17(138a)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod15934

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13892

Title: Auld langsyne

First Line: Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

2nd Ballad

Title: The cruel captin [sic]

First Line: Come all you noble bold commanders

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad

Title: Sarah Wilon [sic]

First Line: Sarah Wilson is my name

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V9630

Title: The wandering boy

First Line: When the wind whistles along the moor

Themes:  Orphans

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13885

Title: [The thorn]

First Line: From the white blossom sloe my dear Chole [sic] requested

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V6116

Title: Sweet Robin

First Line: Oh where are you going sweet robin

Themes:  Robin, the

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V21196

Title: British glory

First Line: Thus, thus, my boys, our anchor's weigh'd

Themes:  Sailors

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 968

Title: Bedlam city

First Line: Down by the side of Bedlam city

Harding B 36(26)

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Edition - Bod19437

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

Imprint: Printed by T. Birt, (wholesale and retail,) 10, Great St. Andrew-Street, Seven Dials, London

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of four ballads; see Harding B 11(640) Slip. Part of a sheet of four; see Harding B 11(640)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 512

Title: Colin and Phoebe

First Line: Well met, dearest Phoebe, O why in such haste

Themes:  Pastoral

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: In my cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood, love & Rosa now are mine

Johnson Ballads 15

Notes:  Slip. Slip.


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Edition - Bod19683

Imprint Names:  Batchelar, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1817 and 1828

Imprint: London: Printed and sold by T. Batchelar, 115, Long Alley, Moorfields

Notes:  8 p.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12997

Title: Then hey for the life of a soldier

First Line: When I was an infant, gossips would say

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5582

Title: Be sorrow far away

First Line: Within a bow'r a lady gay

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17022

Title: The Clown's courtship

First Line: A comical lass I went to woo

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12389

Title: O bear me away from this Corsair

First Line: Ye zephyrs gay that fan the air

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V6277

Title: I'll love thee ever dearly

First Line: Let others breathe the melting sigh

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1205

Title: Betsy, the girl of my heart

First Line: At eve when the sun's to the westward reclining

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1617

Title: Will Watch

First Line: Twas one morn when the wind from the northward blew keenly

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: Cabin boy

First Line: The seas were rough, the clouds were dark

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9588

Title: Answer to the Cabin boy

First Line: When clouds obscured the distant sky

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13891

Title: Adieu, my native land

First Line: Adieu, my native land, adieu

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V15559

Title: Sailor's will

First Line: The net-work flow'd with hammocks all

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 24850

Title: Believe me if all those endearing young charms

First Line: Believe me if all those endearing young charms

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V493

Title: O say not a woman's love is bought

First Line: O say not a woman's love is bought

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V5272

Title: Is there a heart that never lov'd

First Line: Is there a heart that never lov'd

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 608

Title: Cottage near a wood

First Line: In my cottage near a wood

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 3549

Title: Nelson's tomb

First Line: 'Twas in Trafalgar's bay

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V8188

Title: Love and glory

First Line: Young Henry was as brave a youth

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Johnson Ballads 3070

Notes:  Printed on blue paper




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