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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

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Edition - Bod6134

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

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

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements and prose pieces. Large format

Series Identifier: March's Royalty Songs 109

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty Kiss'em

First Line: I've caught at last my Katty dear

Performers:  Roberts, Arthur, 1852-1933

2nd Ballad

Title: More than ever

First Line: Topical songs are now the rage, more than ever!

Performers:  Macdermott, Gilbert Hastings, 1845-1901

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V28614

Title: Lover's lane

First Line: There's a sylvan path enchanting to all sweethearts in all times

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4254

Title: A song for other days

First Line: Sing, oh! -- the land, the slighted land

Themes:  Irish

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V30410

Title: The man at the wheel. Or, Why did she leave me?

First Line: Behold me, the Captain of a steamboat

Performers:  Seymour, Frank, d. 1891

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1089

Title: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

First Line: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V30778

Title: The unfinished song

First Line: One day I was sad and weary

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V15281

Title: Where the flow'rets grow

First Line: Sing on ye little birds

Performers:  Danvers, Johnny, 1865-1939

9th Ballad

Title: Unchanging love

First Line: I loved her years and years ago

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Attributation: Written and sung by Frederick Williams

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V15134

Title: Old maids & young maids

First Line: In this glorious city, London, there are many sights we see

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V30546

Title: The little banjo boy

First Line: I never knew a father's love, a mother's tender care

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V16972

Title: Snowdrops and violets

First Line: Snowdrops and violets, laden with dew

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V20918

Title: Gently does the trick

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

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V9910

Title: Three young ladies

First Line: Once, standing in a London street, three ladies met my gaze

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952

Themes:  Social status

16th Ballad

Title: Thady and I

First Line: I was a simple country girl

Attributation: Dedicated to, and sung by Madame Mary Roze, Miss Mary Davies and Miss Adelaide Mullen

Performers:  Roze, MaryDavies, MaryMullen, Adelaide

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V14020

Title: Mary Green

First Line: Close beside a running brook just outside the town

Authors:  Lamb, Henry

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V30426

Title: Pardoned

First Line: The minster bells have ceased to peal

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3513

Title: Meadow sweet

First Line: When first we met 'twas in a meadow

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V15159

Title: Up he went like a rocket

First Line: A short time ago in the papers

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V2978

Title: When those we love return once more

First Line: Tis only when the sad farewell

Performers:  Bruce, Ernest

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20193

Title: Trade marks

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

Performers:  Beauchamp, George

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: 22882

Title: She stood behind the parlour door

First Line: A certain girl once courted me, called Mary Ann Maloney

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V4232

Title: Told by the cards

First Line: I take up the pack and I deal out the cards

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

25th Ballad

Title: That's evidence

First Line: When a man says a friend he will be to the end

Performers:  Rawlins, W.H., d. 1927

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V7014

Title: Fare thee well, my heart's best treasure

First Line: Fare thee well, me heart's best treasure

Performers:  Murska, Alma de

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V26374

Title: The singer's wish

First Line: If the songs I have sung find a place in your heart

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V29857

Title: That's impossible

First Line: I've often heard some people say

Performers:  Bignell, Charles

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V1637

Title: Meet me at de golden gate

First Line: The time is short and life is sweet

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V449

Title: There is a flower that bloometh

First Line: There is a flow'r that bloometh

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V6459

Title: It pays so much better than work

First Line: I will mention a few little things in this song

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21039

Title: There's a good time coming

First Line: Boys when you're going to get wed

Performers:  Vance, Eunice

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9903

Title: Three jolly tars

First Line: Now, once upon a time there were three jolly tars

Authors:  Oxenford, Edward, 1847-1929

34th Ballad

Title: The fire king

First Line: The fire king rose with a mighty voice

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V8368

Title: The female salvation dragoon

First Line: I walked in the City one day

Tune: D---d scamp

Authors:  Chadwick, James

Themes:  Salvation Army

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V6467

Title: 'Twas better so

First Line: Said the maiden with a sigh

37th Ballad - Roud Number: 1240

Title: Old Towler

First Line: Bright chanticleer proclaims the dawn

Authors:  Sheild

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V10189

Title: Oh, dear me

First Line: I once fell in love with a fair young lady

39th Ballad - Roud Number: 13632

Title: Wreck of the lifeboat

First Line: In an old fashioned cottage that stands on the cliff

Performers:  Chester, Alfred

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V4854

Title: When I was a young thing

First Line: Oh! when I was a young thing, many years ago

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V7004

Title: Storm and calm

First Line: Of storm and calm this life is made

Performers:  Lennard, Arthur, 1868-1954

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8156

Title: She was right

First Line: Of all the artful women it has

Performers:  Joyce, Sid

43rd Ballad

Title: Then the show begins

First Line: Hi! hi! hi! now don't delay, walk up and be in time

Authors:  Babbington, Charles

Performers:  Rowland, Frank

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V7017

Title: Treasure trove

First Line: 'Twas off the coast of Normandy, a coast of great renown

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V4508

Title: Mutual pity

First Line: Tom, ever jovial, ever gay

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3427

Title: The golden guineas

First Line: When I was young in the days of yore

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

Performers:  Foli, Allen James, 1842-1899

47th 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

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V32240

Title: She thought she might as well

First Line: Katie at the garden gate

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V4236

Title: The old organ loft

First Line: I loved, in my childhood's moments

Performers:  Oswald, Charlie, d. 1898

50th Ballad

Title: When you come to drink of it

First Line: What the doctor gives you looks as red as the rose

Authors:  Dales, George

Themes:  Doctors

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V12100

Title: What can you expect for your money?

First Line: No wonder we find a depression in trade

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: 24883

Title: The woodman

First Line: Far remov'd from noise and smoke

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V2147

Title: Somebody's secret

First Line: O, somebody had a secret

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V34962

Title: Don't talk to me about invasion

First Line: In the days of good queen Bess in history we read

Performers:  Nash, John, 1838-1901

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V3110

Title: Dancing round the apple tree

First Line: I courted Miss Matilda Jane, a girl of seventeen

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V2820

Title: She wanted to go to the Derby

First Line: I once fell in love with a duck of a girl

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V13415

Title: The warder's story, or Waiting to hear the verdict

First Line: In the public service sad cases I've met

Performers:  Chester, Alfred

Themes:  PrisonsCrime - 19th century

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V17008

Title: Only a little love token

First Line: Only a stroll in the spring of the year

Performers:  French, A.W.

59th Ballad

Title: Love will wake

First Line: They say that love can never sleep

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V19054

Title: Somebody whispered so sweetly

First Line: Where is the harm if she met him

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V29991

Title: Untasted sweets

First Line: Cousin Bertha and her brothers

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21038

Title: The time is coming

First Line: Some say I'm seeking place, and

Subjects:  Gordon, Charles, 1833-1885

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th centuryParliamentary reform, 1867

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8098

Title: Whenever the sleigh bells jingle

First Line: There's not a heart that doesn't start

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V20204

Title: Timothy Titus

First Line: Now, \"What's in a name?\" says Shakespeare

Subjects:  Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V3180

Title: The whistling wife

First Line: You've heard about the latest fad

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

66th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

67th Ballad - Roud Number: V15044

Title: Why do I love

First Line: Why do I love you Janet mine?

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V9423

Title: Shoulder to shoulder

First Line: The storm long brewing's burst at last

69th Ballad - Roud Number: V9462

Title: The medical student

First Line: I'm a medical student I am

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V31103

Title: They're after me

First Line: To be a man sought after ev'rywhere is rather sweet

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V13797

Title: You men you think you're tricky

First Line: When boys and girls meet they think they are in love

Performers:  Cavendish, Nellie

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32623

Title: A song of the Ganges

First Line: The sun was gone the forest slept

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Moncrieff, L., Mrs.

Performers:  Gomez, Alice, d. 1922

Subjects:  India

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V30100

Title: That moved him

First Line: A quiet little street is mine, and quietness is right

Authors:  Morton, R.

Performers:  Rudd, Austin

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V4578

Title: Hush and sleep

First Line: The roaring waves are dashing loud

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V6766

Title: Sweetheart

First Line: I stand beneath the trysting tree

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V20922

Title: Gladness or sadness

First Line: I heard it that day when we said good-bye

77th Ballad

Title: Her boy, or she was standing upon the quay

First Line: From the harbour at Queenstown, one bright summer's day

Authors:  Wilmott, CharlesPowell, Orlando

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

78th Ballad - Roud Number: V18355

Title: Timothy Tubbs

First Line: Tim Tubbs was very tubby and

Performers:  Lennard, Arthur, 1868-1954

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