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Edition - Bod1496

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: H.P. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher, 177, Union-street, Borough

Notes:  Firth c.22(92) is another edition.

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9174

Title: Dear father come home

First Line: Come back to us father, oh why do you stay

Tune: There's none like a mother

Themes:  Drunkenness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2937

Title: My dear mother's grave

First Line: By the side of a clear crystal river

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13799

Title: I would I where [sic] a bird

First Line: Oh, would I were a bird, that I might fly to thee

Notes:  Stanzas are six lines each

Harding B 11(2763)

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