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Edition - Bod1843

Imprint Names:  King, W.

Imprint Locations:  Oxford

Date  [c.1835]

Imprint: Printed and Sold by W. King, St. Peter's-le-Bailey, Oxford ... Sold also by J. Simons, 123, London-street, Reading

Notes:  Two titles attached. From the collection of F. Madan, Brasenose College. Large format


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 218

Title: The fair maid of Oxford city

First Line: Its of a fair maid in Oxford city

Themes:  Jealousy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1095

Title: Highland Mary

First Line: Ye banks and braes and streams around

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Death

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5686

Title: The violet girl

First Line: Come buy my pretty violets blue

Themes:  Street traders

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1514

Title: \"God save the king\". For his majesty, William the IVth

First Line: God save our noble king

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V25658

Title: The new-mown hay

First Line: 'Twas in the morn when sweets disclose

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Rise gentle moon

First Line: Day has gone down o'er the Baltic's broad billow

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1040

Title: The green bushes

First Line: As I was walking one morning in May

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13320

Title: Oh, no, we never mention her

First Line: Oh, no, we never mention her

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1271

Title: My village fair

First Line: With my village fair what lass can compare

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Ywas [sic] one cold winter's night, when the wind

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 1234

Title: The flowing bowl

First Line: Come, landlord, fill a flowing bowl

Themes:  Drinking

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13785

Title: Jack Stedfast

First Line: Jack Stedfast and I were both messmates at sea

Themes:  Sailors

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 24438

Title: I'd be a butterfly

First Line: I'd be a butterfly born in a bower

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13265

Title: The wake of Teddy the tiler

First Line: From Dublin town the other night

Tune: King of the Cannibal islands

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: Cabin boy

First Line: The sea was rough, the clouds were dark

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Naval

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V496

Title: Lads of the village

First Line: Where the lads of the village shall merrily ah

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 2674

Title: Remember love, remember

First Line: Twas ten o'clock one moonlight night

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 2671

Title: The broken pitcher

First Line: O where are you going so fast, pretty maid

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O, leave the gay and festive scene

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 875

Title: Oyster girl

First Line: Many a knight and lady gay

Themes:  Street traders

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teuchland I came with my light ware all laden

Themes:  Street traders

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7561

Title: The pretty milkman

First Line: At dawn of day, when other folks

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: 906

Title: Bonny moon

First Line: As I went to my cot at the close of the day

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 9592

Title: Judy Callaghan

First Line: 'Twas on a windy night

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V7197

Title: The Swiss boy

First Line: Come arouse thee, arouse thee, my gay Swiss boy

Edition - Bod5313

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17561

Title: Very respectable

First Line: One day going out for a walk

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1779

Title: The oyster girl

First Line: Many a knight and lady gay

Themes:  Street traders

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V989

Title: Answer to the Heart and lute

First Line: Your heart and lute you frankly say

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V2901

Title: The rose will cease to blow

First Line: The rose will cease to blow

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O leave the gay and festive scene

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 5512

Title: Comin thro' the rye

First Line: Gin a meet sic] a body meet a body]

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering [tale]

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 13885

Title: The thorn

First Line: From the white blossomed sloe

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V4213

Title: Glorious Apollo

First Line: Glorious Apollo from on high beheld us

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13748

Title: Away with melancholy

First Line: Away with melancholy

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V13778

Title: Hurrah for the bonnets of blue

First Line: Here's a health to them that's awa

Themes:  Soldiers

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V3017

Title: Wapping old stairs

First Line: Your Molly has never been false she declares

Johnson Ballads fol. 407

Notes:  Torn at bottom; lacks the last ballad


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Edition - Bod6905

Imprint Names:  Merry, M.A.

Imprint Locations:  Bedford

Imprint: Sold by M.A. Merry, Castle lane, Bedford


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V14982

Title: The silly old man

First Line: Come listen awhile and I'll sing you a song

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: Oh! leave the gay and festive scene

Firth b.25(576)

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Edition - Bod6973

Imprint Names:  Merry

Imprint Locations:  Bedford

Imprint: Bedford: Printed at Merry's old-established Office


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 515

Title: Donald's return to Glencoe

First Line: As I was a walking one evening of late

Subjects:  Scotland

Themes:  Lovers reunited

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: Oh! leave the gay and festive scene

Firth b.26(11)

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Firth c.14(159)

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Edition - Bod2293

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.Goodwin, D.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J, Pitts, Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials; and sold by D. Goodwin, 204, White Chapel-road, near the London Hospital


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 273

Title: Sailor boy

First Line: Down by a chrystal river side

Themes:  Women sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O leave the gay and festive scene

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 2683

Title: The sons of Fingal

First Line: Oh! Erin, my country, altho' thy harp slumbers

Themes:  Ireland

Harding B 11(3375)

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Edition - Bod12990

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1218

Title: The Rose of Allendale

First Line: The morn was fair, the skies were clear

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: Oh! leave the gay and festive scene

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13789

Title: Maid of Judah

First Line: No more shall the children of Judah sing

Themes:  Jews

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 359

Title: Ellen the fair

First Line: Fair Ellen one morn from her cottage had strayed

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: The cabin boy

First Line: The sea was rough the clouds were dark

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(3327)

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Edition - Bod7662

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13842

Title: The bridal ring

First Line: I dreamt last night of our earlier days

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O, leave the gay and festive scene

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9630

Title: Wandering boy

First Line: When the winter wind whistles across the wild moor

Authors:  White, Henry Kirke, 1785-1806

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V6400

Title: To-day I'm sixty-two

First Line: Time on eagle's wings flies by, and I am left alone

Themes:  Age

Firth b.27(406)

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Harding B 11(448)

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Edition - Bod10260

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9566

Title: Isabel

First Line: Wake! dearest wake! and again united

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2678

Title: She's fail'd in her truth

First Line: And has she then fail'd in her truth

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O leave the gay and festive scene

Harding B 11(1805)

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Edition - Bod17396

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer Wholesale Toy and marb[le] [ware]house, 6, Great st. Andrew street, Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V28507

Title: There you go with your eye out

First Line: Queer sayings long in folk's chat

Notes:  Incomplete

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2901

Title: The rose will cease to blow

First Line: The rose will cease to blow

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O leave the gay and festive scene

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 5512

Title: Comin thro' the rye

First Line: Gin a body meet a body

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering [tale]

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13885

Title: The thorn

First Line: From the white blossomed slow

Notes:  Incomplete and imperfectly printed.

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3017

Title: Wapping old stairs

First Line: Your Molly has never been false sh[e] declares

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V737

Title: [None]

First Line: The soldier tired of war's alarms

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

Notes:  Imperfectly printed.

Harding B 36(28)

Notes:  Torn; top half of sheet missing.


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Edition - Bod19422

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

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

Series Identifier: 376


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 186

Title: The pretty ploughboy

First Line: It is of a pretty ploughboy was gazing o'er his plough

Themes:  Press-gangsLovers parted

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: Oh! leave the gay and festive scene

Johnson Ballads 1450

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Johnson Ballads 1451

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Johnson Ballads 1452

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