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Edition - Bod226

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V660

Title: If I had a donkey wot wouldn't go

First Line: If I had a donkey wot wouldn't go

Themes:  Cruelty to animals

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5881

Title: At close of day

First Line: At close of day, when evening star

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15083

Title: Love and the fortune of war

First Line: From the moment I ranked as a man

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off, said the stranger, off, off, and away

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V14995

Title: Safely follow him

First Line: Follow him, nor fearful deem

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 13781

Title: The green banks of Tyrol

First Line: Green hills of Tyrol! again I see

Themes:  Tyrol, the

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1850

Title: The China man with his monkey nose

First Line: In China once there dwelt a great man

Themes:  Chinese

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V370

Title: Row with me down the river

First Line: Row with me down the river

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V30478

Title: When the sails are furl'd

First Line: When the sails are furl'd and the watch set

Themes:  Sailors

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V1989

Title: My heart's true blue

First Line: I ne'er will leave my native shore

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V496

Title: All the lads in the village come wooing to me

First Line: While the girls of our village are dressing and gadding

Johnson Ballads fol. 145

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Edition - Bod6519

Imprint Names:  Dickinson, B.W.

Imprint Locations:  York

Date  between 1823 and 1834

Imprint: Printed for B.W. Dickinson


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1224

Title: Jenny Jones

First Line: My name's Edward Morgan, I live at Llangollen

Subjects:  Wales

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off, off, and away

Firth b.25(158)

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Harding B 11(1862)

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Edition - Bod11276

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V431

Title: The evening star

First Line: When the evening star is peeping

Themes:  Fairies

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V14995

Title: Safely follow him

First Line: Follow him, nor fearful deem

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! off! said the stranger, -- off, off, and away

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13864

Title: The maid of Langollen

First Line: Tho' lowly my lot, and tho' poor my estate

Harding B 11(1093)

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Edition - Bod12706

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: Disley, Printer, 57, High-street, St. Giles


1st Ballad

Title: Polly Perkins's answer

First Line: I'm the Polly Perkins that once used to be

Themes:  Marriage prospects - womenTradesmen

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1221

Title: Lowland Caroline

First Line: Soft roll Clyde's bonny silver streams

Themes:  Death

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! off! said the stranger, -- off, off, and away

Harding B 11(3054)

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Edition - Bod7810

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possessed of great beauty

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9065

Title: The wreath

First Line: For me my fair a wreath has wove

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3111

Title: Banks of Clyde

First Line: While some praise the pastoral margin of Tweed

Subjects:  Clyde River (Scotland)

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 2675

Title: The robin's petition

First Line: When the leaves had forsaken the trees

Themes:  Robin, the

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V19509

Title: Tipitywichet

First Line: This very morning handy

Themes:  Drinking

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3339

Title: Canst thou love, yet coldly fly me

First Line: Canst thou love, yet coldly fly me?

Performers:  Wilson, Mr.

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V3939

Title: Barney Brallaghan's wedding

First Line: Dear Judy at last has gi'en the kind yes

Themes:  Marriage

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9075

Title: The dew is on the grass

First Line: Softly, softly will I pass

Performers:  Waylett, Harriet, 1798-1851

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V3541

Title: Light cigar

First Line: Now the day is over

Tune: Law

Themes:  Smoking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 2062

Title: The bride's farewell

First Line: Farewell, mother! tears are streaming

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V1821

Title: Where is the rover

First Line: Where, where is the rover?

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V15969

Title: I'll not throw away the flower

First Line: I'll not throw away the flower

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V2898

Title: The rose of Cashmere

First Line: By the flower of the valley

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 12880

Title: The congreve man

First Line: I am going to tell you a curious tale

Tune: The cork leg

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V29582

Title: She lived for love alone

First Line: She liv'd for love alone

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V155

Title: The mountain's brow

First Line: Away, away to the mountain's brow

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 1234

Title: Landlord fill a flowing bowl

First Line: Come landlord fill a flowing bowl

Themes:  Drinking

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V16583

Title: Deploring damsel

First Line: 'Twas when the seas were roaring

Themes:  Sailors

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V7197

Title: Swiss boy

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

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V5375

Title: Kate Anderson, my Kate. (An answer to John Anderson my Joe)

First Line: Kate Anderson, my ain Kate

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11234

Title: Give Isaac the nymph

First Line: Give Isaac the nymph who no beauty can boast

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: Light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off! off! & away

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 17553

Title: Merry row the bonnie bark

First Line: O, merry row, O, merry row

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V21048

Title: This rose I pluck'd at morn

First Line: This rose I pluck'd at morn

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V15537

Title: My Henry is gone

First Line: O green are the groves where with Henry I strayed

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V931

Title: Oft in the stilly night

First Line: Oft in the stilly night

Firth b.28(34)

Notes:  Stamped: Bodleian Library, Percy Manning Collection, 1917. Large format



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Edition - Bod14972

Imprint Names:  Swindells

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1796 and 1853

Imprint: Swindells, Printer

Notes:  Harding B 17(12b) is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V143

Title: Arab steed

First Line: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

Themes:  Arab horse

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: Light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger; off, off, and away!

Harding B 17(12a)

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 1906

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 1920b

Notes:  Slip.

Edition - Bod15508

Imprint Names:  Fordyce, W. and T.

Imprint Locations:  Newcastle

Date  c.1840

Imprint: W. & T. Fordyce, Printers, 48, Dean street, Newcastle


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off! off! and away

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V888

Title: By the gaily circling glass

First Line: By the gaily circling glass

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 15(172a)

Notes:  Slip Slip


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Harding B 16(128c)

Notes:  Slip Slip


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Edition - Bod16747

Imprint Names:  Quick, J.V.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Engraved, Printed, & Sold by J.V. Quick, 42, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off! off! and away

Harding B 25(1105)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 1074

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17831

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16372

Title: Madam Sneak

First Line: 'Twas on a frosty night as madam Sneak and I

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off! off! and away

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V807

Title: I'll remember thee

First Line: Ah! forget thee, no my love

Firth b.27(251)

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Edition - Bod18368

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20681

Title: The artful dodge

First Line: Never was there known as such

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

First Line: I've been roaming, I've been roaming

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V946

Title: O! rest thee, babe

First Line: Oh! slumber my darling, thy sire [is a] knight

Themes:  Lullaby

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V4783

Title: The horn of chase

First Line: To join the chase at break of day

Themes:  Hunting

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3738

Title: Yon moon o'er the mountain

First Line: Yon moon o'er the mountain wanes heavily still

Performers:  Malibran, Maria, 1808-1836

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1989

Title: My heart's true blue

First Line: I ne'er will leave my native shore

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 7966

Title: Horticultural wife

First Line: She's my myrtle, my geranium

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jame [sic] of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 2816

Title: The rose of Ardee

First Line: When first to this country a stranger I came

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V665

Title: The kiss. A favourite song

First Line: One kind kiss before we part

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V13706

Title: The pirates bride

First Line: Good bye, my love, good bye, my bark is on the bay

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Gentle moon

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

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V607

Title: Woodland maid

First Line: The woodland maid my beauty's queen

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: On the banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin bower

15th Ballad

Title: Lilla's a lady

First Line: The church bells are ringing

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off, off, & away!

Harding B 40(23b)

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Edition - Bod20451

Imprint Names:  Hillatt and Martin

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Printed and published by Hillatt & Martin, 13, Little Prescot Street, Goodman's Fields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 21420

Title: The pains of matrimony

First Line: Tis seven long years I've been married

Themes:  TavernsMarriage - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1221

Title: Lowland Caroline

First Line: Soft roll Clyde's bonny silver streams

Themes:  Death

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! off! said the stranger, -- off, off, and away

Johnson Ballads 451

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Edition - Bod20974

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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

Notes:  Two titles on an uncut sheet


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8022

Title: Our king is a true British sailor

First Line: Too long out of sight have been kept jolly tars

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

2nd Ballad

Title: Meet me to night

First Line: Meet me to-night in the path which lie

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V143

Title: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

First Line: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1941

Title: The merry mountain horn

First Line: Come, my gallant soldier, come!

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V34200

Title: The welcome

First Line: Come, hurrah! boys, & help me to sing

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

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1514

Title: The new God save the king

First Line: God save our noble king

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

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V7191

Title: The deep deep sea

First Line: Oh come with me my love

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V14995

Title: Safely follow him

First Line: Follow him, nor fearful deem

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V1245

Title: The Highland minstrel boy

First Line: I hae wander'd mony a night in June

Performers:  Anderson, Mr.

Subjects:  Scotland

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 1279

Title: Dear! what can the matter be

First Line: He promis'd he'd buy me a fairing should please me

Themes:  Fairs

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V388

Title: The Swiss toy girl

First Line: I've come across the sea

Themes:  Street tradersImmigrants - Great Britain

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V13891

Title: Welcome Adelaide our beloved queen

First Line: Arouse, arouse all Britain's isle

Subjects:  Adelaide, Queen dowager, 1792-1849

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V18882

Title: The jasmine-flower

First Line: How lovely the jessamine-flower

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: On the banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin bower

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: The light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off, off, & away!

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V4543

Title: O! softly sleep, my baby boy

First Line: O! Softly sleep my baby boy

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V8654

Title: The Marseilloise hymn

First Line: Ye sons of France awake to glory

Authors:  Rouget de Lisle, Claude Joseph, 1760-1836

19th Ballad

Title: Come to thy lattice

First Line: Come to thy lattice, the stars are bright

Firth b.25(103/104)

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Edition - Bod22115

Imprint Names:  Swindells

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1796 and 1853

Imprint: Swindells, Printer

Notes:  Harding B 17(12a) is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V143

Title: Arab steed

First Line: Oh, bring me but my Arab steed

Themes:  Arab horse

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: Light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger; off, off, and away!

Harding B 17(12b)

Notes:  Slip.


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