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Edition - Bod4194

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Printed & Sold Wholesale & Retail by John O. Bebbington, 22, Goulden Street, Oldham Road, Manchester

Notes:  Firth c.26(168) is another impression.

Series Identifier: 57


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7936

Title: Cushlamachree

First Line: Dear Erin how sweetly thy green bosom rises

Themes:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13858

Title: Kathleen mavourneen

First Line: Kathleen mavourneen, the grey dawn is breaking

Authors:  Crawford, F. Marion, 1854-1909

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1555

Title: Dear Irish boy

First Line: My Connor his cheeks they are ruddy as morning

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13788

Title: Little Nell

First Line: They told him gently she was dead

Notes:  Based on an episode in Charles Dickens, The old curiosity shop.

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope tells a flattering tale

First Line: Hope tells a flatt'ring tale

Harding B 11(2269)

Notes:  Torn at top left corner.


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Edition - Bod4847

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1829]

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1617

Title: Will Witch the bold smuggler

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

Themes:  Smuggling

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1644

Title: Low down in the broom

First Line: My daddy is a canker'd carle

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V2882

Title: Lilies and roses

First Line: The father of Nancy a forester was

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1616

Title: With a helmet on his brow

First Line: With a helmet on his brow

Themes:  Military

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my jo

First Line: John Anderson my jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V816

Title: Her mouth with a smile

First Line: Her mouth with a smile

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1246

Title: Richmond hill

First Line: On Richmond hill there lives a lass

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 3858

Title: Birks of Invermay

First Line: The smiling morn, the breathing spring

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V4995

Title: Fall not in love

First Line: Fall not in love dear girls, beware

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V8947

Title: The gay guitar

First Line: Yes I will leave my father's halls

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V8188

Title: Love and glory

First Line: Young Henry was as brave a youth

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Women soldiers

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 3059

Title: The keel row

First Line: As I came through the Cannon gate

Subjects:  Newcastle (England)

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V757

Title: When a man's a little bit poorly

First Line: When a man's a little bit poorly

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V12264

Title: Pluck'd the fairest flower

First Line: I have plucked the sweetest flower

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: [Hope told a flattering tale]

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

Johnson Ballads fol. 12

Notes:  MS note: Feb. 1829


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Edition - Bod1063

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12029

Title: Love's ritornella

First Line: Gentle Zitella

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering tale

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V200

Title: Behold how brightly breaks the morn

First Line: Behold, how brightly breaks the morn

Themes:  Fishing

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V23848

Title: Never marry a Charley

First Line: My father's gone to knead hi[s] dough

Tune: Landing of royal Charlie

Firth b.25(94)

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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 - Bod5314

Imprint Names:  Swindells

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1796 and 1853

Imprint: Swindells, Printer


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20050

Title: Ben Backstay

First Line: Ben Backstay lov'd the gentle Anna

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 949

Title: The storm

First Line: Cease rude Boreas, blust'ring railer

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3207

Title: L, A, W, Law

First Line: Come list to me for a minute

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 5510

Title: Charlie is my darling

First Line: Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling

Themes:  Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 370

Title: Dawning of the day

First Line: As I walk'd forth one morning fair, all in the summer time

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 398

Title: Caroline of Edinburgh town

First Line: Come all young men & maidens attend unto my rhyme

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: Cabin boy

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

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Sailors

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V6189

Title: Love has eyes

First Line: Love's blind they say, O never, nay

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering tale

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V17204

Title: Welcome to the Bell

First Line: Around the face of blue-eyed Sue

Themes:  Taverns

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 1235

Title: Here's a health to all good lasses

First Line: Here's a health to all good lasses

Themes:  Drinking

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V5272

Title: Is there a heart

First Line: Is there a heart that never loved?

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V4301

Title: Life's a bumper

First Line: Life's a bumper fill'd by fate

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 126

Title: Derby ram

First Line: As I was going to Derby, all on a market day

Subjects:  Derby (England)

Themes:  Markets

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V3516

Title: Sweet evening bells

First Line: Sweet evening bells, sweet evening bells

Themes:  Bells

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: The banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow-worm gilds the elfin flow'r

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: The bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane! my pretty Jane!

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V443

Title: Kitty Jones

First Line: Not long ago a simple lad, from Yorkshire I did roam

19th Ballad

Title: They march'd thro' the town

First Line: Oh! they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 13896

Title: Begone dull care

First Line: Begone dull care, I prithee begone from me

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 23518

Title: Old English gentleman

First Line: I'll sing you a good old song

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4849

Title: Little love is a mischievous thing

First Line: Little love is a mischievous thing

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1660

Title: Here in a cool grot

First Line: Here in a cool grot and mossy cell

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V238

Title: Bid me discourse

First Line: Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear

Johnson Ballads fol. 412


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Edition - Bod6184

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope for the best. Written on the present state of the times

First Line: The good times in England are gone to decay

Tune: Motto for every man

Themes:  Poverty

Harding B 16(113c)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6247

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  The second illustration is from The life and death of St. George, the noble champion of England (Aldermary Church Yard, London)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13862

Title: Light of other days

First Line: The light of other days is faded

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V734

Title: My boat is on the shore

First Line: My boat is on the shore

Authors:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V18405

Title: With a jolly full bottle

First Line: With a jolly full bottle let each man be arm'd

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1789

Title: 'Tis I that love her best

First Line: The gentle stars are peeping

5th Ballad

Title: The happy home

First Line: There's not a home, a home like mine

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V5287

Title: Home of my heart

First Line: I breathe once more my native air

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1010

Title: Doran's ass

First Line: One Paddy Doyle liv'd near Killarney

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 24348

Title: Bonny prince Charlie

First Line: Cam' ye by Athol braes, lad with the phillabeg

Subjects:  Charles Edward, prince, grandson of James II, king of England, 1720-1788

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 141

Title: The golden glove

First Line: A wealthy young squire of Tamworth we hear

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V3024

Title: Under the walnut tree

First Line: Under the walnut tree dance with me

Themes:  Dancing

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V20166

Title: Upbraid me not!

First Line: Upbraid me not! I little heed

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V21239

Title: Matrimonial miseries

First Line: Some married men boast of their true happy state

Themes:  Marriage

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V367

Title: Let us be happy together

First Line: Come, let us be happy together

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13867

Title: The minstrel boy

First Line: The minstrel boy to the wars has gone

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V703

Title: Gloomy winter's now awa'

First Line: Gloomy winter's now awa'

Authors:  Tannahill, Robert, 1774-1810

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 13783

Title: Harry Bluff

First Line: Harry Bluff when a boy, left his friends and his home

Themes:  Sailors

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 13883

Title: Ratcatcher's daughter

First Line: In Westminster, not long ago, there lived a ratcatcher's daughter

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possessed of great beauty

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V9583

Title: A lady in a crinoline

First Line: A lady with a crinoline was walking down a street

Themes:  Crinolines

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 326

Title: My boy Tammy

First Line: Oh where hae ye been a' the day, my boy Tammy?

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V18888

Title: The woodland hallo

First Line: In our cottage, that peeps from the skirts of the wood

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V284

Title: A famous man was Robin Hood

First Line: A famous man was Robin Hood

Themes:  Rob Roy

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope told a flattering tale

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V8949

Title: The gay coalheaver

First Line: 'Twas a dark cloudy night

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V344

Title: Cheer for the pilots

First Line: The sturdy pilots put to sea

Themes:  Pilots

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V19489

Title: When the wind blows

First Line: When the wind blows

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V3545

Title: When the moon her light discloses

First Line: When the moon her light discloses

29th Ballad - Roud Number: 2821

Title: I've been roaming

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

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V8869

Title: Love and friendship

First Line: Away, light vows of woman's love

Themes:  Friendship

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V17063

Title: That melody enchants my soul

First Line: That melody enchants my soul

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V34735

Title: 'Tis very sweet to love thee, maiden

First Line: 'Tis very sweet to love thee, maiden, very sweet to woo

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15436

Title: Fill the goblet again

First Line: Fill the goblet again! for I never before

Themes:  Drinking

34th Ballad - Roud Number: 13861

Title: Last rose of summer

First Line: 'Tis the last rose of summer

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V7111

Title: A beau I had once on a time

First Line: A beau I had once on a time

36th Ballad - Roud Number: 664

Title: Bonny bunch of roses

First Line: By the danger of the ocean

Subjects:  Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873

Themes:  French invasion scares, 1852

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V5806

Title: Away, my bounding steed, away!

First Line: Away! my bounding steed, away!

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V13123

Title: Last words of Marmion

First Line: The war, that for a space did fail

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V1660

Title: Here in cool grot

First Line: Here, in cool grot and mossy cell

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V15600

Title: There's room enough for all

First Line: What need of all this fuss and strife

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V752

Title: Norah, the pride of Kildare

First Line: As beauteous Flora

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13789

Title: Maid of Judah

First Line: No more shall the children of Judah sing

Themes:  Jews

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13392

Title: The harp of Tara's hall

First Line: The harp that once thro' Tara's hall

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V1507

Title: King of the forest glade

First Line: Oh, I am the child of the forest wild

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V5437

Title: The pilgrim of love

First Line: Orynthia, my beloved, I call in vain!

46th Ballad - Roud Number: 13820

Title: Some love to roam

First Line: Some love to roam o'er the dark sea foam

Themes:  Hunting

Firth b.27(457/458)




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Edition - Bod10739

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Harding B 11(2269) is another impression.

Series Identifier: 57


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7936

Title: Cushlamachree

First Line: Dear Erin how sweetly thy green bosom rises

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13858

Title: Kathleen mavourneen

First Line: Kathleen mavourneen, the grey dawn is breaking

Authors:  Crawford, F. Marion, 1854-1909

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1555

Title: Dear Irish boy

First Line: My Connor his cheeks they are ruddy as morning

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13788

Title: Little Nell

First Line: They told him gently she was dead

Notes:  Based on an episode in C. Dickens, The Old curiosity shop.

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: Hope tells a flattering tale

First Line: Hope tells a flatt'ring tale

Firth c.26(168)

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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 - Bod18779

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Paul, J. and co.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  between 1838 and 1845

Imprint: J. Paul & Co., Printers, 2 & 3 Monmouth-court, Seven Dials [and] Printed by J. Catnach, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13805

Title: My gentle mother dear

First Line: There was a place in childhood that [I] remember well

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

Themes:  Mothers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1617

Title: Will Watch the bold smuggler

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

Themes:  Smuggling

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1644

Title: Low down in the broom

First Line: My daddy is a canker'd carle

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V2882

Title: Lilies and roses

First Line: The father of Nancy a forester was

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1616

Title: With a helmet on his brow

First Line: With a helmet on his brow

Themes:  Military

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 16967

Title: John Anderson my jo

First Line: John Anderson my jo, John

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V816

Title: Her mouth with a smile

First Line: Her mouth with a smile

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1246

Title: Richmond hill

First Line: On Richmond hill there lives a lass

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 3858

Title: Birks of Invermay

First Line: The smiling morn, the breathing spring

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V4995

Title: Fall not in love

First Line: Fall not in love dear girls beware

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V8947

Title: The gay guitar

First Line: Yes I will leave my father's halls

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V8188

Title: Love and glory

First Line: Young Henry was as brave a youth

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Women soldiers

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V757

Title: When a man's a little bit poorly

First Line: When a man's a little bit poo[rly]

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V12264

Title: Pluck'd the fairest flower

First Line: I have plucked the sweetest flower

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V6714

Title: [Hope told a flattering tale]

First Line: Hope told a flattering tale

Harding B 40(21a)

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