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Edition - Bod9617

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Notes:  A songbook. 4 p. With a prose account


1st Ballad

Title: Reading murder

First Line: At Reading in Berkshire what a sensation

Tune: Teddy O'Neale

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  Murder

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32986

Title: Murder by contract

First Line: All you people pray draw near

Tune: Best friend of all

Themes:  Murder

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1737

Title: Sentence on Mrs. Dyer for the Reading murders

First Line: Mrs. Dyer's convicted and sentenced to be hung

Tune: Log cabin

Themes:  Murder

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V27503

Title: Reading

First Line: There's a charmer lived in Reading, don't you see

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  Murder

5th Ballad

Title: Reading

First Line: What wicked crimes we hear enacted

Tune: Blind Irish girl

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  Murder

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 54

Titles:
Barbara Allen's cruelty: or the Young man's tragedy
Barbara Allen
The life, death, and love, of Barbara Allen
Barbara Allen's cruelty. Or, the young man's tragedy

First Lines:
In Reading town where I was born
In Reading town, where I was born
It was in and about the Martinmas time
In Scarlet town, where I was bound
In Reading town were [sic] I was born
In Scarlet town where I was bound

Subjects:
Reading (England)

Themes:
Rejected suitor
Death
Unrequited love

Edition - Bod11826

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1834]

Ballad - Roud Number: V33123

Title: The life, trial, and execution, of Alex. Richmond

First Line: The awful hour will shortly come

Notes:  With a prose introduction

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  DrunkennessMurderCrime - 19th centuryRape

Firth c.17(252)

Notes:  Printed on tinted paper. See Firth c.17(253) for variant details.


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Edition - Bod10266

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: London: Printed by W.S. Fortey, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15109

Title: The drunken husband

First Line: You married women draw near awhile

Themes:  Drunkenness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 54

Title: Barbara Allen

First Line: In Reading town where I was born

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  Unrequited loveDeath

Harding B 11(1011)

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Edition - Bod9595

Imprint Names:  Chittick

Imprint Locations:  Bedford

Date  [1834]

Imprint: Chittick, Printer, Bedford

Notes:  With a prose account


Ballad - Roud Number: V30299

Title: The life, trial, and execution, of Alexander Richmond

First Line: All you that have a feeling heart

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Themes:  DrunkennessMurderCrime - 19th centuryRape

Firth c.17(253)

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Edition - Bod19362

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer & Publisher, 123, Union Street, Boro' S.E.

Notes:  Harding B 11(730) is another impression

Series Identifier: 208


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 964

Title: County gaol!

First Line: Good people all give ear I pray

Themes:  Prisons

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 54

Title: Barbara Allen

First Line: In Reading town where I was born

Subjects:  Reading (England)

Firth c.17(71)

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Harding B 11(729)

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