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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2927

Titles:
The ruined cock sparrow

First Lines:
The gloom of night had vanished
The gloom of night had vanished, day was faintly dawning

Themes:
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1261

Titles:
A new song called Jack, you remember the nuts
Jack and his nuts

First Lines:
In Belfast lived a merchant, a wealthy merchant man
In Liverpool lives a merchant, a wealthy merchant-man

Themes:
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1695

Titles:
The cuckold drover, or The merchant done over

First Lines:
Come all you lads and lasses gay come listen to my song

Themes:
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5240

Titles:
John the glover, and Jane his servant

First Lines:
O Jane, come and sit thee down by me

Themes:
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8478

Titles:
Barney Mc'Cann

First Lines:
Betwixt Canbral and the town of Auctnacloy

Subjects:
Ireland

Themes:
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7458

Titles:
A job for a journeyman joyner or The brick-layers wanton wifes plot discovered

First Lines:
Did you not hear of a bricklayer of late

Themes:
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13110

Titles:
The Debtford frolick, or, A hue-and-cry after shag-breeches

First Lines:
One night when blustring winds blew cold

Themes:
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 13158

Titles:
The girls up the road

First Lines:
I'm just in the vein to sing you a strain, so pin your attention down

Themes:
Adultery

Edition - Bod4306

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Dealer in Songs, Toy-books &c. No. 60 Chatham St. N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ethiopian.


Ballad - Roud Number: V20779

Title: Didn't she seem to like it?

First Line: I can't sing any more, I vow

Tune: Jim Crack-Corn

Performers:  Pastor, Tony, 1837-1908

Themes:  Adultery

Harding B 18(130)

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Edition - Bod4959

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.Clarke, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Imprint: printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


Ballad

Title: The trapann'd taylor: or, A warning to all taylors to beware how they marry

First Line: I'le sing a song, and a dainty brave song

Tune: How many crowns and pounds have I spent

Themes:  Adultery

Vet. A1 b.6(1)

Notes:  Cropped along top edge.


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Edition - Bod1680

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed by Jennings, Water-lane, Fleet-street, London

Notes:  Harding B 16(205b) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V5383

Title: Poll and my partner Joe

First Line: I was d'ye see a waterman

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Adultery

Firth c.12(277)

Notes:  Slip.


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Firth c.13(217)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 25(1511)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod5027

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V30123

Title: Tailor & trooper

First Line: There was a lady in Liverpool did dwell

Subjects:  Liverpool (England)

Themes:  Adultery

2806 c.17(414)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(436).


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Edition - Bod5418

Imprint Names:  Oliver, E.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed for E. Oliver, at the Golden Key on Snow-hill, neer the Sarazens-head

Notes:  Douce Ballads 1(81a) is another issue


Ballad - Roud Number: V19548

Title: The forc'd marriage. Or, unfortunate Celia

First Line: To what great distress

Tune: Since Celia's my foe

Authors:  Pope, Walter

References:

ESTC: R228214

Themes:  Adultery

Wood E 25(24)

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Wood E 25(143)

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Edition - Bod5589

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: E. Hodge's (from the late I. Pitts,) wholesale toy, & marble warehouse, 31, [Dudley] street, seven Dials

Notes:  The caption of the cut reads: You are going on any how


Ballad - Roud Number: 174

Title: Cunning cobler done over

First Line: A story, a story to you I will tell

Themes:  Adultery

Firth b.25(329)

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Harding B 11(765)

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Harding B 11(766)

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Edition - Bod697

Imprint Names:  Grove, F.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1623 and 1661

Imprint: London, Printed for F.G.


Ballad - Roud Number: V29891

Title: No fool to the old fool: or, A cuckold in querpo

First Line: To mourn for the dead that in joy doth remain

References:

ESTC: R234836

Themes:  Adultery

Wood 401(40v, 39r)

Notes:  Printed on the reverse of another ballad: Wood 401(39v, 40r). MS note: Uncovered 1881.



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Edition - Bod850

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.Clarke, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Imprint: Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


Ballad

Title: The West-countrey cheat upon cheat; or, No jest like a true jest

First Line: Brave West-country blades come listen

Tune: Hy, ho, my honey

References:

ESTC: R235665

Themes:  Adultery

Wood E 25(130)

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Edition - Bod6089

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3955

Title: The frolicksome farmer

First Line: 'Tis of a brisk young farmer, in ---shire did dwell

Themes:  Adultery

Harding B 17(101a)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6255

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1785?]

Notes:  Date per ESTC


Ballad - Roud Number: 12545

Title: The taylor unmask'd, or The old fox unkennell'd

First Line: All you that delight in a frolicksome song

References:

ESTC: T193413

Subjects:  Nottingham (England)

Themes:  Adultery

Harding B 1(19)

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Edition - Bod11251

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 7357

Title: The cooper of Norfolk, or, a Jest of a brewer and a cooper's wife

First Line: Attend my masters and listen well

Themes:  Adultery

Harding B 1(43)

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Edition - Bod12124

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: J. Pitts Printer, & Toy Warehouse 6 Great Andrew street 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V8478

Title: Barney Mc'Cann

First Line: Betwixt Canbral and the town of Auctnacloy

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Adultery

Harding B 25(126)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod13647

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth Court


Ballad - Roud Number: 174

Title: The cunning cobler done over

First Line: A story, a story to you I will tell

Themes:  Adultery

Harding B 11(764)

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Edition - Bod13974

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1695

Title: The cuckold drover, or The merchant done over

First Line: Come all you lads and lasses gay come listen to my song

Themes:  Adultery

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8104

Title: The queen of Otaheite

First Line: In Otaheite, I've heard say, a huge fat queen walk'd out

Subjects:  Tahiti

Harding B 11(760)

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Edition - Bod10202

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V550

Title: Billy Barlow's wedding miseries

First Line: Good folks, I'm craz'd, and sinking with woe

Themes:  Adultery

Firth c.20(15)

Notes:  Torn at left edge Slip


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Firth c.21(158)

Notes:  Torn at left edge Slip


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Edition - Bod14238

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V21721

Title: The naughty amorous coachm[an] of Sydenham, and the gardener's la[dy]

First Line: There is an amorous coachman

Subjects:  Sydenham (England)

Themes:  Adultery

Harding B 12(233)

Notes:  Cropped at right side


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Johnson Ballads 2690

Notes:  Cropped at right side


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Edition - Bod9950

Imprint Names:  Croshaw, C.

Imprint Locations:  York

Imprint: C. Croshaw, Printer, Pavement, York


Ballad

Title: The unhappy couple

First Line: I went into my garden, to see what I could see

Themes:  Adultery

Firth c.20(12)

Notes:  Slip


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