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Ballad Work - Roud Number: 5831

Titles:
The butcher's daughter

First Lines:
Come all you good people I mean to relate

Themes:
Women, African

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V709

Titles:
Go it, Jerry

First Lines:
Your pardon may I be so bold as enqure [sic]

Subjects:
Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820
Haiti
St. Domingue

Themes:
Soldiers
Africans

Edition - Bod5024

Imprint Names:  Dicey, W. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1736 and 1763

Imprint: Printed and Sold at the Printing-Office in Bow-Church-Yard, London

Notes:  Harding B 3(40) is another edition.


Ballad

Title: A lamentable ballad of the tragical end of a gallant lord and virtuous lady

First Line: In Rome a nobleman did wed

Tune: The lady's fall

References:

ESTC: N70824

Subjects:  Rome (Italy)

Themes:  MurderAfricans

Douce Ballads 3(37b)

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Edition - Bod5981

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Notes:  See Harding B 3(51)

Series Identifier: Cheap repository


Ballad - Roud Number: V20231

Title: The sorrows of Yamba; or, The negro woman's lamentation

First Line: In St. Lucie's distant isle

Tune: Hosier's ghost

References:

ESTC: T49535

Themes:  SlaveryAfricans

Harding B 3(50)

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Edition - Bod6594

Imprint Names:  s.n.

Imprint Locations:  s.l.

Series Identifier: 625


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 5831

Title: The butcher's daughter

First Line: Come all you good people I mean to relate

Themes:  Women, African

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2574

Title: The wind blew the bonny lassie's plaidy awa'

First Line: A butcher lad there lived in Crief

Subjects:  Scotland

2806 c.14(11)

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Firth c.26(14)

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Edition - Bod2440

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4871

Title: Uncle Ned's ghost

First Line: You've heard of a nigger, they call'd Uncle Ned

Themes:  African Americans

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V303

Title: The Caledonian maid

First Line: Oh, say ye virgins, have you seen

Subjects:  Scotland

Harding B 11(3930)

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Johnson Ballads 1458

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Johnson Ballads 1459

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Johnson Ballads 1460

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Johnson Ballads 1461

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Johnson Ballads 1462

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Johnson Ballads 1463

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Edition - Bod2595

Imprint Names:  Sheppard, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1793

Imprint: Publish'd June 25th, 1793 by C. Sheppard, No. 15, St. Peters Hill, Doctors Commns.

Notes:  An engraving.


Ballad - Roud Number: V13180

Title: The desponding Negro

First Line: On Afric's wide plains, where the lion now roaring

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Themes:  Slavery - Africans

Harding B 12(20)

Notes:  Coloured illustration.


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Edition - Bod11471

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Printed by Ryle and Co., Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5188

Title: Barclay and Perkin's drayman

First Line: Near Southwark-bridge on the Surrey-side

Themes:  ServantsAfricans

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13889

Title: Ye banks and braes [of] bonny Doun

First Line: Ye banks & braes of bonny Doun

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Harding B 11(166)

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Edition - Bod11647

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: J. Pitts, Printer, and Wholesale Toy Warhouse, 6, Great St. andrew street

Notes:  The illustration also appears on Harding B 2(63).


Ballad - Roud Number: V709

Title: Go it, Jerry

First Line: Your pardon may I be so bold as enqure [sic]

Performers:  Sloman, Mr.

Notes:  Verse and prose

Subjects:  HaitiSt. DomingueHenri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820

Themes:  SoldiersAfricans

Harding B 11(1323)

Notes:  Printed on tinted paper.


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Johnson Ballads 837

Notes:  Printed on tinted paper.


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Edition - Bod11871

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5188

Title: Barclay and Perkins's drayman

First Line: Near Southwark bridge on the Surry side

Themes:  ServantsAfricans

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 18844

Title: King and countryman

First Line: There was an old chap in the west country

Subjects:  George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820

Harding B 11(165)

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Edition - Bod9714

Imprint Names:  Marshall, J.

Imprint Locations:  Newcastle

Date  between 1810 and 1831

Imprint: Marshall, Printer, Newcastle


Ballad

Title: A copy of verses, composed by a converted negro

First Line: I'm glad I ever saw the day

Themes:  Slavery - Africans

Harding B 25(414)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod16629

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V13180

Title: The desponding Negro. A new song

First Line: On Afric's wide plains, where the lion now roaring

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Themes:  Slavery - Africans

Harding B 22(61)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod16869

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: The Negro boy and the watch

First Line: When avarice enslaves the mind

Themes:  Slavery - Africans

Harding B 25(1320)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17588

Imprint Names:  Lane and Walker

Imprint Locations:  Norwich

Imprint: Printed and Sold by Lane & Walker, St. Andrew's, Norwich


Ballad - Roud Number: V13180

Title: The desponding Negro

First Line: On Afric's wide plains, where the lion now roaring

Authors:  Collins, John, d. 1808

Themes:  Slavery - Africans

Harding B 25(507)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod18384

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: London: Printed and sold by J. Evans and Sons, Long-lane, West Smithfield

Series Identifier: Cheap repository


Ballad - Roud Number: V20231

Title: The sorrows of Yamba; or, The negro woman's lamentation

First Line: In St. Lucie's distant isle

Tune: Hosier's ghost

Authors:  More, Hannah, 1745-1833

Themes:  SlaveryAfricans

Harding B 3(51)

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Edition - Bod21089

Imprint Names:  Brereton, P.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Imprint: P Brereton 1 Lr Exchange St Dublin


Ballad - Roud Number: 950

Title: A much admir'd love song called the Banks of the Nile

First Line: Hark the drums are beating love no longer can I atay [sic]

Subjects:  IrelandAfrica

Themes:  SoldiersAfricans

2806 b.9(6)

Notes:  Slip


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2806 b.9(53)

Notes:  Slip


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2806 c.7(2)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 26(32)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 2133c

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 2146a

Notes:  Slip

Johnson Ballads 2147a

Notes:  Slip

Johnson Ballads 2202b

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 3063

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 3262

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod23564

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

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1674 and 1679

Imprint: Priented [sic] for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


Ballad - Roud Number: V19578

Title: The batchelors ballad, or, A remedy against love

First Line: No more silly Cupid

Tune: The Duke of Monmouth's jig

References:

ESTC: R232895

Themes:  WomenAfricans

Douce Ballads 1(20b)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3361

Titles:
Jack of Guinea

First Lines:
Great way off at sea, where I've been-ee

Themes:
Blackface minstrelsy
Slavery - Africans

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5407

Titles:
Flora Bell

First Lines:
In Maryland I had a farm

Subjects:
Maryland (U.S.A.)

Themes:
African Americans
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2172

Titles:
Kitty, the cat's-meat woman

First Lines:
To tell a tale is my intent

Themes:
African Americans
Paternity
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 4871

Titles:
Uncle Ned's ghost
Uncle Neds ghost

First Lines:
You have heard of a nigger they call'd Uncle Ned
You have heard of a nigger who dey called uncle Ned
You've heard of a nigger, they call'd Uncle Ned

Themes:
Blackface minstrelsy
African Americans

Edition - Bod653

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Gilbertson, W.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1658 and 1664

Imprint: Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and W. Gilbertson


Ballad - Roud Number: V791

Title: A lamentable ballad of the tragical end of a gallant lord, and a vertuous lady, with the untimely end of their two children

First Line: In Rome a noble man did wed

Tune: The lady's fall

References:

ESTC: R179935

Subjects:  Rome (Italy)

Themes:  MurderServantsAfricans

Wood 401(113)

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Edition - Bod3631

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by Jennings, 13, Water-lane, Fleet-street, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V30875

Title: A new song, called The mill

First Line: Come all you jolly millers bold

Tune: The Arethusa

Themes:  PrizefightingAfrican Americans

Harding B 25(1252)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod12213

Imprint Names:  Birt

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1851

Imprint: Birt, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew St,, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V2172

Title: Kitty, the cat's-meat woman

First Line: To tell a tale is my intent

Themes:  AdulteryPaternityAfrican Americans

Harding B 11(2010)

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Edition - Bod12387

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier: 1049


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12610

Title: A decision between Tom and Mary about household matters

First Line: He. Dear wife, I'm going out to night, and I want from you

Themes:  Money

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5407

Title: Flora Bell

First Line: In Maryland I had a farm

Subjects:  Maryland (U.S.A.)

Themes:  SlaveryAfrican Americans

Harding B 11(902)

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