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Ballad Work - Roud Number: 3011

Titles:
A much admired song entitled Lannigan's ball
Lannigan's ball

First Lines:
In the town of Athy, lived one Jeremy Lannigan
In the town of Athly [sic] one Jeremy Lannigan
In the town of Athy liv'd one Jemmy Lanagan
In the town of Athy, one Jeremy Lannigan
In the town of Athly [sic], one Jeremy Lannigan
In the town of Athy one Jeremy Lannigan

Subjects:
Ireland

Themes:
Amusements

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7966

Titles:
The masher king

First Lines:
I used to be steady I used to be staid

Themes:
Amusements

Edition - Bod12469

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7966

Title: The masher king

First Line: I used to be steady I used to be staid

Themes:  Amusements

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4333

Title: Ireland still is Ireland

First Line: Let every honest patriot

Subjects:  Ireland

Harding B 11(2378)

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Edition - Bod7898

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Pubd. by J. Pitts 14 Gt St Andrews st 7 Dials

Notes:  An engraving


Ballad

Title: Greenwich park

First Line: When merry bells, the merry time

Subjects:  Greenwich (England)

Themes:  Amusements

Firth b.33(68)

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Edition - Bod21030

Imprint Names:  Brereton, P.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Imprint: P. Brereton, Printer, Lr, Exchange, St, Dublin


Ballad - Roud Number: 3011

Title: A much admired song entitled Lannigan's ball

First Line: In the town of Athy liv'd one Jemmy Lanagan

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Amusements

2806 b.9(21)

Notes:  Slip


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2806 b.9(33)

Notes:  Slip


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2806 b.9(92)

Notes:  Slip


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2806 c.7(44)

Notes:  Slip


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2806 c.9(21)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 26(345)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 2152b

Notes:  Slip

Johnson Ballads 2153a

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 2214b

Notes:  Slip

Johnson Ballads 3088

Notes:  Slip


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1530

Titles:
One horse chay
The one horse chay

First Lines:
Mrs. Bubb was gay and free, fair and fat and forty-three
Mrs. Bubb was gay and free, fair and fat, and forty-three
Mrs. Bubb was gay and free, fair and fat and 43

Subjects:
Brighton (England)

Themes:
Amusements
Swimming

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5363

Titles:
Walking in the Zoo

First Lines:
The Stilton, sir, the cheese, the O, K, thing I do
The Stilton, sir, the cheese, the OK thing to do

Subjects:
Madame Rachel
Zoological gardens, Regents Park (London)

Themes:
Zoos
Amusements

Edition - Bod7137

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer and Publisher, 177, Union Street, Borough. S.E.

Series Identifier: 438


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1530

Title: The one horse chay

First Line: Mrs. Bubb was gay and free, fair and fat, and forty-three

Subjects:  Brighton (England)

Themes:  AmusementsSwimming

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5570

Title: She is far from the land

First Line: She is far from the land, where her young hero sleeps

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

Firth b.26(319)

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Edition - Bod7565

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3693

Title: It's funny, when you feel that way

First Line: I shan't forget how queer I felt

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5363

Title: Walking in the Zoo

First Line: The Stilton, sir, the cheese, the O, K, thing I do

Subjects:  Madame Rachel

Themes:  AmusementsZoos

Firth b.27(261)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8103

Titles:
The Lairy man!

First Lines:
Of up's [sic] and downs I've felt a few

Themes:
Working class
Entertainments
Amusements

Edition - Bod1805

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

Notes:  The illustration bears the initials T.V. in lower left corner.


Ballad - Roud Number: V24054

Title: The shepherds delight. Both by day and by night

First Line: What an innocent loving life shepheards do lead

Tune: Now the tyrant has stolen my dearest away

Themes:  FoodAmusementsMusicGames

4o Rawl. 566(48)

Notes:  The sheet is holed.


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Edition - Bod12520

Imprint Names:  Neesom, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Published at Neesom's Song Mart 93, Brick Lane, Spitalfields Near the Railway Arch


Ballad

Title: Mrs Fubbs powder'd ball

First Line: Some folks have very lofty views

Themes:  AmusementsDancingButchers

Harding B 11(2444)

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Edition - Bod17602

Imprint Names:  Berry, C.

Imprint Locations:  Norwich

Date  between 1757 and 1807

Imprint: C. Berry, Printer, Norwich


Ballad - Roud Number: V23944

Title: The Hottentot Venus; a new song

First Line: O London is a puppet show, where curious sights are seen

Tune: We'll go no more a roving so late in the night

Themes:  AmusementsTheatersAfricans

Harding B 25(863)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod23610

Imprint Names:  Brereton, P.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Imprint: P. Brereton, Printer, Lr, Exchange, St, Dublin

Notes:  Harding B 26(524) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: V26278

Title: The praises of Limerick

First Line: Farewell sweet lovely fine town

Subjects:  Limerick (Ireland)

Themes:  Emigration - IrishAmusements

2806 b.9(22)

Notes:  Slip.


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2806 c.7(45)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 26(525)

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 2117d

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 2129b

Notes:  Slip.

Johnson Ballads 2236b

Notes:  Slip.

Edition - Bod23954

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden Ball in Pye-Corner


Ballad - Roud Number: V29561

Title: The West-country revell; or, the Jovial crew of lads and lasses

First Line: All you that in mirth do delight

Tune: Moggies jealousie

References:

ESTC: R234139

Themes:  Rural societyAmusements

Douce Ballads 2(257b)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V14081

Titles:
Pleasure and relaxation

First Lines:
Oh pomp and state bring nought but woe
Oh! pomp and state bring nought but woe

Subjects:
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852
Victoria, queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:
Amusements
Politics and government - 19th century

Edition - Bod1971

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: Printed & Sold by H. Such, 123, Union Street, Boro' S.E.

Series Identifier: 159


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13787

Title: The minute-gun at sea

First Line: When in the storm on Albion's coast

Themes:  ShipwreckNaval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8103

Title: The Lairy man!

First Line: Of up's [sic] and downs I've felt a few

Themes:  AmusementsWorking classEntertainments

Firth b.26(307)

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Harding B 11(2042)

Notes:  Harding B 11(2042) is annotated on the second ballad.


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Edition - Bod6815

Imprint Names:  Mitchelson, W.I.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: W I Mitchelson Printer 15, Broek [sic] Hill, Clerkenwell Greenr [sic]


Ballad - Roud Number: V14081

Title: Pleasure and relaxation

First Line: Oh pomp and state bring nought but woe

Subjects:  Victoria, queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th centuryAmusements

Firth b.25(536)

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Edition - Bod10708

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V26752

Title: Have you seen the Shah?

First Line: About the Shah of Persia, to you I'm going to sing

Subjects:  Nasir ud-Din, Shah of Persia

Themes:  AmusementsVisit of the Shah of Persia, 1873Waxworks

Firth c.26(148)

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Edition - Bod1030

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Notes:  See Firth b.28(1a) for imprint. With a poem, an advertisement, and toasts.

Series Identifier: Portrait Series [Fred. Harvey] 4


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V30415

Title: It wasn't me

First Line: Before I got married and lost all my wool

Authors:  Osborne, Charles

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4474

Title: Little children

First Line: You are glad, O little children

Performers:  Elliott, Meredith

3rd Ballad

Title: Makes you feel uneasy, doesn't it?

First Line: There are times when nearly all men

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V2119

Title: Kathleen, asthore

First Line: In an old Irish home sat an old Irish farmer

Performers:  MacNally, Jessie

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

5th Ballad

Title: Edge one!

First Line: If you're out upon the ramble

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V30814

Title: Love's ever at love's side

First Line: Love, you are in the hills

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V20527

Title: The night I played Richard the Third

First Line: I always had a fancy to come out upon the stage

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Theaters

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V29539

Title: Little mud cabin

First Line: In this wide, dreary, world, sad and friendless, alone

Performers:  Fielding, Ben, 1849-1893

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V2858

Title: As in a looking glass

First Line: Seen, as in a looking glass are our thoughts where'er we go

Performers:  Hylton, Millie, 1868-1920

Themes:  Countryman in LondonSocial criticism

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V6313

Title: Parody on Comrades!

First Line: We were boozers chums together, old Jack Brown and I

Themes:  Drinking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1229

Title: Loving tears

First Line: Ah love, the sun is sinking into the silent sea

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V28956

Title: Friends were saying good-bye

First Line: One day at the docks I stood watching the ships

Authors:  St. Clair, F.V.

Performers:  LeBlanc, Marie

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V28614

Title: Lover's lane

First Line: There's a sylvan path enchanting to all sweethearts in all times

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V30106

Title: That was me

First Line: In a quarter of London well-known as the Dials

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Amusements

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V20229

Title: Starlight

First Line: Starlight only shone above you

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 2145

Title: The wild man of Borneo has just come to town

First Line: The wild man of Borneo has just come to town

Performers:  Two Macs

17th Ballad

Title: Oh, take care of it

First Line: A careful man I've always been

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V19563

Title: Our society

First Line: We joined a new socity I took the oath to-day

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V8959

Title: My dog and my gun

First Line: Let gay ones and great make the most of their fate

Authors:  Arne, Michael, 1741-1786

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 21656

Title: My sweeetheart [sic] when a boy

First Line: Tho' many gentle hearts I've known

21st Ballad

Title: Our flat

First Line: Jones and I the other day were rather short of tin

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5278

Title: Queen of my heart

First Line: I stand at your threshold sighing

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5841

Title: All thro' sticking to a soldier

First Line: If you gaze upon my \"chivey\" you will see I've got the hump

Performers:  Lundberg, Ada, 1850-1899

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V29943

Title: Tiddy fol lol

First Line: There's a party I know, Tiddy fol lol, tiddy fol lol

Themes:  Social statusAmusements

Firth b.28(2)

Notes:  See Firth b.28(1a) for imprint. With a poem, an advertisement, and toasts. The illustration is coloured. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918





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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6048

Titles:
London exhibitions
[London exhibitions]

First Lines:
The names of two great warriers, [sic] whom here you may see
The names of two great warriors, whom here you may see
The names of two great warriors, whom here you may seee [sic]

Subjects:
London (England)

Themes:
Entertainments
Indians of North America
Chinese
Great Exhibition, 1851
Madame Tussaud's
Waxworks
Americans
Amusements

Edition - Bod12308

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1855 and 1861

Imprint: Hodges, (from Pitts) Wholesale Toy Warehouse, [31, Dudley] Street, Seven Dials. Notice, E. Hodges has Removed from 31 Dudley St., to 26, Grafton-street Soho


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6048

Title: London exhibitions

First Line: The names of two great warriors, whom here you may see

Tune: Jim along Josey [and others]

Performers:  Sharp, John W., 1828-1856

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Great Exhibition, 1851Indians of North AmericaAmusementsChineseAmericansWaxworks

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22802

Title: Love in a hayband

First Line: Did you ever hear of one Richard Short's history

Themes:  TavernsRural society

Harding B 11(2186)

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Edition - Bod23114

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: [R. March &] Co., St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements.

Series Identifier: R. March & Co.'s Sole Right Edition 117


1st Ballad

Title: The signalman on the line

First Line: When the train is swiftly speeding on the metals tho' [sic] the night

Authors:  Daly, BrianAndrews, Bond

Performers:  Celli, Frank H., 1841-1904

Themes:  Railways

2nd Ballad

Title: One of the boys

First Line: There's a jolly little crew that I know

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking

3rd Ballad

Title: Round and round

First Line: Have you never had the feeling when you started out at night

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913Leighton, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V23999

Title: The society actor

First Line: I'm the fellow of whom you've all read

Authors:  Atkins, NortonMcGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

Themes:  Social statusClothingDebt

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V20527

Title: The night I played Richard the Third

First Line: I always had a fancy to come out upon the stage

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Theaters

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V10550

Title: The beat of the drum

First Line: Will you gang with me, my lassie?

Performers:  Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

Themes:  SoldiersWar

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Attributation: Written & sung by Frederick Williams, Manager, Deacon's Music Hall

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Themes:  Theaters

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V20418

Title: The old bachelor

First Line: They say that human nature finds relief in matrimony

Performers:  Atkins, Will

Themes:  BachelorsMarriage - men

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23969

Title: Skating at Olympia

First Line: I thought a little skating would be healthy

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V9542

Title: Rainbow in de sky

First Line: Pretty little girl in a bran new suit

Authors:  Dacre, Harry

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1722

Title: The dandy coloured coon

First Line: Now I'm a gallous nigger when I'm round about the town

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Stratton, Eugene, 1861-1918

Subjects:  Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V25789

Title: The oft told tale

First Line: A woodman sang beside a brook

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V20405

Title: Old pals

First Line: The happiest hour in a man's career

Authors:  Boden, Harry

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4473

Title: When the children are asleep

First Line: Ere the night has ended day

Performers:  de Fonblanque, Madame

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V11429

Title: Sarah, Sarah. Or A donkey cart built for two

First Line: I've got such a nice young man

Authors:  Bedford, Harry

Performers:  Carney, Kate, 1868-1950

Themes:  Entertainments

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V4674

Title: Our boys across the sea

First Line: There is a land of beauty, a land of mighty power

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

Subjects:  Ireland

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V31537

Title: Remembered or forgotten

First Line: I feel my heart with hope and gladness beating

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V32406

Title: Yes, you are!

First Line: The men of to-day have some odd little ways

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

Themes:  Men

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1440

Title: Rose in her Sunday clothes

First Line: What is the flow'r of an Englishman's heart

Authors:  Hall, Albert, 1864-1907Murphy, C.W., 1875-1913

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Bold Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V32269

Title: The vindow man

First Line: You'll guess my line of pizness by the things upon my back

Authors:  Wilmott, CharlesPether, H.E.

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  JewsImmigrants - Great Britain

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4944

Title: Pretty girl rather

First Line: One day, while strolling through the street

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Prostitution

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V29173

Title: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!

First Line: My song is quite a novelty

Performers:  Travers, Hyram

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 5266

Title: Pretty pond lilies

First Line: Whilst waiting in the lane for you, darling

25th Ballad

Title: When summer comes again

First Line: There was once a young maiden of tender grace

Authors:  Thornton, James, 1861-1938

Performers:  Thornton, Bonnie, 1873-1920

26th Ballad

Title: Various topics (old & new)

First Line: Not quite one hundred years ago

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

Themes:  Salvation Army

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V28905

Title: The giddy little girl said \"No.\"

First Line: I'll tell you a tale of a giddy little girl

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Powell, Orlando

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4790

Title: Here's to Private Tommy Atkins

First Line: You can fetch him from the \"Grapes\" or \"Barley Mow\"

Authors:  St. Clair, F.V.

Themes:  SoldiersWar

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V26608

Title: Looking for a coon like me

First Line: Say, hab you seen a yaller gal

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Wentworth, Bessie, 1874-1901

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V34995

Title: Oh! take me there

First Line: I'm told there is a blissful spot

Authors:  Ellis, A.E.Durandeau, Augustus E., d. 1893

Performers:  Dempsey, W.P.Stevens, Charles E., d. 1910

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13797

Title: You men you think you're tricky

First Line: When boys and girls meet they think they are in love

Performers:  Cavendish, Nellie

Themes:  Marriage - gender roles

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4625

Title: Nellie and May, sisters were they

First Line: I will tell to you a story which the shades of life will show

Authors:  Kelly, John T., 1855-1922

34th Ballad

Title: The rowdy-dowdy boys

First Line: Girls, I'm a jolly old chappie

Authors:  Conley, TomMcGlennon, Felix

Themes:  AmusementsPolice

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V6115

Title: Robin Hood up to date

First Line: Some people praise the good old days

Authors:  Lennard, Horace, d. 1920Andrews, Bond

Performers:  Chard, Kate, 1862-1942

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V34234

Title: The miser

First Line: With greedy eyes the miser

Authors:  Beverly, Gus

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  Money

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V24072

Title: Obadiah and Maria

First Line: Oh! I dreamed that I should meet my love to-day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V5434

Title: Oh, 'Ria! A cockney's love affair

First Line: It was in the doorway of a 'pub

Authors:  Castling, Harry

Performers:  Pearl, Arthur

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V30647

Title: Mona

First Line: O, swift goes my boat like a bird on the billow

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V20394

Title: On the same old spot once more

First Line: It's somewhat sweet I think to know

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V23977

Title: Push dem clouds away

First Line: If you want to git to Heaven on de nickel-plated road

Authors:  Gaunt, Percy

Performers:  Pryde, Peggy

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5385

Title: Oh, Polly! Pretty little Polly!

First Line: Now, you talk about yer ladies -- female aristocratic swells

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15747

Title: Not the only one

First Line: I always make the best of thing

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V5301

Title: If the heart of a man

First Line: If the heart of a man is depressed with care

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8100

Title: You grasp the situation in a minute

First Line: Did you ever chance to meet with a coster in the street

Authors:  Calvert, C.W.Eaton, W.G.

Performers:  Leamar, Alice, 1869-1950

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V7544

Title: Oh, Flossie! Pretty little Flossie

First Line: Little sweetheart, up above me

Authors:  Morton, Richard

Performers:  Little Chip (Pseudonym)

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28081

Title: You'll have to name the day

First Line: Hold your whist, while I tell you what's happened to me

Authors:  Adams, HarryHarrison, J.M.

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V4659

Title: Oh! Mr. Porter

First Line: Lately I just spent a week with my old aunt Brown

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

Themes:  Railways

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V16788

Title: Venice at Olympia

First Line: To Venice at Olympia I took my girl

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V27097

Title: Real good boys

First Line: The days of my childhood, ah! well I remember

Authors:  Robson, T.G.

Performers:  Collins, Marie

52nd Ballad

Title: You and I, and all of us

First Line: Now, you, and I, and all of us

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32674

Title: Our 'armonic club

First Line: On a Monday night when the blokes 'as finished work

Themes:  Drinking

54th Ballad

Title: Up go the fireworks

First Line: Upon the usual firework night

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Combes, Arthur

Themes:  Fireworks

55th Ballad

Title: Oo-diddley-oo!

First Line: It's very, very hard when all that you can say

Authors:  Starr, Harry

Performers:  Rigby, Arthur W.

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V13103

Title: You look after me

First Line: Two jolly pals made up their minds a party to attend

Authors:  Connor, T.W.

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V28122

Title: Saturday

First Line: There's one day a week when we feel a bit \"Gay,\"

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Champion, Harry, 1866-1942

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20268

Title: Riding on the District Railway

First Line: A maid came to London just for change

Authors:  Morris, Alfred J., 1861-1905Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Coleman, Bessie

Themes:  SeductionCountryman in LondonLondon Underground

59th Ballad

Title: Marguerite's lovers

First Line: I was once Queen of a beauty show

Authors:  Atkins, Norton

Performers:  Torr, Clara

60th Ballad

Title: My old man

First Line: The time does swiftly flow

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Lawrence, Katie

Themes:  Family life

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V11835

Title: Adieu, my lov'd harp

First Line: Adieu, mu lov'd harp, for no more shall the vale

62nd Ballad

Title: The Irish colleen

First Line: I went to a party consisting of four

Authors:  Robey, W.C.

Performers:  Howard, Lizzie, 1864-1901

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: Oh, have you not heard of Kate Kearney

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V7812

Title: Carrie Gray

First Line: An old fellow once at a cosy bar stood

Authors:  Darnley, HerbertAtkins, Norton

Performers:  McCarthy, D.J.

Themes:  Letter-writingCourtship - difference in social status

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V5184

Title: At the mid hour of night

First Line: At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 2058

Title: Shepherds, I have lost my love

First Line: Shepherds, I have lost my love

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Edition - Bod11299

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: Richard March & Co., St. James's Walk, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918

Series Identifier: March's Edition of New Songs and Ballads


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8832

Title: Unfit for publication

First Line: I am really the most virtuous young fellow in creation

Themes:  EntertainmentsTheatersMusic halls

2nd Ballad

Title: I'm fond of eating, fond of drinking

First Line: Sammy Fly it is my name

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5543

Title: Come kiss, let's be friends

First Line: The course of true love ne'er ran smooth

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12846

Title: A raspberry tart with a little poke bonnet

First Line: Behold in me a real gone coon

Themes:  Excursions

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 2735

Title: The captain with his whiskers

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

Themes:  Soldiers

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4553

Title: The empty cradle, baby's gone

First Line: Little empty cradle, treasur'd now with care

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V32286

Title: Madame Rachel, or, Beautiful for ever

First Line: Oh, ladies, have you heard the news, the topic of the day?

Themes:  FraudsMarriage brokers

8th Ballad

Title: When Tom comes home

First Line: Now, Bessie my darling, come dry up your eyes

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V20448

Title: Oh what a lark!

First Line: Sally Jones, she was a widow

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V32629

Title: Here's another kind love

First Line: While strolling out the other night a friend of mine, Joe Blake

Themes:  Drinking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

12th Ballad

Title: Who shaved the pig?

First Line: The name I bear is Sammy Strop

Authors:  Pinder, J.Dodsworth, J.

Performers:  Wynne, John

Themes:  Barbers

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V3218

Title: Never marry your mother-in-law

First Line: There's a very old saying as old as the hills

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty, kiss 'em

First Line: I've caught at last my Katty dear

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V25174

Title: Make it as smooth as you can

First Line: As we travel through life many people we meet

16th Ballad

Title: In memory of the gallant 24th

First Line: They left the shores of Old England

Tune: I don't mean to tell you her name

Authors:  March, Richard

Themes:  Zulu War, 1879

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V27760

Title: The military

First Line: I am so fond of the army, a soldier's life would charm me

Performers:  Zimmer, Maggie (Mrs. H.R. Skinner), d. 1893

Themes:  Soldiers

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V6077

Title: Oh! ain't it pe-cu-li-ar

First Line: If to blow my own trumpet I may be so bold

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1292

Title: On the banks of the silvery Thames

First Line: She lived with her ma, and her crusty da-da

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V4830

Title: A scientific simpleton

First Line: A scientific simpleton who struggled fame to gain

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13774

Title: Ever of thee

First Line: Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6628

Title: Nellie, or Ten past nine

First Line: I'm off to my appointment now

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3020

Title: There's another jolly row down stairs

First Line: I'm one of those fellows who like quiet life

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V11483

Title: My sweet forget-me-not

First Line: My love's a little blue-eyed girl

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V20447

Title: Oh sweet Selina!

First Line: A poet midst his midnight oil

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V34824

Title: A cheer for our gallant 24th

First Line: As often before I have told you

Performers:  Davies, Minnie

Themes:  MilitaryZulu War, 1879

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V3846

Title: O Fred, tell them to stop

First Line: No doubt you have heard of the great Fancy Fair

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V21067

Title: Angels guard her now

First Line: Hush, tread lightly, do not wake

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V8934

Title: Flirting with the fairies

First Line: A fig say I for quietude, I am the boy for fun

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V12997

Title: Hey for the life of a soldier

First Line: When I was an infant, gossips would say

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V20785

Title: Farewell to Jumbo

First Line: Poor Jumbo's going to leave us all

Tune: Auld lang syne

Themes:  EntertainmentsZoos

32nd Ballad

Title: The contented blacksmith

First Line: The blacksmith sings from morn till night

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8153

Title: It's bound to be right in the morning

First Line: I've heard men say when married they could not go out at night

34th Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu, adieu, my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

35th Ballad

Title: I'm so modest and retiring

First Line: I'm a girl so very bashful

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V20300

Title: Peter and Paul

First Line: Now Peter and Paul were remarkable chaps

Authors:  Anthony, George

Performers:  Martell, Harry

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Meggie and Jo

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of chap, I dance and I sing all the day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V30410

Title: The man at the wheel or, Why did she leave me?

First Line: Behold me, the Captain of a steamboat

Performers:  Seymour, Frank, d. 1891

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V29747

Title: Mary had a little lamb

First Line: Mary, sweet Mary, the maid of the inn

Notes:  Verse and prose

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V29837

Title: Our marriage bells are ringing

First Line: Our marriage bells are ringing

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V14270

Title: The never-empty cradle or Cradle's crowded -- twins is born

First Line: Never empty cradle! though you're in my care

Themes:  Family life

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13505

Title: Grandmother's watch. The popular reply to \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My Grandmother's watch was of wonderful make

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20441

Title: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

First Line: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Oh! ain't I having a day

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of a chap, I dance and I sing all the day

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V32127

Title: \"Our ship\"

First Line: Blow! blow! blow! the storm is at its height

Themes:  Sailing

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V20217

Title: Swinging to and fro

First Line: If you want to give your girl a treat, I'll tell you what to do

Themes:  Amusements

47th Ballad

Title: Send that cook to me

First Line: Kind people pray attention pay

Themes:  Servants

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V6286

Title: The old village school

First Line: 'Tis standing there yet, though the stern hand of time

Themes:  Rural society

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V20370

Title: Out on the tiles

First Line: A little mouse once told me that

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V20375

Title: \"Outside, please!!\"

First Line: I'm one that Nature's rounded on

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

Notes:  Verse and prose

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V10189

Title: Oh, dear me

First Line: I once fell in love with a fair young lady

52nd Ballad

Title: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

First Line: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7548

Title: Oh, you pretty soul

First Line: I met a lass the other day

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V21560

Title: Oh, what a beauty

First Line: Maria loved the Squire and the Squire so they say

Themes:  Countryman in London

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V1663

Title: Old friend, here's your good health

First Line: I like the man who's jolly

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V26173

Title: St. George, and merry England

First Line: There are three nations on the earth

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Themes:  PatriotismUnited Kingdom

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V9175

Title: Oh! Father, dear Father, the brokers are in

First Line: Oh! father, dear father, come home with me now

Themes:  Drunkenness

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20393

Title: \"Once more, Harry!\"

First Line: I'm a true-hearted fellow, so gay and so free

Notes:  Verse and prose

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V4407

Title: Something rather dangerous, something rather nice

First Line: To pass away the time I will endeavour

60th Ballad

Title: If England to herself be true

First Line: Where'er St. George's banner waves

Themes:  Patriotism

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V5236

Title: Good bye, Emily Jane

First Line: No doubt you will be awfully sad

Notes:  Verse and prose

62nd Ballad

Title: I say, cabby!

First Line: I'm known as the Earl of St. James's

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Dandies

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17977

Title: It is not on the Battle-field

First Line: It is not on the Battle-field

64th Ballad - Roud Number: 4277

Title: Just after the battle

First Line: Still upon the field of battle

Themes:  War

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V3911

Title: Happy Ann

First Line: I've lately joined the Army

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Salvation Army

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 3765

Title: Over the garden wall

First Line: Oh, my love stood under the walnut tree

67th Ballad - Roud Number: 13941

Title: Oh, dem golden slippers!

First Line: Oh, my golden slippers am laid away

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V20060

Title: All round the squares

First Line: My friend[s] all say I'm half insane

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

69th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

First Line: My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V1922

Title: A rolling stone gathers no moss

First Line: As we pass along life, how many we see

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V20015

Title: Tommy's birthday

First Line: I live with my respected Ma and little sisters three

Performers:  Francis, James

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7372

Title: The ring my mother wore

First Line: The earth has many treasures rare, in gems and golden ore

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32333

Title: When shall I send you a cradle

First Line: Young Brown was about to get married and he

Themes:  Family life

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V10529

Title: Quite the lady

First Line: While walking one night beneath the gas light

Themes:  Prostitution

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V8731

Title: Mother, he's going away

First Line: \"Sure now what are you crying for, Nelly?\"

Themes:  Irish

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V12923

Title: The family man or Father, what have you got for us?

First Line: A family man you see in me

77th Ballad - Roud Number: V14812

Title: The lash

First Line: Hush, niggers all, de old man's sleeping

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

78th Ballad

Title: Now you are married I wish you joy

First Line: When I was a child how I used to play

79th Ballad - Roud Number: V8213

Title: Leave it alone

First Line: When I was a boy I oft got in a row

80th Ballad - Roud Number: V8066

Title: One kiss more

First Line: Eyes are bright, teeth are white

Performers:  Sisters Leamar

81st Ballad - Roud Number: V34647

Title: Is there any harm in that?

First Line: I am a simple maiden

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Edition - Bod6133

Imprint Names:  Ingram, G. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: G. Ingram & Co., Fancy Stationers, 124, Old Street, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. Mutilated; lacking one ballad. With advertisements and prose pieces.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V34732

Title: Tickling mad

First Line: I am troubled with a very funny silly sort of way

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6064

Title: After the opera

Authors:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Themes:  Theaters

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V26038

Title: Madame Tussauds

First Line: We all have our whims and our fancies

Themes:  Entertainments

4th Ballad

Title: The girl with the shepherd's plaid shawl

First Line: Kind friends give an ear, and list unto me

Authors:  Weippert, F.G.

Themes:  Prostitution

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3828

Title: Sweet seventeen, and never been kissed

First Line: In this age when the girls become women at ten

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Lyons, Squash

Themes:  Women

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V17971

Title: Ta-ra-ra poom de-tay! (Parody)

First Line: When I go out with \"Pa and Ma,\"

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2836

Title: Drunken Sally

First Line: Here toes turned up doth lie old Sally

Authors:  Thornton, L.M., d. 1888

Themes:  Drunkenness - women

8th Ballad

Title: Curds and whey

First Line: I feel so jolly happy, I cannot tell my joy

Authors:  Largo, Watson

Performers:  Bland, AlfWooley, Joe

Themes:  Social status

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9081

Title: The minstrel girl

First Line: 'Twas in the month of last December

Themes:  OrphansBeggars

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V20086

Title: Anchored, or safe in my Father's home

First Line: Flying, with flowing sail, over the summer sea

11th Ballad

Title: Under the flag

First Line: Bidding farewell to sweetheart

Themes:  War

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V449

Title: There is a flower that bloometh

First Line: There is a flow'r that bloometh

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V8079

Title: Kiss me and say good-bye!

First Line: I blithly stood on the quay

Authors:  Lester, J.H.

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V26874

Title: Uncle Lemuel's birthday

First Line: Don't ask me boys the reason why I'm singing

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Lyons, Tom

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V6681

Title: Loving hearts

First Line: Wealth love, cannot make these kisses

Performers:  Linden, sisters

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V15788

Title: Sailing

First Line: Y'heave ho, my lads, the wind blows free

Themes:  Naval

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V34209

Title: Keep your heads level

First Line: If you're making up your minds now to have a little fun

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Powell, Edy

Themes:  Amusements

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V28018

Title: Is marriage a failure?

First Line: Of late there's a question that's got well about

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Marriage

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3360

Title: Jack ashore

First Line: I've always loved a sailor's life, a sailors life for me

Authors:  Kingsley, Bob

Performers:  Lewis, Sailor

Themes:  Naval

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V3857

Title: Oh, tell me where, my merry, merry lad

First Line: Oh, tell me where my merry merry lad

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Naval

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V4538

Title: We're about to have a baby

First Line: My heart is full of pleasure

Performers:  Dunbar, Edward Charles, 1842-1900

Themes:  Family life

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1222

Title: Pretty Rosaline

First Line: 'Twas near the banks of bonny Tweed

23rd Ballad

Title: (Burlesque on) The miner's dream of home

First Line: It's ten hours ago since I went out this morning

Themes:  DrinkingWorking class

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V16301

Title: A parody on My son

First Line: I have got a son his name is Joe

Themes:  DrinkingFamily life

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V3152

Title: Parody. Grace Darling

First Line: Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V12164

Title: With all the world against me

First Line: How many find, alas! who live in this wide world of ours

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Money

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V13052

Title: Harry, the pet of the pantomime

First Line: My Harry's the one you must go and see

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Van, Rose

Themes:  Theaters

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4856

Title: Quite a young thing, too!

First Line: I love a young and handsome girl

Tune: No Irish need apply

Authors:  Lansdowne, Joe

Performers:  Lansdowne, Joe

Themes:  Theaters

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V8619

Title: Oh! what a fellow is Brown

First Line: I'll sing about a fellow, such a very funny fellow

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V12566

Title: The merry sailor

First Line: It was a merry sailor boy as merry as could be

Authors:  Oxenford, Edward, 1847-1929Mullen, Frederick

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Sailors

31st Ballad - Roud Number: 5208

Title: Maggie Murphy's home

First Line: Behind a grammar schoolhouse, in a double tenement

Authors:  Harrigan, Edward, 1845-1911

Performers:  Braham, Dave

Themes:  Sociability

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1849

Title: The monarch of the storm

First Line: In the dark winter of the year

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V2920

Title: In Old Kent Road: parody on \"In old Madrid\"

First Line: In Old Kent Road one lovely night

Themes:  Prostitution

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V15945

Title: I haven't arrived at the end

First Line: Iv'e been thinking of things in a general way

Authors:  Anthony, George

Themes:  Times - 1879Zulu War, 1879Women's rights1879

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V12495

Title: Goodness gracious!

First Line: I'll tell you some news that will cause you to say

Performers:  Roberts, Arthur, 1852-1933Fawn, James, 1850-1923

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th centuryTimesSpiritualism

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V15213

Title: Our wedding march

First Line: Tommy Hopkins and a party of us started yesterday

Themes:  DrunkennessWeddings

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V15216

Title: Sullivan's wedding

First Line: Shure I've only just come from the doctor's

Themes:  IrishDrunkennessWeddings

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V30778

Title: Playmates

First Line: Through life's weary path I've travelled

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V3852

Title: Oh, father tell me

First Line: Oh, father dear why look so sad?

Authors:  Moore, G.W. (George Washington)

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V21074

Title: As I walks along my beat

First Line: Now perhaps you fancy that policeman's lot

Performers:  Bass, Tom

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Police

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V34902

Title: All have a drink with me

First Line: Why is it I feel so delighted and gay?

Authors:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25550

Title: The happiest man on earth

First Line: In me behold a happy man

Performers:  Sanders, R.H.

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 17627

Title: Little barefoot

First Line: Standing where the bleak winds whistled

Tune: Won't you buy my pretty flowers?

Performers:  Mohawks, the

Themes:  Beggars

44th Ballad - Roud Number: 12897

Title: Slavery days

First Line: I am thinking now to day of the years now passed away

Themes:  Slavery

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8203

Title: She called in a broker

First Line: I'm not going to sing that she's marmalade jam

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Notes:  Incomplete in this copy; sheet mutilated.

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3870

Title: I tell them my father's a marquis

First Line: I belong to that great city London

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Social status

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V9088

Title: The fair sex

First Line: When Eve brought \"woe\" to all mankind

Notes:  A poem

Themes:  Women

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V6294

Title: Parody. Boys of the old old school

First Line: There are some good men living now

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th century

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V2179

Title: Hurrah! for the ribbon of yellow

First Line: Of all the sprees there are in life

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Parliamentary electionsPolitics and government - 19th century

50th Ballad - Roud Number: 24778

Title: Parody on Queen of my heart

First Line: I burnt both my hands while a trying

Themes:  Domestic violence

51st Ballad - Roud Number: 24036

Title: That's what I read in next week's police news

First Line: One night as I sat in a cup of cold water

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28109

Title: Joe's birthday. Or Did you ever go to Hampstead in a van?

First Line: About a week ago I was twenty-one, you know

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Excursions

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V13057

Title: The pet of the cookies

First Line: You see a member of the force

Authors:  Lawreen, J.B.Davis, Vincent

Performers:  Herbert, F.W.

Themes:  Police

54th Ballad

Title: When I'm a man

First Line: I'm the pet of my Ma, the pride of Papa

Authors:  Lawreen, J.B.Davis, Vincent

Performers:  Herbert, F.W.

55th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the highlands

First Line: My heart's in the highlands, my heart is not here

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