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Edition - Bod1104

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: London: Printed at the \"Catnach Press,\" by W.S. Fortey, Monmouth court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad

Title: Sarah Ridley, O!

First Line: Oh! white folk I'm from New York

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13898

Title: So early in the morning

First Line: South Carolina's a sultry clime

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.25(282)

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Edition - Bod1842

Imprint Names:  Sharp, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1845

Imprint: Sharp, Printer, 30, Kent Street, Borough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6581

Title: A life by de galley fire

First Line: A life by de galley fire

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1159

Title: Sandy boy

First Line: As I went down to shore

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(2120)

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Edition - Bod5094

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Machine Printer, & Publisher, 177 Union Street, Boro'., S.E.

Notes:  Harding B 11(2618) is another issue.

Series Identifier: 43


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4618

Title: Nelly was a lady

First Line: Down on de Mississippi floating

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2836

Title: Nancy Till

First Line: Down in de cane brake, close by de mill

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.26(326)

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Edition - Bod5095

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H.P. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher, 177, Union- street, Borough, S.E.

Notes:  Firth b.26(326) is another issue.

Series Identifier: 43


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4618

Title: Nelly was a lady

First Line: Down on de Mississipi [sic] floating

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2836

Title: Nancy Till

First Line: Down in de cane brake, close by de mill

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(2618)

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Edition - Bod5869

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: Hodges, from Pitts, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, Dudley Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7782

Title: Yella busha Bella

First Line: As I walk'd out one moonlight night

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad

Title: A life by the gally fire

First Line: A life by the gally fire

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(4338)

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Johnson Ballads 613A

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Edition - Bod35

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 11(3703) is another issue Harding B 11(3704) is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 11745

Title: Susannah don't you cry

First Line: Im a going to Alabama

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1718

Title: The dandy Broadway swell

First Line: You talk of dandy niggers

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Johnson Ballads 1133

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Edition - Bod6729

Imprint Names:  Henson, G.

Imprint Locations:  Northampton

Imprint: Henson, Printer, Lower End of Bridge Street, Northampton


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13256

Title: Old Joe

First Line: Old Joe sat at the garden gate

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7728

Title: Walk Chaw Bone

First Line: In caroline were [sic] I was born

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.25(387)

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Harding B 11(2806)

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Johnson Ballads 1974E

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Edition - Bod6826

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Harkness, Printer, 121, Church St, Preston

Notes:  2806 c.13(23) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 615


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15135

Title: The old beau's courtship

First Line: There was an old beau from the north lands

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 11769

Title: Long time ago

First Line: As I was gwoin' down Shinbone alley

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 11769

Title: Oh! bless dat lubly yaller gal

First Line: Oh! bless dat lubly yaller gal

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.34(215)

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Edition - Bod2104

Imprint Names:  Sharp, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1845

Imprint: Sharp, Printer, 30, Kent Street, Borough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13803

Title: My skiff is by the shore

First Line: I'm gawn, 'I gwan to see my lovely Dina

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 11769

Title: Lubly yeller gal

First Line: Oh, bless dat lubly yeller gal

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(2586)

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Edition - Bod2388

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 11(3704) is another issue Johnson Ballads 1133 is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 11745

Title: Susannah don't you cry

First Line: Im a going to Alabama

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1718

Title: The dandy Broadway swell

First Line: You talk of dandy niggers

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(3703)

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Edition - Bod2389

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: E. Hodge[s], Printer, (from Pitt's,) Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, No. 31, Dudley Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 11745

Title: Susannah don't you cry

First Line: I'm a going to Alabama

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1718

Title: The dandy Broadway swell

First Line: You talk of dandy niggers

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(3705)

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Edition - Bod11944

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 11(3703) is another issue Johnson Ballads 1133 is another issue Harding B 11(3703) is another issue Johnson Ballads 1133 is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 11745

Title: Susannah don't you cry

First Line: Im a going to Alabama

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1718

Title: The dandy Broadway swell

First Line: You talk of dandy niggers

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(3704)

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Edition - Bod13012

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1841

Imprint: Birt, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 11745

Title: Susannah don't you cry

First Line: I'm going to Alabama

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 15431

Title: Carry me back to ole Virginny

First Line: Oh, if I was only young again

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(3701)

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Edition - Bod7073

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: Ryle & Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth court, Bloomsbury

Notes:  For another version of the first cut, see Harding B 11(253).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V684

Title: Fanny Frail

First Line: O, white folks, I come down here

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2830

Title: Sally is the girl for me

First Line: Last year I was twenty

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.26(202)

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Harding B 11(1135)

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Edition - Bod7099

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: A. Ryal aud [sic] Co., Printers, 2 & 3 Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6581

Title: A life by de galley fire

First Line: A life by de galley fire

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V370

Title: Come to the old oak tree

First Line: Come to the old tree

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13803

Title: My skiff is by the shore

First Line: I'm gwan, 'I [sic] gwan to see my lubly Dina

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.26(230)

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Edition - Bod7376

Imprint Names:  Walker, G.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1797 and 1834

Imprint: Walker, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier: 7


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12371

Title: Oh saw ye the lass wi' the bonny blue e'en

First Line: Oh, saw ye the lass wi' the bonny blue e'en?

Subjects:  Scotland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15242

Title: When I was young and fair

First Line: When I was young and fair

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7335

Title: The American serenaders

First Line: We come from de Ohio states

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.26(509)

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Harding B 11(2757)

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Johnson Ballads 1649

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 1649 is a photocopy of the Durham University copy.


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Johnson d.1773(p. 119v)

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Edition - Bod7475

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 86


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 7891

Title: Sich a gettin' up stairs

First Line: At Kentuck, last night, a party met

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 488

Title: Jenny get de oat cake done

First Line: O! lubly Jenny dear

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.27(121)

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Harding B 11(3513)

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Johnson Ballads 3341

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Edition - Bod7824

Imprint Names:  Sharp, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1845

Imprint: Sharp, Printer, 30, Kent Street, Barough [sic]


1st Ballad

Title: Ole Joe, a nigger melody

First Line: Old Joe sat at the garden gate

Performers:  Dunn, T.

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7728

Title: Walk Chaw Bone, a favourite nigger melody

First Line: In caroline war I was born

Performers:  Dunn, T.

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Firth b.28(31b)

Notes:  Firth b.28(31b); Imperfect: lacks the overall title.


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Johnson Ballads 1149

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Edition - Bod8559

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: Hodge's, Printer, (From Pitts,) Wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 31, Dudely-st. [sic], 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3096

Title: Banks of the ole tar riber

First Line: Down by the banks of the ole tar riber

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7824

Title: Walk along John

First Line: Johnny Brock, from Chickalaw

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Johnson Ballads 464

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Edition - Bod15973

Imprint Names:  Boyd, T.C.

Imprint Locations:  San Francisco, Calif.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: Published by T.C. Boyd, Engraver, at his Circulating Library, 228 Montgomery street ... San Francisco


1st Ballad

Title: Uncle Sammy

First Line: I am a simple darky, I come from old Virginny

Performers:  Birch, William, 1831-1897

Performance Locations:  Maguire's Opera House

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20809

Title: Ham-fat

First Line: Good evening, white folks, I come to please you all

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 18(467)

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Edition - Bod20853

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier: 878


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 753

Title: Old Bob Ridley

First Line: Oh! white folks, I will give you a ditty

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1740

Title: Good old Jeff

First Line: 'Tis just a year ago to-day

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2806 c.13(18)

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Edition - Bod20901

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  Firth b.34(215) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 615


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15135

Title: The old beau's courtship

First Line: There was an old beau from the north lands

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 11769

Title: Long time ago

First Line: As I was gwoin' down Shinbone Alley

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 11769

Title: Oh! bless dat lubly yaller gal

First Line: Oh! bless dat lubly yaller gal

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2806 c.13(23)

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Edition - Bod20138

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7448

Title: Jim Brown

First Line: I am a siance nigga, my name is Jim Brown

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 488

Title: Jenny, get your hoe-cake done

First Line: I left ole Virginny one very fine day

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 11769

Title: Long time ago

First Line: As I was gwoin down Shinbone alley

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1946

Title: I'm going ober de mountains

First Line: Down in ole Virginny break

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3089

Title: Life on the ocean wave

First Line: A life on the ocean wave, a home on the rolling deep

Authors:  Serjeant, E.

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

6th Ballad

Title: It will nebber do to gib it up so, nigger boy

First Line: When I was broken from de shell

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 738

Title: Buffalo gals

First Line: As I went lumb'ring down de street, down de street, down de street

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 21831

Title: Lucy Neal

First Line: I was born in Alabama, my massa's name was Deal

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 13803

Title: My skiff is by the shore

First Line: I'm gwan, 'I gwan to see my lubly Dina

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 11767

Title: Clar de kitchen

First Line: In ole Kentuck in de afternoon

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Johnson Ballads 2711


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Johnson Ballads 2712


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6619

Titles:
Great Eastern steamer

First Lines:
When I lef New Orleans 'twas early in the morning

Themes:
Blackface minstrelsy

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 7413

Titles:
Lucy Long

First Lines:
'Twas way down Ole Varginy, a nigger used to dwell

Themes:
Blackface minstrelsy

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