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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7374

Titles:
Benevolent Jew, or Sheva's creed

First Lines:
Sure I vas an Hebrew man

Themes:
Jews
Charity

Edition - Bod5956

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

Imprint: Printed by T. Birt, wholesale and retail, 10, Great St. Andrew-Street, Seven Dials, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V8924

Title: An appeal to the benevolent

First Line: No vale of woe or deep distress

Themes:  PovertyCharity

Harding B 25(50)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6720

Imprint Names:  Moore, J.

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1852 and 1868

Imprint: Moore, Printer, 40, Ann-st., Belfast


Ballad - Roud Number: V3487

Title: Do a good turn when you can

First Line: How little we think as we travel

Themes:  PovertyCharity

Firth b.25(538)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod7128

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Part of a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(3723)


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5881

Title: At close of day

First Line: At close of day, when evening's star

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V201

Title: Behold the man that is unlucky

First Line: Behold the man that is unlucky

Themes:  PovertyCharity

Firth b.26(27)

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Edition - Bod16495

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V23388

Title: A hymn, to be sung by the charity children

First Line: Father of mercy, hear our pray'rs

Attributation: Set to music by Mr. Worgan, Organist in London

Authors:  Worgan, John, 1724-1790

References:

ESTC: T196194

Themes:  EducationCharity

Harding B 22(120)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod18019

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: A new comic song on Mrs. Smyler's soup

First Line: Good christians all attention pay and listen to my song

Subjects:  Dublin (Ireland)

Themes:  ReligionCharity

Harding B 26(444)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod22437

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Pitts 14, Andrew street, 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V7374

Title: Benevolent Jew, or Sheva's creed

First Line: Sure I vas an Hebrew man

Themes:  JewsCharity

Firth b.26(30)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(21b)

Notes:  Slip


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3487

Titles:
Do a Good Turn When you Can
Do a good turn when you can

First Lines:
How little we think as we travel
How little we think as we travel through life's ups and downs, day by day
Oh! how little we think as we travel
One day as I stood on the platform

Themes:
Kindness
Poverty
Charity

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V12626

Titles:
Tom Topsail

First Lines:
Tom Topsail he died and the folks piped their eyes
Tom Topstil [sic] he died and the folks piped thesr [sic] eye

Themes:
Sailors - veterans
Sailors
Charity

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11141

Titles:
A child's faith

First Lines:
There was a widow very poor

Themes:
Religion
Poverty
Charity

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V201

Titles:
Behold the man that is unlucky

First Lines:
Behold the man that is unlucky

Themes:
Poverty
Friendship
Charity

Edition - Bod23983

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

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

Notes:  Don. b.13(70) is another issue.


Ballad - Roud Number: 19

Title: [The nobl]e-mans generous kindness, or The country-man's unexpected happiness

First Line: [A noble man liv'd] near a village of late

Tune: The two English travellers

References:

ESTC: R235464

Themes:  Rural societyCharity

Douce Ballads 2(272b)

Notes:  Sheet divided; torn left edge, lacking part of title and first stanzas.


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Edition - Bod7079

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: A. Ryle & Co., Printers 2 and 3, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1246

Title: Lass of Richmond hill

First Line: On Richmond hill there lives a lass

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in a sheet of four; see Harding B 11(2590)

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 24930

Title: The blackbird

First Line: 'Twas on a bank of daises [sic] sweet

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in a sheet of four; see Harding B 11(2590)

Themes:  Unrequited love

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V12626

Title: Tom Topsail

First Line: Tom Topstil [sic] he died and the folks piped thesr [sic] eye

Themes:  Sailors - veteransCharity

Firth b.26(228)

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Edition - Bod10430

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1858 and 1861

Imprint: [Bebbing]ton, Printer, 31, Oldham Road, Manchester. Sold by ...

Series Identifier: 421


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3045

Title: England's stagnation; or, I wonder where the money's gone

First Line: The oldest person in the world, on land or on the water

Themes:  Trade depression

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2836

Title: Nancy Till

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

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3487

Title: Do a good turn when you can

First Line: How little we think as we travel through life's ups and downs, day by day

Themes:  Charity

Firth c.26(227)

Notes:  Imprint defaced


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Edition - Bod13601

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier: 1051


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V11141

Title: A child's faith

First Line: There was a widow very poor

Themes:  ReligionPovertyCharity

2nd Ballad

Title: The little sweep

First Line: The morn was dark, the hour was four and heavy fell the snow

Themes:  Chimney-sweepsDeath

Harding B 11(598)

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Edition - Bod7277

Imprint Names:  Searle

Imprint Locations:  Barnstaple

Imprint: Searle and Son, Printer, Barnstaple

Notes:  The sheet contains verse and prose.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V30038

Title: Who is thy neighbour

First Line: Thy neighbour? it is he whom thou

Themes:  Charity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V31055

Title: Lines on frost

First Line: The frost looked forth one still clear night

Themes:  Weather

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8888

Title: The choice of friends

First Line: League not with him in friendship's tie

Themes:  Friendship

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V16872

Title: Hymn of a child at waking

First Line: Father! before whose majesty

Themes:  Prayer

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V7196

Title: Verses written by a Mechanic in deep distress

First Line: Oh! think of their less happy doom

Themes:  Poverty

6th Ballad

Title: Prayer

First Line: There is an eye that never sleeps

Themes:  Prayer

Firth b.26(403/404)

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Edition - Bod6081

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. Mutilated; lacking one ballad. With advertisements

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


1st Ballad

Title: Look at the clock

First Line: Some people will say all work and no play will make Jack a very dull boy

Notes:  Verse and prose

2nd Ballad

Title: The little birds are looking

First Line: Sweet Mabel Montmorency is the girl that I admire

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20447

Title: Oh, sweet Selina!

First Line: A poet midst his midnight oil

4th Ballad

Title: I drove my mare to Banbury fair

First Line: Oh! I drove my mare to Banbury fair

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V9625

Title: Anybody ill

First Line: I am a learned surgeon, and my name is Doctor Quack

Themes:  Doctors

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V25714

Title: You couldn't help it if you were to try

First Line: Some say it was wrong when peeping Tom

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V4830

Title: A scientific simpleton

First Line: A scientific simpleton who struggled fame to gain

Themes:  Inventions

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V8213

Title: Leave it alone

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

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V3846

Title: Fred, tell them to stop

First Line: No doubt you have heard of the great fancy fair

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 7372

Title: The ring my mother wore

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

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13682

Title: Just down the lane

First Line: There's a nice little darling, a beautiful miss

12th Ballad

Title: I'd like it all over again

First Line: Some people are always grumbling about

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V7074

Title: The girl in the pinafore dress

First Line: I scarce know what I'm at, for my heart pit a pat

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V3763

Title: Lord Beaconsfield, or A giant soul has passed away

First Line: A giant soul has passed away

Authors:  Allan, Oswalld'Este, John, Dr.

Subjects:  Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V8761

Title: Betsy Price

First Line: When first I met sweet Betsy Price, I thought her without guile

16th Ballad

Title: My old clay pipe

First Line: I'm a jovial sort of man

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V28052

Title: Taking the census of 1881

First Line: About numbering the people

Authors:  Hardwick, James A.

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

Themes:  Census

18th Ballad

Title: Beaconsfield, or Rest in peace and honour

First Line: He sprang from the ranks of the people he loved

Authors:  Horncastle, Georged'Este, John, Dr.

Subjects:  Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V11483

Title: My sweet forget-me-not

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

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V3328

Title: Dot and carry one

First Line: There are many sorts of sweethearts

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 24497

Title: Kiss me, and call me your darling

First Line: Kiss me and all me your darling

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13847

Title: Canadian boat song

First Line: Faintly as tolls the evening chime

23rd 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

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V2913

Title: Keep in de middle ob de road

First Line: When I was a lad my dad would say

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V3905

Title: Children's happy voices

First Line: Oh, how sweet are children's voices

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V29747

Title: Mary had a little lamb

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

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V5823

Title: Oh! what a wicked young man you are

First Line: Was ever a poor girl so pester'd as me

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V32417

Title: I don't love you for that

First Line: A man when in love feels just like a dove

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V4553

Title: The empty cradle, baby's gone

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

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

32nd Ballad

Title: The young cock cackles as the old cock crows

First Line: It's a well established fact, upon which most people act

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20060

Title: All round the squares

First Line: My friends all say I'm half insane

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V8736

Title: Mother Shipton, or 1881

First Line: A respectable old lady who lived some years ago

Themes:  Courts and lawTimesZulu War, 18791881

35th Ballad

Title: What a nice place to be in

First Line: I have a beau, and you must know he takes me everywhere

36th 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

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V4411

Title: You've been doing something naughty

First Line: Oh, when I was a little boy I was on mischief bent

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V21560

Title: Oh, what a beauty

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

Themes:  Countryman in town

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V6286

Title: The old village school

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

Themes:  EducationRural society

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V14342

Title: Grandmother's cat. Parody on \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My grandmother's cat was too large for the shelf

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V8934

Title: Flirting with the fairies

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

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17984

Title: She's a daisy

First Line: My Mary Ann's a teacher in a great big School Board schoo

Themes:  Education

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13871

Title: Nancy Lee

First Line: Of all the wives as e'er you know

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V15935

Title: Madame La Sharty, or Biddy the belle of the ballet

First Line: Oh! Madame La Sharty's one name

Themes:  Theaters

45th Ballad

Title: There's a sweet little maid

First Line: There's a sweet little maid, who lives on the hill

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3721

Title: Courting in the moonlight

First Line: I have a most peculiar style for passing time away

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20952

Title: \"Sage and onions\"

First Line: I hate cant and humbug, as I hate the Bogie

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Themes:  CharityLand tenure - IrelandCharity Organisation SocietySouth African War, 1880-1881

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28924

Title: Grandfather's chair [Parody on \"Grandmother's chair\"]

First Line: My grandfather he, at the age of eighty-three

Tune: Grandmother's chair

Authors:  Anthony, George

49th Ballad

Title: Ding Dong; or, The legend of the bells

First Line: Yes! that castle old by wizard is enchanted

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V1441

Title: All in his Sunday clothes

First Line: Tobias, he went for a walk one day

Performers:  Chirgwin, George H., 1854-1922

Themes:  Prostitution

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V881

Title: The butterfly was a gentleman

First Line: The butterfly was a gentleman

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3025

Title: Under the lilac tree

First Line: Bashful maidens are like flowers

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1195

Title: Grandmother's chair

First Line: My grandmother she at the age eighty-three

54th Ballad - Roud Number: 13941

Title: Oh, dem golden slippers!

First Line: Oh, my golden slippers am laid away

Authors:  Bland, James A., 1854-1911

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty, kiss 'em

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

56th Ballad - Roud Number: 1777

Title: Oh, Joe, the boat's going over

First Line: It happen'd on one afternoon in the month of May

Themes:  ExcursionsBoating

57th Ballad

Title: I'm a Don, I've got 'em on

First Line: I'm a swell the fact is known

Themes:  Dandies

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V3020

Title: [Ther]e's another jolly row down stairs

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

Themes:  Domestic strifeLodgers

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V1726

Title: The girl in the tight-fitting jersey

First Line: You see that I'm quite in the fashion

Themes:  Clothing

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V20220

Title: Sweeter than jam

First Line: The swells may boast about their girls who ride in Rotten Row

61st Ballad - Roud Number: 12893

Title: That's how you get served when you're old

First Line: One day in the street I just happen'd to meet

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6290

Title: The School Board man

First Line: \"The holy joys of wedded life\" we hear the poets sing

Themes:  Education

63rd Ballad

Title: Nancy fancied a soldier

First Line: In Bermondsey not long ago there lived a little dame

64th 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

65th 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

66th Ballad - Roud Number: V15945

Title: I haven't arrived at the end

First Line: I've been thinking of things in a general way

Authors:  Anthony, George

67th Ballad - Roud Number: V20393

Title: Once more, Harry!

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

68th Ballad - Roud Number: 11511

Title: The cabin with the roses at the door

First Line: The light is fading fast and I'm thinking of the past

Themes:  FarmersAgeMigration

69th Ballad

Title: Meggie and Jo

First Line: Two children sat on the beach

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Oh! ain't I having a day

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of chap

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V34917

Title: I read it in the paper

First Line: My name is Corney Burke, I've got no need to work

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25174

Title: Make it as smooth as you can

First Line: As we travel through life, funny people we meet

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3850

Title: Little Robin, tell Kitty I'm coming

First Line: Little Robin, tell Kitty I'm coming

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V29837

Title: Our marriage bells are ringing

First Line: Our marriage bells are ringing

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V8062

Title: Kiss the little ones for me

First Line: Far from home and loving faces

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V26206

Title: To my sweetheart

First Line: Oh, would I had the wealth of worlds

Authors:  Anthony, George

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