Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries



Filter your search:

Themes:
Children - 32
Murder - 19th century - 19
Rape - 19th century - 10
Crime - 19th century - 8
Executions - 19th century - 5

(show more)

Dates:
1700-1750 - 1
1800-1850 - 10
1850-1900 - 15
Subjects:
Blackburn (England) - 7
Purfleet (England) - 5
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 - 2
Haversham (England) - 2
London (England) - 2

(show more)

Collections:
Bodleian Harding - 29
Bodleian Firth - 6
Bodleian Douce - 1
Bodleian John Johnson - 1
Authors:
Brown, C.F. - 1
Hayden, J. - 1
Scott, Alicia Anne, Lady John, 1810-1900 - 1
Printers/Publishers:
[s.n.] - 11
Harkness, J. - 7
Disley, H. - 4
Russell, S. - 2
Such, H. - 2

(show more)

Locations:
[s.l.] - 11
Preston - 7
London - 6
Birmingham - 2
Newcastle - 2

(show more)

Search again:

Results:

Your current search: Theme: Children

Current filters: Themes: Children(x)  
32 results found Page 1 of 2  Next>>

Edition - Bod4520

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... 38 & 60 Chatham St. N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Horned imp.


Ballad - Roud Number: V30418

Title: The yellow haired boy 16 months old

First Line: Behold him now creeping on the carpeted floor

Tune: Vilikins and Dinah

Themes:  Children

Harding B 18(495)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod5565

Imprint Names:  White, J.

Imprint Locations:  Newcastle

Date  between 1711 and 1769

Imprint: Newcastle: Printed by John White


Ballad - Roud Number: V29533

Title: The lamentation of a bad market

First Line: You Christian people all give ear

References:

ESTC: N70840

Subjects:  London (England)Thames river (England)

Themes:  ChildrenParliament

Douce Ballads 3(53)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod13780

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

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

Series Identifier: 76


Ballad - Roud Number: V909

Title: The charity boy!

First Line: No doubt you wonder who I is

Subjects:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

Themes:  EducationChildren

Harding B 11(574)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod13781

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 398

Title: Caroline o' Embro' town

First Line: Come all young men and maidens, and listen to my rhyme

Subjects:  Edinburgh (Scotland)

Themes:  Elopement

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 8179

Title: Annie Laurie

First Line: Maxwelton braes are bonnie

Authors:  Scott, Alicia Anne, Lady John, 1810-1900

3rd Ballad

Title: The wee raggit laddie

First Line: See that wee raggit laddie, that looks sae bare an' duddy

Themes:  Children

Harding B 11(544)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod4883

Imprint Names:  Russell, S.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1840 and 1851

Imprint: Samuel Russell, Printer, 24, Old Meeting-street, Nephew to the late J. Russell, Moor-street, Birmingham

Notes:  Harding B 11(1202) is another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13223

Title: A sight for a father

First Line: What a pleasure it is to have a good wife

Tune: Over the water to Charlie

Themes:  Domestic relationsChildren

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 581

Title: Jenny the maid of the moor

First Line: The lasses of Scotland are bonny and free

Firth b.26(189)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod5599

Imprint Names:  Ross, JohnStewartDalton, W.

Imprint Locations:  NewcastleCarlisleYork

Date  between 1847 and 1852

Imprint: Printed and sold by John Ross, Arcade, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and may be had of Stewart, 139, Botchergate, Carlisle; and W. Dalton, 96, Walmgate York

Series Identifier: 91


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2164

Title: What man would be without a woman?

First Line: Tho' much I've said and sung about a woman's tongue

Themes:  Domestic relationsChildren

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 16917

Title: The cliffs of old Tynemouth

First Line: Oh! the cliffs of old Tynemouth, they're wild and they're sweet

Subjects:  Tynemouth (England)

Firth b.26(191)

Click image to view larger


Harding B 11(4113)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod12064

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3091

Title: What are the wild waves saying?

First Line: What are the wild waves saying

Notes:  A dialogue between Paul and Florence, characters in Dombey and Son.

Subjects:  Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2817

Title: I've lost my child

First Line: One day as I was going by

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  PoliceClothingChildrenInsanity

Harding B 11(1827)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod12277

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5235

Title: Beautiful Jane

First Line: When you've heard my song, you'l say that I'm not wrong

Authors:  Hayden, J.

Themes:  MarriageWomen

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1401

Title: I wish they'd do it now

First Line: I was born in Tipperary

Themes:  IrelandChildren

Harding B 11(211)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod9411

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 98


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4842

Title: One thing or t'other

First Line: I was twenty-one last birth-day

Themes:  Marriage - menChildren

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12879

Title: Bonny England, O

First Line: Down by a chrystal fountain

Firth c.16(466)

Click image to view larger


Johnson Ballads 3317

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod21025

Imprint Names:  Barr

Imprint Locations:  Leeds

Date  c.1840

Imprint: Barr, Printer, Marsh Lane, Leeds

Notes:  Part of a sheet of four ballads; see Johnson Ballads 1801.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V184

Title: Beautiful child

First Line: Beautiful child by thy mother's knee

Themes:  Children

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possess'd of great beauty

Themes:  SoldiersCruel parents

Harding B 11(206)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod13791

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: John Harkness, Printer, 121, Church Street, Preston

Series Identifier: 529


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V909

Title: The charity boy

First Line: No doubt you wonders who I is

Subjects:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

Themes:  EducationChildren

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Trenchland I came with my light ware all laden

Themes:  Street traders

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Rise, gentle moon

First Line: Day has gone down on the Baltic's broad billow

Themes:  Night

Harding B 11(575)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod10233

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V2919

Title: The Somersetshire tragedy. The dreadful murder at Road

First Line: Oh, what a dreadful consternation

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildren

Harding B 14(261)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14544

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  With a prose account.

Series Identifier: 1127


Ballad - Roud Number: V32486

Title: Horrible case of child starvation at Sunderland

First Line: A poor unfortunate little angel

Subjects:  Sunderland (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildren

Harding B 14(242)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod6721

Imprint Names:  Russell, S.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1840 and 1851

Imprint: Samuel Russell, Printer, 24, Old Meeting-street, Nephew to the late J. Russell, Moor-street, Birm.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12066

Title: All a courting

First Line: And they're all courting, court, court, courting

Themes:  Fortune-tellingCotton textile industry

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V980

Title: A man that is married

First Line: When man first appears at maturity's years

Themes:  Domestic relationsChildren

Firth b.26(185)

Click image to view larger


Harding B 11(32)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod13776

Imprint Names:  Howe, J.

Imprint Locations:  Hull

Date  between 1835 and 1843

Imprint: John Howe, Printer, 48, Blanket-Row, Hull


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17715

Title: Charity girl

First Line: I'm a charity girl, as you may see

Themes:  EducationShopkeepersChildren

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 490

Title: Wild and wicked youth

First Line: In Newry town I was bred and born

Themes:  Covent Garden (London, England)HighwaymenPolice

Harding B 11(576)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14204

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  [1877]

Series Identifier: 1135


Ballad - Roud Number: V26721

Title: Horrible child murder and robbery at Macclesfield, committed ... March 24th, 1877

First Line: A poor little child of most tender years

Subjects:  Macclesfield (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryCrime - 19th centuryChildren1877

Harding B 12(180)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14207

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Imprint: Printed for the Vendor

Notes:  With a prose account.


Ballad - Roud Number: V4130

Title: Committal of A. Norman a girl, ag[e]d 15 y[e]ars, charged wi[t]h murdering 4 children & attempt on another

First Line: Good parents all pray give attention

Subjects:  Lambeth (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryCrime - 19th centuryServantsChildren

Harding B 12(187)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14513

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: Disley, Printer, London

Notes:  With a prose account.


Ballad - Roud Number: V30531

Title: The horrid murder at Purfleet

First Line: You tender parents pay attention

Subjects:  Purfleet (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenRape - 19th century

Harding B 14(180)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14514

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  With a prose account.


Ballad - Roud Number: V32243

Title: The outrage & murder on a little child at Purfleet

First Line: You parents dear that love your children

Tune: Just before the battle mother

Subjects:  Purfleet (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenRape - 19th century

Harding B 14(181)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14516

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  [1875]

Notes:  With a prose account.

Series Identifier: 1083


Ballad - Roud Number: V33045

Title: Execution of the Purfleet murderer at Springfield gaol

First Line: Upon Easter Monday within Chelmsford gaol

Tune: Driven from home

Subjects:  Purfleet (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenExecutions - 19th century

Harding B 14(183)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14517

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  [1875]

Series Identifier: 1082


Ballad

Title: Execution of the Purfleet murderer

First Line: Richard Coates, that cruel murderer

Tune: Just before the battle

Subjects:  Purfleet (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenExecutions - 19th century

Harding B 14(184)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14531

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1876]

Notes:  With a prose account.


Ballad - Roud Number: V23462

Title: Trial and sentence of William Fish, the Blackburn murderer

First Line: In the county gaol at Kirkdale

Subjects:  Blackburn (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenRape - 19th century

Harding B 14(221)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod14612

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1876]

Notes:  With a prose introduction. Firth c.26(13) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V32585

Title: Horrible outrage murder and mutilation at Blackburn

First Line: Oh! listen, you fathers and mothers

Subjects:  Blackburn (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenRape - 19th century

Harding B 14(220)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod9547

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1876]

Imprint: Disley, Printer, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V30173

Title: Horrid murder of a child at Blackburn

First Line: Once again a dreadful outrage

Subjects:  Blackburn (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenRape - 19th century

Firth c.17(192)

Click image to view larger


Harding B 14(219)

Click image to view larger


Edition - Bod782

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1876]

Ballad

Title: Execution of Fish, the murderer

First Line: The Blackburn tragedy it is ended

Subjects:  Blackburn (England)

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryChildrenExecutions - 19th centuryRape - 19th century

Harding B 14(223)

Click image to view larger


32 results found Page 1 of 2  Next>>

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.

×