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Ballad Work - Roud Number: 5696

Titles:
None like a mother if ever so poor
There's none like a mother if ever so poor
There's none like mother if ever so poor

First Lines:
You tell me you love me, I fain would believe

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6946

Titles:
The blacksmith's son

First Lines:
A stalwart lad is the blacksmith's son, with broad bare chest and strong

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6538

Titles:
The farmer's courtship

First Lines:
Dear Nancy, my heart's delight

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V14369

Titles:
The new gipsy laddy

First Lines:
Of a rich young lady I'm going to tell

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 595

Titles:
The outlandish dream
The outlandish knight

First Lines:
An outlandish knight he dreamed a dream
An outlandish knight dreamed a dream

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2882

Titles:
Lillies and roses. A favourite song
Lillies and roses
Lillies & roses
Lilies and roses

First Lines:
The father of Nancy a forester was

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status

Edition - Bod1429

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V14369

Title: The new gipsy laddy

First Line: Of a rich young lady I'm going to tell

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9154

Title: The new riggs of the races

First Line: Come listen awhile and a story I'll tell

2806 c.16(188)

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Harding B 11(2646)

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Edition - Bod5216

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: J. Harkness, Printer, Church Street, Preston

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 20(87).


Ballad - Roud Number: 2859

Title: The laird o' Cockpen

First Line: The laird of o' Cockpen he's proud and he's great

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

2806 c.14(94)

Notes:  Slip. MS annotation above the illustration: The \"Leddy of that ilk\".


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Edition - Bod6951

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Marshall, W.Batchelar, T.

Imprint Locations:  LondonBristolLondon

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials. ... Sold by W. Marshall, Bristol; Also, by T. Batchelar, 14, Hackney Road Crescent

Notes:  Harding B 11(147) is another impression with a variant final line in the first ballad.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1415

Title: The banks of Inverary

First Line: Early one summer's morning, along as I did pass

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 993

Title: The constant lovers

First Line: A sailor courted a farmer's daughter

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

Harding B 11(146)

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Edition - Bod2069

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Marshall, W.Batchelar, T.

Imprint Locations:  LondonBristolLondon

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials. ... Sold by W. Marshall, Bristol; Also, by T. Batchelar, 14, Hackney Road Crescent

Notes:  Harding B 11(146) is another impression with a variant final line in the first ballad.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1415

Title: The banks of Inverary

First Line: Early one summer's morning, along as I did pass

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 993

Title: The constant lovers

First Line: A sailor courted a farmer's daughter

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

Harding B 11(147)

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Edition - Bod3070

Imprint Names:  Armstrong, W.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1820 and 1824

Imprint: Printed for Wm. Armstrong, Bannastre st. Liverpool


Ballad - Roud Number: 2880

Title: Young Mat Hyland

First Line: There was a lord lived in this town

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

2806 c.18(344)

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Firth c.18(206)

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Harding B 16(315c)

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Edition - Bod3602

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Jennings, 15, Water-lane, Fleet- street, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V2882

Title: Lillies and roses. A favourite song

First Line: The father of Nancy a forester was

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

Harding B 25(1109)

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Edition - Bod11507

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: W.S. Fortey, Printer, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1060

Title: The farmer's daughter and the gay ploughboy

First Line: You constant lovers give attention

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13392

Title: The harp that once [through] Tara's halls

First Line: The harp that once through Tara's halls

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

Subjects:  Ireland

Harding B 11(1155)

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Johnson Ballads 416

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Edition - Bod8311

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Series Identifier: 259


Ballad - Roud Number: 993

Title: The constant lovers

First Line: A sailor courted a farmer's daughter, that liv'd convenient on the Isle of Man

Subjects:  Isle of Man

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

Firth c.12(290)

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Edition - Bod16604

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 595

Title: The outlandish dream

First Line: An outlandish knight dreamed a dream

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

Harding B 25(1436)

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Edition - Bod17666

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 1431

Title: The farmer's son, a new song

First Line: A farmers son so sweet

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

Harding B 25(632)

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Edition - Bod21575

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: J. Harkness, Printer, 121, Church Street, Preston

Series Identifier: 306


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 536

Title: William and Harriet

First Line: It's of a rich gentleman near London did dwell

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 5783

Title: Flora & Donald, or the massacre of Glencoe

First Line: O dark lour'd the night on the wide distant heather

Subjects:  Scotland

2806 c.14(26)

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Edition - Bod21591

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 2859

Title: The laird o' Cockpen

First Line: The laird o' Cockpen, he's proud and he's great

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

2806 c.14(92)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod21968

Imprint Names:  Peel, R.

Imprint Locations:  Oldham

Imprint: R. Peel, Printer, 67, Ashton Road, Oldham


Ballad - Roud Number: 148

Title: Undaunted Mary

First Line: I'm [sic] of a farmer's daughter so beautiful I'm told

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

2806 c.16(263)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(293a)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod23388

Imprint Names:  Deacon, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1671 and 1704

Imprint: Printed for J. Deacon, at the Angel in Guiltspur-street


Ballad

Title: The faithful squire: or, The fortunate farmer's daughter

First Line: There was I'll tell you a wealthy young squire

Tune: Charon

References:

ESTC: R213688

Subjects:  Gloucestershire (England)

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

Don. b.13(33)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7812

Titles:
Carrie Gray

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

Themes:
Letter-writing
Courtship - difference in social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 132

Titles:
Blind beggar's dauhter [sic] of Bethnal Green
Blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal green
The rarest ballad that ever was seen, of the blind begger's daughter of Bednal-Green
The blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal-green
The rarest old ballad that ever was seen, of the blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal-green
The blind beggar's daughter
Blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal Green
The rarest old ballad that ever was seen, of the blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal green
The blind beggar's daughter of Bethnal Green
Blind beggar's daughter of Bethnall Green

First Lines:
Tis of a blind beggar and he lost his sight
Its of a blind beggar who had lost his sight
'Tis of a blind beggar and he lost his sight
It's of a blind beggar who had lost his sight
Tis of a blind beggar, that had lost his sight
It is of a blind beggar that long lost his sight
It was a blind beggar that long lost his sight

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status
Beggars

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 2298

Titles:
The cruel father, and constant lover

First Lines:
A lady's daughter in the west

Themes:
Suicide
Courtship - difference in social status
Murder

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 561

Titles:
The silvery tide

First Lines:
'Tis of a fair young creature, who dwelt by the sea-side

Themes:
Sailors
Courtship - difference in social status
Murder

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V10223

Titles:
Cupid's revenge, or, An account of a king who slighted all women, and at length was forced to marry a beggar
Cupid's revenge: or, An account of a king who slighted all women, and at length was forced to marry a beggar
Cupid's revenge; or An account of a king, who slighted all women, and at length was forced to marry a beggar

First Lines:
A king once reign'd beyond the seas

Themes:
Courtship - difference in social status
Cophetua, king

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