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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9010

Titles:
The lady's garland
The blood spotted mantle; or, the lady's garland

First Lines:
A virtuous young lady ingenious and fair
A virtuous young lady, ingenious and fair

Subjects:
Oxfordshire (England)
London (England)

Themes:
Cruel parents
Elopement
Social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9000

Titles:
The Bristol garland

First Lines:
A merchant's son of worthy fame

Subjects:
Bristol (England)

Themes:
Cruel parents
Merchants
Treasure
Social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1146

Titles:
Young Edward, the gallant hussar
Young Edwin the gallant hussar
Young Edward the gallant hussar
The gallant hussar
Gallant hussar

First Lines:
A damsel possessed of great beauty
A damsel, possess'd of great beauty
A young maiden possessed of much beauty
A damsel poss'd [sic] of great beauty
A damsel possess'd of great beauty
A damsel possess'd of great beanty [sic]

Themes:
Soldiers
Heiresses
Lovers parted
Cruel parents

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 49

Titles:
The lass of Ocram

First Lines:
I built my love a gallant ship a ship of northern fame

Themes:
Cruel parents
Lovers parted
Seduction and abandonment

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6784

Titles:
A pattern of true love, to you I will recite, between a fair young lady, and a courteous knight

First Lines:
Dear love regard my grief

Themes:
Love, unfortunate
Cruel parents
Lovers reunited
Cruel father

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1093

Titles:
The Nightingale!
The Nightingale
A new song called The Nightingale

First Lines:
My love he was a rich farmer's son
My love he was a rich farmers son
My lover was a rich farmer's son

Themes:
Cruel parents
Ghosts
Lovers parted
Shipwreck
Press-gangs

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 180

Titles:
The seaman of Dover
The seaman of Dover. In four parts
Sally and her truelove Billy
[Sally] and her tr[ue] love Billy
Sally and her true love Billy
Sally, and her true love Billy
Sally and her true-love
Sally and her true love, Billy

First Lines:
T'is of a young sailor, from Dover he came
'[T]is of a young sailor, from Dover he came
Tis of a young sailor from Dover he came
'Tis of a young sailor, from Dover he came
A seaman of Dover, whose excellent parts
A seaman of Dover whose excellent parts

Subjects:
Calais (France)
Spain

Themes:
Cruel parents
Sailors
Lovers reunited
Lovers parted
Women sailors

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6653

Titles:
The wandering young gentlewoman; or, Cat-skin
Catskin: or the Wandering lady
Catskin; or, The wandering young gentlewoman
The wandering young gentlewoman; or, Catskin
The wandering young gentlewoman; or Cat-skin
The wandering young gentlewoman or, Catskin

First Lines:
You fathers and mothers, and children also
You fathers and mothers and children also

Themes:
Cruel parents
Education
Woman in disguise
Disguise
Heiresses
Social status
Servants
Cruel father

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1162

Titles:
Labouring boy
Bonny laboring boy
The lady's loyalty for her bonny labouring boy
My bonny labouring boy
The bonny labouring boy

First Lines:
As I rov'd out one morniog [sic] being in the blooming spring
As I roved out one evening, being in the blooming spring
As I roved out one morning it being the blooming spring
As I rov'd out one morning, being in a blooming spring
As I roved out one evening being in the blooming spring
As I roved out one morning, being in the blooming spring
As I rov'd out one morning, being in the blooming spring
As I roved out one morning

Subjects:
Plymouth (England)

Themes:
Cruel parents
Farmers
Unrequited love
Emigration
Social status
Courtship - difference in social status
Nobility

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 536

Titles:
William & Harriet
William and Harriet

First Lines:
It's of a rich gentleman near London did dwell
It's of a rich gen[t]leman near London did dwell
It's of [a] rich gentleman near London did dwell
It's of a rich gentleman near L[o]ndon did dwell
There was a rich gentleman in Glasgow did dwell
Its of a rich gentleman near London did dwell

Themes:
Cruel parents
Shipwreck
Women sailors
Transvestism
Social status
Courtship - difference in social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 186

Titles:
The pretty plough boy. A favourite new song
The pretty ploughboy
The pretty plough boy
Plough boy
Pretty ploughboy
Pretty plough boy

First Lines:
Its of a pretty plough-boy who was gazing o'er his plough
It's of a pretty plough boy was gazing o'er his plough
It's of a pretty plough boy who was gazing gazing [sic] o'er his plough
It's of a pretty plough-boy who was gazing o'er his plough
It's of a pretty plough boy stood gazing on his team
A pretty little plough boy a driving of his team
It is of a pretty ploughboy was gazing o'er his plough

Themes:
Cruel parents
Rural society
Sailors
Money
Press-gangs
Lovers parted
Social status
Courtship - difference in social status
Agricultural laborers

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 605

Titles:
Nancy's complaint in Bedlam
The fair maid in Bedlam

First Lines:
As through Moorfields I walked one evening in the spring
As through Moorfields I walk'd one evening in the spring
It was down in Moorfields, as I walked one day

Themes:
Cruel parents
Lovers parted
Insanity
Lovers reunited
Courtship - difference in social status
Bethlehem Royal Hospital (London, England)

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 187

Titles:
The Yarmouth tragedy; or, The constant lovers
The Yarmouth tragedy: or, The constant lovers
Jemmy & Nancy of Yarmouth
Jamie & Nancy's garland: or the Yarmouth tragedy
The Yarmouth tragedy, or, The constant lovers
The Yarmouth tragedy; or The constant lovers

First Lines:
Lovers I pray land an ear to my story
Lovers I beg lend an ear to this story
Lovers, I pray lend an ear to my story
Lovers, I beg lend an ear to this story
Lovers I pray lend an ear to this story

Subjects:
Barbados

Themes:
Cruel parents
Merchants
Murder
Letter-writing
Sailors
Lovers parted
Ghosts
Cruel father
Courtship - difference in social status
Barbados

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 539

Titles:
The cruel father and effectionate [sic] lovers
The cruel father, or The affectionate lover
Cruel father and affectionate lovers
Cruel father and affectionate lover
Mary Ann, and her servan [sic] man
The cruel father and affectionate lovers
Mary Ann and her servant man

First Lines:
It's of a damsel both fair and handsome
['Twa]s of a damsel both fair and handsome
'Twas of a damsel both fair and handsome
Its of a damsel both fair and handsome
Its o[f] a damsel both fair and handsome

Subjects:
Ireland

Themes:
Cruel parents
Woman in disguise
Women in disguise
Transvestism - woman in disguise
Disguise
Lovers parted
Social status
Transvestism
Servants
Courtship - difference in social status
Cruel father

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 223

Titles:
Chevy chase! An old song to a new tune
An unhappy but memorable song, of the hunting of Chevy Chace, between earl Piercy of England, and earl Douglass of Scotland
An unhappy memorable song of the hunting of Chevy Chace, between the earl Piercy of England, and earl Douglass of Scotland
The unhappy memorable song of the hunting of Chevy Chace
An unhappy memorable song of the hunting of Chevy-Chase
The hunting of Chevy-Chace
A new copy of verses, called The Unhappy pair of Gloucester
The excellent old ballad of Chevy Chace
An unhappy memorable song of the hunting in Chevy-Chase, between Earl Piercy of England, and Earl Dowglas of Scotland
The new Chevy chase
The antient and memorable song, of the hunting on Chevy Chase
An unhappy memorable song of the hunting on Chevy Chace, between the earl of Percy of England, and earl Douglas of Scotland
A memorable song on the unhappy hunting in Chevy-chase, between earl Piercy of England and earl Dowglas of Scotland
A memoriable [sic] song on the unhappy hunting in Chevy Chase between Earle Piercy of England and Earle Dowglas of Scotland
The unhappy memorable song of the hunting of Chevy-Chace
A memoriable [sic] song on the unhappy hunting in Chevy Chase between Earle Piercy of England and Earle Dowglas of Scoland [sic]

First Lines:
God prosper long our noble queen
God prosper long our noble king
Good people give attention whilst I the truth do tell
God prosper long our noble king!

Subjects:
North America
Dyott, Richard
Dyott, William, 1761-1847

Themes:
Cruel parents
Parliament - Reform, 1832
Politics and government - 19th century
Indentured servants
Servants
Percy family
Otterburn, Battle of, 1388
Courtship - difference in social status
1841
Parliamentary elections, Lichfield, 1841

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