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Edition - Bod5923

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: V161

Title: The bailiffs are coming

First Line: The bailiffs are coming, O dear O dear

Themes:  Debt

Harding B 16(10a)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 7

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod5969

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: V163

Title: The bailiffs have been

First Line: The bailiffs have been here, oh la! oh la!

Themes:  Debt

Harding B 25(96)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8231

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.Jennings, G.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed for and sold by J. Pitts, 14, Great Saint Andrew- street, Seven Dials [and] Jennings Upper Marylebone street

Notes:  Harding B 11(3214) is another edition Harding B 25(1592) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: V9576

Title: The rake's complaint in limbo

First Line: Once I was great, but little I'm grown

Themes:  Debt

Harding B 22(245)

Notes:  Slip. Slip.


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9353

Titles:
I'll be a good fellow and do so no more

First Lines:
My father he left me a noble estate

Themes:
Money
Debt

Edition - Bod18178

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V9353

Title: I'll be a good fellow and do so no more

First Line: My father he left me a noble estate

Themes:  MoneyDebt

Harding B 25(883)

Notes:  Slip


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3932

Titles:
The young English gentleman
The fine young English gentleman

First Lines:
I'll sing you a prime new song
I'll sing you a prime new song, that was made by a young chap's pate
I'll sing you a prime new song that was made by a young chap's pate

Themes:
Blackwood's Magazine
Debt
Wealth

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9576

Titles:
The rake's complaint in limbo
The rakes complaint in limbo

First Lines:
Once I was great but little I'm grown
Once I was great, but little I'm grown

Themes:
Debt
Prostitution
Dandies

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3481

Titles:
O'Grady, the tailor

First Lines:
I lost my situation twelve months ago to-day

Themes:
Debt
Working class

Edition - Bod2232

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: V1084

Title: Poor Savoyard boy

First Line: I came from a land far away, far away

Subjects:  Italy

Themes:  Beggars

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3932

Title: The young English gentleman

First Line: I'll sing you a prime new song, that was made by a young chap's pate

Themes:  DebtBlackwood's Magazine

Harding B 11(3107)

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Edition - Bod9282

Imprint Names:  Sharp, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1845

Imprint: Printed by J. Sharp, Kent Street, Boro'


1st Ballad

Title: A new song on the Emancipation bill for debtors

First Line: To the bum crushers truck you must tumble

Authors:  Waller, Wankey

Themes:  Debt

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1825

Title: The rover's return

First Line: My love was a rover, on roving bent

Themes:  Unrequited love

Firth c.16(31)

Notes:  Torn upper right and lower right corners


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Edition - Bod16243

Imprint Names:  Kendrew, J.

Imprint Locations:  York

Imprint: J. Kendrew, Printer, York

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(4378).


Ballad - Roud Number: V7416

Title: Jeremiah Bable

First Line: When from London first I came

Themes:  ShopkeepersTradesmenDebt

Harding B 25(965)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod18312

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 24146

Title: The northern lord

First Line: A noble lord of high renown

Themes:  JewsDebtGermans

Vet. A3 b.43(14)

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Edition - Bod4208

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1663 and 1674

Imprint: Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright

Notes:  Douce Ballads 2(162a) is another edition Wood E 25(89) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: V18728

Title: The new courtier

First Line: Upon the Change where merchants meet

Tune: Cloris since thou art fled away

Themes:  Court and courtiersClothingDebt

4o Rawl. 566(206)

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Edition - Bod10004

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 40


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3932

Title: The fine young English gentleman

First Line: I'll sing you a prime new song

Notes:  A parody on The fine old English gentleman

Themes:  WealthDebtBlackwood's Magazine

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3344

Title: Jockey to the fair

First Line: 'Twas on the morn of sweet May day

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(152)

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Harding B 11(1204)

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Johnson Ballads 3293

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Edition - Bod11925

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  With an advertisement for Francis Bros. and Day, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3481

Title: O'Grady, the tailor

First Line: I lost my situation twelve months ago to-day

Themes:  Working classDebt

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3180

Title: The whistling wife

First Line: You've heard about the latest fad

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

Themes:  Marriage

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15887

Title: We've all had em

First Line: Misfortunes come to every man

Performers:  Ripon, George, d. 1908

Themes:  Urban life

Harding B 11(1651)

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Edition - Bod23433

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden Ball near the Bear Tavern in Pye Corner


Ballad - Roud Number: V9724

Title: The poets dream: or, The great out-cry and lamentable complaint of the land against bayliffs and their dogs

First Line: As I lay slumbering in a dream

Tune: Sawny

References:

ESTC: R227331

Themes:  DebtEconomy and trade - 17th century

Don. b.13(72)

Notes:  Torn at lower edge


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9724

Titles:
The poet's dream
The poets dream: or, The great out-cry and lamentable complaint of the land against bayliffs and their dogs
The poet's dream: containing his amazing and frightful vision of pride

First Lines:
As I lay slumbering in a dream
As I of late was in a dream

Themes:
Economy and trade - 17th century
Debt
Pride

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7416

Titles:
Jeremiah Bable
Jemmy the sailor's adieu

First Lines:
When from London first I came
Adieu my dearest Nancy once more I must away

Themes:
Barbers
Naval battles
Naval
Shopkeepers
Tradesmen
Debt
Apothecaries
Bankruptcy

Edition - Bod23114

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: [R. March &] Co., St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements.

Series Identifier: R. March & Co.'s Sole Right Edition 117


1st Ballad

Title: The signalman on the line

First Line: When the train is swiftly speeding on the metals tho' [sic] the night

Authors:  Daly, BrianAndrews, Bond

Performers:  Celli, Frank H., 1841-1904

Themes:  Railways

2nd Ballad

Title: One of the boys

First Line: There's a jolly little crew that I know

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking

3rd Ballad

Title: Round and round

First Line: Have you never had the feeling when you started out at night

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913Leighton, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V23999

Title: The society actor

First Line: I'm the fellow of whom you've all read

Authors:  Atkins, NortonMcGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

Themes:  Social statusClothingDebt

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V20527

Title: The night I played Richard the Third

First Line: I always had a fancy to come out upon the stage

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Theaters

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V10550

Title: The beat of the drum

First Line: Will you gang with me, my lassie?

Performers:  Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

Themes:  SoldiersWar

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Attributation: Written & sung by Frederick Williams, Manager, Deacon's Music Hall

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Themes:  Theaters

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V20418

Title: The old bachelor

First Line: They say that human nature finds relief in matrimony

Performers:  Atkins, Will

Themes:  BachelorsMarriage - men

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23969

Title: Skating at Olympia

First Line: I thought a little skating would be healthy

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V9542

Title: Rainbow in de sky

First Line: Pretty little girl in a bran new suit

Authors:  Dacre, Harry

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1722

Title: The dandy coloured coon

First Line: Now I'm a gallous nigger when I'm round about the town

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Stratton, Eugene, 1861-1918

Subjects:  Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V25789

Title: The oft told tale

First Line: A woodman sang beside a brook

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V20405

Title: Old pals

First Line: The happiest hour in a man's career

Authors:  Boden, Harry

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4473

Title: When the children are asleep

First Line: Ere the night has ended day

Performers:  de Fonblanque, Madame

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V11429

Title: Sarah, Sarah. Or A donkey cart built for two

First Line: I've got such a nice young man

Authors:  Bedford, Harry

Performers:  Carney, Kate, 1868-1950

Themes:  Entertainments

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V4674

Title: Our boys across the sea

First Line: There is a land of beauty, a land of mighty power

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

Subjects:  Ireland

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V31537

Title: Remembered or forgotten

First Line: I feel my heart with hope and gladness beating

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V32406

Title: Yes, you are!

First Line: The men of to-day have some odd little ways

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

Themes:  Men

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1440

Title: Rose in her Sunday clothes

First Line: What is the flow'r of an Englishman's heart

Authors:  Hall, Albert, 1864-1907Murphy, C.W., 1875-1913

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Bold Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V32269

Title: The vindow man

First Line: You'll guess my line of pizness by the things upon my back

Authors:  Wilmott, CharlesPether, H.E.

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  JewsImmigrants - Great Britain

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4944

Title: Pretty girl rather

First Line: One day, while strolling through the street

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Prostitution

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V29173

Title: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!

First Line: My song is quite a novelty

Performers:  Travers, Hyram

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 5266

Title: Pretty pond lilies

First Line: Whilst waiting in the lane for you, darling

25th Ballad

Title: When summer comes again

First Line: There was once a young maiden of tender grace

Authors:  Thornton, James, 1861-1938

Performers:  Thornton, Bonnie, 1873-1920

26th Ballad

Title: Various topics (old & new)

First Line: Not quite one hundred years ago

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

Themes:  Salvation Army

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V28905

Title: The giddy little girl said \"No.\"

First Line: I'll tell you a tale of a giddy little girl

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Powell, Orlando

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4790

Title: Here's to Private Tommy Atkins

First Line: You can fetch him from the \"Grapes\" or \"Barley Mow\"

Authors:  St. Clair, F.V.

Themes:  SoldiersWar

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V26608

Title: Looking for a coon like me

First Line: Say, hab you seen a yaller gal

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Wentworth, Bessie, 1874-1901

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V34995

Title: Oh! take me there

First Line: I'm told there is a blissful spot

Authors:  Ellis, A.E.Durandeau, Augustus E., d. 1893

Performers:  Dempsey, W.P.Stevens, Charles E., d. 1910

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13797

Title: You men you think you're tricky

First Line: When boys and girls meet they think they are in love

Performers:  Cavendish, Nellie

Themes:  Marriage - gender roles

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4625

Title: Nellie and May, sisters were they

First Line: I will tell to you a story which the shades of life will show

Authors:  Kelly, John T., 1855-1922

34th Ballad

Title: The rowdy-dowdy boys

First Line: Girls, I'm a jolly old chappie

Authors:  Conley, TomMcGlennon, Felix

Themes:  AmusementsPolice

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V6115

Title: Robin Hood up to date

First Line: Some people praise the good old days

Authors:  Lennard, Horace, d. 1920Andrews, Bond

Performers:  Chard, Kate, 1862-1942

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V34234

Title: The miser

First Line: With greedy eyes the miser

Authors:  Beverly, Gus

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  Money

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V24072

Title: Obadiah and Maria

First Line: Oh! I dreamed that I should meet my love to-day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V5434

Title: Oh, 'Ria! A cockney's love affair

First Line: It was in the doorway of a 'pub

Authors:  Castling, Harry

Performers:  Pearl, Arthur

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V30647

Title: Mona

First Line: O, swift goes my boat like a bird on the billow

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V20394

Title: On the same old spot once more

First Line: It's somewhat sweet I think to know

Performers:  Anderson, Harry

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V23977

Title: Push dem clouds away

First Line: If you want to git to Heaven on de nickel-plated road

Authors:  Gaunt, Percy

Performers:  Pryde, Peggy

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5385

Title: Oh, Polly! Pretty little Polly!

First Line: Now, you talk about yer ladies -- female aristocratic swells

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15747

Title: Not the only one

First Line: I always make the best of thing

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V5301

Title: If the heart of a man

First Line: If the heart of a man is depressed with care

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8100

Title: You grasp the situation in a minute

First Line: Did you ever chance to meet with a coster in the street

Authors:  Calvert, C.W.Eaton, W.G.

Performers:  Leamar, Alice, 1869-1950

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V7544

Title: Oh, Flossie! Pretty little Flossie

First Line: Little sweetheart, up above me

Authors:  Morton, Richard

Performers:  Little Chip (Pseudonym)

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28081

Title: You'll have to name the day

First Line: Hold your whist, while I tell you what's happened to me

Authors:  Adams, HarryHarrison, J.M.

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V4659

Title: Oh! Mr. Porter

First Line: Lately I just spent a week with my old aunt Brown

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

Themes:  Railways

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V16788

Title: Venice at Olympia

First Line: To Venice at Olympia I took my girl

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V27097

Title: Real good boys

First Line: The days of my childhood, ah! well I remember

Authors:  Robson, T.G.

Performers:  Collins, Marie

52nd Ballad

Title: You and I, and all of us

First Line: Now, you, and I, and all of us

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32674

Title: Our 'armonic club

First Line: On a Monday night when the blokes 'as finished work

Themes:  Drinking

54th Ballad

Title: Up go the fireworks

First Line: Upon the usual firework night

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Combes, Arthur

Themes:  Fireworks

55th Ballad

Title: Oo-diddley-oo!

First Line: It's very, very hard when all that you can say

Authors:  Starr, Harry

Performers:  Rigby, Arthur W.

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V13103

Title: You look after me

First Line: Two jolly pals made up their minds a party to attend

Authors:  Connor, T.W.

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Themes:  Drinking

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V28122

Title: Saturday

First Line: There's one day a week when we feel a bit \"Gay,\"

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Champion, Harry, 1866-1942

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20268

Title: Riding on the District Railway

First Line: A maid came to London just for change

Authors:  Morris, Alfred J., 1861-1905Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Coleman, Bessie

Themes:  SeductionCountryman in LondonLondon Underground

59th Ballad

Title: Marguerite's lovers

First Line: I was once Queen of a beauty show

Authors:  Atkins, Norton

Performers:  Torr, Clara

60th Ballad

Title: My old man

First Line: The time does swiftly flow

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Lawrence, Katie

Themes:  Family life

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V11835

Title: Adieu, my lov'd harp

First Line: Adieu, mu lov'd harp, for no more shall the vale

62nd Ballad

Title: The Irish colleen

First Line: I went to a party consisting of four

Authors:  Robey, W.C.

Performers:  Howard, Lizzie, 1864-1901

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: Oh, have you not heard of Kate Kearney

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V7812

Title: Carrie Gray

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

Authors:  Darnley, HerbertAtkins, Norton

Performers:  McCarthy, D.J.

Themes:  Letter-writingCourtship - difference in social status

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V5184

Title: At the mid hour of night

First Line: At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 2058

Title: Shepherds, I have lost my love

First Line: Shepherds, I have lost my love

Firth b.28(10a/b)

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