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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6290

Titles:
The School Board man

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

Themes:
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8432

Titles:
Truisms or Incontrovertible facts
The surprising tree of knowledge
Incontrovertible facts
Simon Bore

First Lines:
I'm Simon Bore just come from college
I'm Simon Bore, just come from college
I'm Simon Bore just come from college, my study I pursued s[o] far

Themes:
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9052

Titles:
The Oxford scholar

First Lines:
When first the world I did begin

Themes:
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1533

Titles:
Logic; or, the Chestnut horse

First Lines:
An Eton stripling, training for the law

Themes:
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9704

Titles:
Baines's figures

First Lines:
The people ignorant! bless you, sirs, what tongue can fully show

Subjects:
Baines, Edward, Sir, 1800-1890

Themes:
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5366

Titles:
Hooky Walker
Hookey Walker

First Lines:
Forty years back this body was born

Themes:
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 31

Titles:
My bonny lad is young, but he's growing
My bonny lad is young and growing

First Lines:
O the trees that do grow high, and the leaves that do grow green
O, the trees that do grow high, and the leaves that do grow green
Oh, the trees that do grow high, and the leaves that do grow green

Themes:
Education
Marriage

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6282

Titles:
The Irish school
The Irish schoo[l]

First Lines:
Old Teddy o Rook kept a nice little school
Old Teddy O'Rook kept a nice little school

Themes:
Education
Irish

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 5313

Titles:
Bowton's yard

First Lines:
At number one in Bowton's yard my granny keeps a schoo'
At number one, i' Bowton's yard, mi gronny keeps a skoo

Subjects:
Yorkshire (England)
Lancashire (England)

Themes:
Factories
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4691

Titles:
The flare up factory girl
The flare-up factory girl

First Lines:
I'm a factory gal as you may see

Themes:
Factories
Education
Girls

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V909

Titles:
The charity boy
Charity boy
The charity boy!

First Lines:
No doubt you wonder who I is
No doubt you wonders who I is

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

Themes:
Boys
Education
Children

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6945

Titles:
The literary dustman

First Lines:
Some folks may boast of sense, egad!
Some folks may boast of sense, egad

Subjects:
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832

Themes:
Literature
Education
Social status

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V216

Titles:
When Vulcan forgd the bolts of Jove
Ah! yes, I remember. An answer to Ben Bolt
The silly little maid, or Wooden bolts bad security!
When Vulcan forged the bolts of Jove
Ben Bolt's reply

First Lines:
Ah! yes, I remember that name with delight
There was a little maid
When Vulcan forg'd the [bolts] of Jove
When Vulcan forged the bolts of Jove
Ah! yes I remember that name with delight!

Themes:
Military
Education
Patriotism

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1242

Titles:
Mary Ann, or the Roving gardiner
Mary Anne, or, The roving gardener
The roving gardener
Mary Ann, or, The roving gardiner
Mary Ann; or, the Roving gardener

First Lines:
My name is William Simmons, I'm a gardener by trade
My name is William Simmonds, I am a gard'ner by my trade
My name is William Simmonds, I'm a gard'ner by my trade
My name is William Simmonds, I'm a gardener by trade

Themes:
Emigration
Education
Golddigging

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 17715

Titles:
The charity girl
Charity girl

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

Themes:
Education
Children
Shopkeepers

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V363

Titles:
Close the ale-house door
Close the alehouse door

First Lines:
We may be happy yet I think
We may be happy yet, I think, and if you ask me when?
We may be happy yet, I think, and if you'll ask me when

Themes:
Temperance
Education
Working class

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V180

Titles:
Beautiful Biddy of Sligo

First Lines:
My father and mother were gentle folks all
Oh! my father and mother were gentlefolks true
Och! my father and mother were gentlefolks true

Subjects:
Ireland

Themes:
Education
Ireland
Emigration - Irish

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13860

Titles:
The jolly ringers

First Lines:
Oft has the world been well defin'd

Themes:
Society
Education
Wealth

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6286

Titles:
The old village school

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

Themes:
Education
Rural society

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6072

Titles:
I ain't such a fool as I look
Because she ain't built that way

First Lines:
I was born in a country town
Why is it a woman can't climb up a tree

Themes:
Money
Education
Countryman in London

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1181

Titles:
Husband's alphabet

First Lines:
A stands for attention, and listen wives to me

Themes:
Domestic relations
Education
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1717

Titles:
The dandy servant
The wedding of dandy servants!
The dandy servants

First Lines:
Ye braw decent women I'll sing you a song
Ye braw decent women, I'll sing you a sang
Ye braw decenent [sic] women I'll sing you a song

Themes:
Emigration
Fashions
Education
Servants
Dandies

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1288

Titles:
Betsy Baker
My Johnny was a shoemaker
Betsey Baker

First Lines:
My Johnny was a shoemaker
Down, down in our village
From noise and bustle for away
From noise and bustle far away
From noise and bustle far away, hard work my time employing

Themes:
Sailors
Actors
Doctors
Medicine
Rejected suitor
Education

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3211

Titles:
The new and popular song of My brother-in-law

First Lines:
Pay attention, fair ladies, and gents do the same

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women
Education
Domestic economy

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 113

Titles:
An excellent old ballad of the lord of Lorn, and the false steward
A pretty ballad of the Lord of Lorn and the fals [sic] steward

First Lines:
It was a worthy lord of Lorn
It was a worthy Lord of Lorn

Subjects:
France

Themes:
Disguise
Education
Servants
Court and courtiers

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