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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11429

Titles:
Sarah, Sarah. Or A donkey cart built for two
Sarah, Sarah. Or a donkey cart built for two

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

Themes:
Entertainments

Edition - Bod1062

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1855 and 1861

Imprint: Notice - E. Hodges has Removed from 3...

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(2186)


Ballad - Roud Number: V6048

Title: London exhibitions

First Line: The names of two great warriers, [sic] whom here you may see

Tune: Jim along Josey

Performers:  Sharp, John W., 1828-1856

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Entertainments

Firth b.25(370)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 16(130b)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod2695

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: London: Printed by W.S. Fortey, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


Ballad - Roud Number: V34801

Title: The new and favourite song of sensation

First Line: All the world is on the move, nobody can doubt it

Subjects:  Blondin, Charles, 1824-1897Spurgeon, Charles Haddon, 1834-1892Leotard, Jules, 1830-1870

Themes:  Entertainments

Harding B 13(291)

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Edition - Bod10809

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 716


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20242

Title: The showman

First Line: My name is Bill, the showman

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Entertainments

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7392

Title: Muggins and Gubbins

First Line: In Yorkshire town, not far away

Authors:  Nibbs, J.S.

Performers:  Nibbs, J.S.

Firth c.26(272)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9764

Titles:
Bartholomew fair, a new song

First Lines:
Ye lads of London city, come listen to my ditty

Subjects:
O'Brien, Patrick, giant
Flockton, John, d. 1794

Themes:
Fairs
Entertainments

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4019

Titles:
Humours of Hayfield wake

First Lines:
Come lasses take leave of your dads, and away to the fair let's hie

Themes:
Fairs
Entertainments

Edition - Bod3100

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble War[e]house 6, Great st. Andrew street 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V24316

Title: Peep at Life in London

First Line: Since Life in London's all the rage

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  EntertainmentsTheaters

Firth b.26(121)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(200c)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod10409

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V34295

Title: Shottle wake

First Line: As I was a going to Shottle wakes, the water was broad and wide

Themes:  FairsEntertainments

Firth c.21(51)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod15511

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1855 and 1861

Notes:  See Johnson Ballads 603 Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see 2806 b.11(249)


Ballad - Roud Number: V2067

Title: Sporting Irish piper

First Line: I'm a roving journyman [sic] I ranged throughout this nation

Themes:  EntertainmentsMusic

2806 b.11(96)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 16(256c)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod17614

Imprint Names:  Armstrong, W.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Date  between 1820 and 1824

Imprint: Printed for W. Armstrong, Banastre-street, Liverpool


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4019

Title: Humours of Hayfield wake

First Line: Come lasses take leave of your dads, and away to the fair let's hie

Themes:  FairsEntertainments

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V593

Title: Rule Britannia

First Line: When Britain first at Heaven's command

Authors:  Thomson, James, 1700-1748

Harding B 28(26)

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Edition - Bod19137

Imprint Names:  Birt

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1851

Imprint: Birt, Printer, No. 39, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V12611

Title: My lord Tomnoddy

First Line: My lord Tomnoddy got up one day

Themes:  EntertainmentsAristocracy

Johnson Ballads 103

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Edition - Bod19766

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1788]

Ballad - Roud Number: V9764

Title: Bartholomew fair, a new song

First Line: Ye lads of London city, come listen to my ditty

References:

ESTC: T184748

Subjects:  O'Brien, Patrick, giantFlockton, John, d. 1794

Themes:  FairsEntertainments

Johnson Ballads 2334

Notes:  Slip. MS date: 1788. Annotated and corrected in MS.


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Edition - Bod18984

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7139

Title: A new song, called Darlastone wake bull-baiting

First Line: Of all the diversions in life

Themes:  FairsEntertainmentsBullbaiting

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7144

Title: A new song, called Bloxwich wake bull-baiting

First Line: Good people I pray attend

Tune: Wednesbury cocking

Themes:  FairsEntertainmentsBullbaiting

Harding B 6(25)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3365

Titles:
Jack Ragg's statues
Jack Rag[g]
Jack Junk
Jack Rag

First Lines:
Twas one day at Wapping his dangers o'erhauling
Although my name's Jack Ragg, and I wears a ragged tile
Although my name is Jack Rag, if you will list a while
Although my name is Jack Rag, if you will list awhile
My name is Jack Rag

Themes:
Sailors
Entertainments
Mythology, classical

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1606

Titles:
Coming home from the wake
The milkmaid coming from the wake

First Lines:
Young Nelly the milkmaid right buxom and gay
Young Nelly the milkmaid, so buxom and gay

Themes:
Fairs
Entertainments
Rural society

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2067

Titles:
Sporting Irish piper

First Lines:
I'm a roving journyman [sic] I ranged throughout this nation

Themes:
Entertainments
Musicians
Music

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 5286

Titles:
The flying trapeze
The flying trapeze!

First Lines:
Once I was happy, but now I'm forlorn

Themes:
Rejected suitor
Entertainments
Circus

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8832

Titles:
Unfit for publication

First Lines:
I am really the most virtuous young fellow in creation

Themes:
Theaters
Entertainments
Music halls

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4447

Titles:
There's nothing like that about me

First Lines:
Some people there are, we meet in our time

Themes:
Waxworks
Entertainments
Police
Paternity

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7144

Titles:
A new song, called Bloxwich wake bull-baiting

First Lines:
Good people I pray attend

Themes:
Fairs
Bullbaiting
Entertainments

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7139

Titles:
Darlaston wake bull-baiting
A new song, called Darlastone wake bull-baiting
Darlingston wake

First Lines:
Of all the diversions in life

Themes:
Fairs
Bullbaiting
Entertainments

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8103

Titles:
The Lairy man!

First Lines:
Of up's [sic] and downs I've felt a few

Themes:
Working class
Entertainments
Amusements

Edition - Bod1240

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Notes:  See 2806 c.16(172)

Series Identifier: 716


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20242

Title: The showman

First Line: My name is Bill the showman

Performers:  Alberts, Mark

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Entertainments

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1616

Title: There's bound to be a row

First Line: I'm a poor unlucky married man, I've such an awful wife

Notes:  Firth c.20(161) is another edition of this ballad alone.

Themes:  Domestic strife

Firth c.26(306)

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Edition - Bod1407

Imprint Names:  Jacques, G.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Printed and sold wholesale and retail, by G. Jacques, Oldham Road Library, Manchester

Notes:  2806 c.16(292) is another issue


Ballad - Roud Number: V3365

Title: Jack Rag

First Line: Although my name is Jack Rag, if you will list a while

Themes:  EntertainmentsMythology, classical

Harding B 16(335b)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod6685

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: E. Hodges, Printer, wholesale and retail toy warehouse, 31 Dudley street, Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V3365

Title: Jack Rag[g]

First Line: Although my name's Jack Ragg, and I wears a ragged tile

Themes:  EntertainmentsMythology, classical

Firth b.25(359)

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