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Edition - Bod8967

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1841

Imprint: Birt, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V711

Title: Country girls are you going to the fair

First Line: As I was going to --- fair

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(161)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod14014

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.Beaumont, J.Andrews, H.

Imprint Locations:  ManchesterLeedsLeeds

Date  between 1855 and 1858

Imprint: [Bebbingt]on, Printer, [26, Goul]den Street, Oldham-road, Manchester; sold by H. Andrews and J. Beaumont, Leeds

Series Identifier: 136


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15102

Title: Donny-brook fair

First Line: One day rolling down, through fair Wexford town

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15020

Title: Lazy society

First Line: O this world is so hard to get through

Harding B 11(936)

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Edition - Bod14085

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: London: Printed at the \"Catnach Press,\" by W.S. Fortey, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V4008

Title: The Donnybrook jig

First Line: Oh, 'twas Dermot O'Nolan M'Figg

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 11(937)

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Edition - Bod14837

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V15157

Title: The rigs of the fair

First Line: You lads and lasses every where

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 16(226c)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9352

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed sold by J, Pitts, 14, Great Andrew street seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V30501

Title: Holiday song

First Line: Come my jolly buxom girls

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(147)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 861

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9468

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: Seven Oaks fair. A new song

First Line: Come you pretty lads and lasses

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 22(265)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9913

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: Printed by Thomas Pearson, 4 and 6, Chadderton Street, Oldham Road, Manchester


Ballad - Roud Number: V5601

Title: Ramble round the fair

First Line: Some gents take delight in a ramble at night

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(165)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9932

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: E. Hodges from Pitts Toy and Marble Warehouse, 31, Monmouth Street, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V22471

Title: Greenwich fair

First Line: You maidens all both great and small

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V797

Title: Waving greenwood tree

First Line: Now by the waving greenwood tree

Firth c.19(140)

Notes:  Firth c.19(140) is cropped.


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Harding B 11(4054)

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Edition - Bod9934

Imprint Names:  Batchelar, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1817 and 1828

Imprint: printed and sold by T. Batchelar, Long Alley, Moorfields, London


Ballad

Title: A new holiday song

First Line: Now holiday gambols, and fine fruits

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(142)

Notes:  Printed on blue paper Slip.


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Edition - Bod9989

Imprint Names:  Dever, W.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: W. Dever, 18, Gt. St. Anerew [sic] Street, Seven Dals [sic]


Ballad

Title: Poor old Greenwich fair

First Line: Come all you lads and lasses to my ditty lend an ear

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(138)

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Edition - Bod9993

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3999

Title: The humours of Bow fair

First Line: Bow fair it is now begun

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(141)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 22(115)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 2568

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9995

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed & Sold by J Pitts, No. 14, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V3998

Title: The humours of Frost fair

First Line: All you that are curious downright

Subjects:  Thames river (England)

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(143)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 25(871)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod9997

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1794

Imprint: Sold at No. 42, Long Lane Printed in June, 1794


Ballad

Title: Whitsun holidays. Or, Greenwich all alive-O, and to Bow fair we will drive-O

First Line: Now Whitsuntide it is arriv'd

References:

ESTC: T10528

Themes:  Fairs

Firth c.19(146)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 22(343)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod15301

Imprint Names:  The Poet's box

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  1852

Imprint: Glasgow, Poet's Box ... No. 5, St Andrew's Lane, off Gallowgate Street ... Saturday morning, 17th July 1852


Ballad - Roud Number: V3984

Title: The sights of Glasgow fair

First Line: O come all you young lads, and give ear to my song

Tune: John Cheap the chapman

Notes:  Dated 17th July 1852

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 17(284b)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod15566

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V28121

Title: Glasgow fair

First Line: Twas on the week of Glasgow fair

Themes:  Fairs

2806 c.11(220)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod15570

Imprint Names:  [Ryle and Paul]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1859

Imprint: [...] & Co., Printers, 2 and 3, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V711

Title: Country girls are you going to the fair

First Line: As I was going to --- fair

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 16(64a)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod15952

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad

Title: The Donnybrook jig

First Line: Och 'twas Dermot O'Nolan M'Figg

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15216

Title: Sullivan's wedding

First Line: Since I've only just come from the doctor's

Edition - Bod16113

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  Leinster?

Date  [1856]

Ballad - Roud Number: V9255

Title: The new chanticleer, a comical song about the famous contest between Mat. Kealy, and the corporation of Navan, as to who should be cock of the walk

First Line: Have you heard of the Great Leinster fair, my dear

Tune: The young May moon

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 19(1)

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Edition - Bod16876

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V9440

Title: Newcastle fair

First Line: Come all you brave lasses and listen awhile

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 25(1329)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17011

Imprint Names:  Oxlade, W.

Imprint Locations:  Portsea

Imprint: W. Oxlade, Printer, Portsea


Ballad

Title: Portsdown fair, a comic song

First Line: Bang up lads and lasses

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 25(1544)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod17133

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: The rigs of Berwick fair. A new song

First Line: Come let us make all preparation

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 25(173)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17204

Imprint Names:  Summers, G.

Imprint Locations:  Sunderland

Date  between 1816 and 1825

Imprint: Summers, Printer


Ballad - Roud Number: V9440

Title: Sunderland fair, a new song

First Line: Come all you brave lasses, and listen a while

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 25(1851)

Notes:  Imprint cropped. Slip


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Edition - Bod17485

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V4061

Title: The week after the fair or the Discontented pair

First Line: I'm grieved to think my wife Meg, this day we are so poor

Themes:  Fairs

2806 c.11(221)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17718

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: A new song, called The rigs of Glasgow fair

First Line: Will you gang wi' me lassie

Subjects:  Glasgow (Scotland)

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 25(736)

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Edition - Bod17750

Imprint Names:  Croshaw, C.

Imprint Locations:  York

Date  between 1814 and 1850

Imprint: C. Croshaw, Printer, Coppergate, York


Ballad - Roud Number: V34186

Title: The rigs of the fair

First Line: I know that young folks like to hear a new song

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 25(1625)

Notes:  Slip


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