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Edition - Bod5166

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

Notes:  Harding B 25(601) is another impression.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1608

Title: Fairlop fair

First Line: Come to Fairlop fair, my good fellows invite

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 16(245b)

Notes:  Slip. Imprint defaced.


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Harding B 25(600)

Notes:  Slip. Imprint defaced.


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Edition - Bod5204

Imprint Names:  Paul, J. and co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1845

Imprint: J. Paul and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials, and 35, Hanover Street, Portsea

Notes:  Firth b.26(68) is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12989

Title: Hero of war

First Line: Mars god of battle, cease your guns to rattle

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1608

Title: Fairlop fair

First Line: Come to Fairlop fair, my good fellows invite

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Fairs

Firth b.26(69)

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Harding B 11(1533)

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Johnson Ballads 656

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Edition - Bod5205

Imprint Names:  Paul, J. and co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1845

Imprint: J. Paul and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials, and 35, Hanover Street, Portsea

Notes:  Firth b.26(69) is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12989

Title: Hero of war

First Line: Mars god of battle, cease your guns to rattle

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1608

Title: Fairlop fair

First Line: Come to Fairlop fair, my good fellows invite

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Fairs

Firth b.26(68)

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Harding B 11(1534)

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Johnson Ballads 655

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Edition - Bod430

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: J. Pitts Printer, 14, Great St Andrew street Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V3584

Title: Fun of the fair

First Line: Whitsun Monday was the day

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 16(99d)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod2314

Imprint Names:  Harkness

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: J. Harkness, Printer, 8, Water Street, Preston

Notes:  2806 c.13(103) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 139


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7305

Title: Settle fair

First Line: I'm a brisk and merry lad that likes a bit of spreeing

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 418

Title: The garden gate

First Line: The day was spent the moon shone bright

Harding B 11(3454)

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Edition - Bod7433

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.

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Firth c.19(171). Harding B 16(245b) is another impression.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1608

Title: Fairlop fair

First Line: Come to Fairlop fair, my good fellows invite

Notes:  With a prose introduction

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Fairs

2806 c.19(9)

Notes:  Slip.


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Firth c.19(172)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 25(601)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod7458

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, Lond[on]

Notes:  Another impression forms part of a sheet of two ballads; see Firth c.19(171).


Ballad - Roud Number: V1608

Title: The origin of Fairlop fai[r]

First Line: Come, come, my boys, with a hearty glee

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 17(226a)

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Edition - Bod12014

Imprint Names:  Batchelar

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1842

Imprint: Batchelar, Printer, 14, Hackney Road Crescent


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1608

Title: Invitation to Fairlop fair

First Line: Come to Fairlop fair, we good fellows invite

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5634

Title: Excursion to Fairlop fair

First Line: Lads, let us jovial float

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 11(1766)

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Edition - Bod1646

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed at J. Pitts Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse 6 Great st, Andrew street, 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V4000

Title: Bartholomew fair, or The humours of Smithfield

First Line: O Bartlemy, Bartlemy fair

Themes:  FairsBartholomew Fair

2806 c.18(18)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 25(131)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod2567

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, No 14, Great S[t] Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 1064 is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V3059

Title: The wonders of Bartholomew fair

First Line: Come listen (good folks) to my song

Themes:  FairsBartholomew Fair

Harding B 17(345a)

Notes:  Slip. Imperfect.


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Edition - Bod11211

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer and Toy Warehouse 6 Great St. Andrew street 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V4001

Title: The humours of Bartleme fair, O!

First Line: Come bustle neighbor Sprig

Performers:  Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  FairsBartholomew Fair

Harding B 1(109)

Notes:  Harding B 1(109) is torn at lower left


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Johnson Ballads 864

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Edition - Bod7269

Imprint Names:  Sharp, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  c.1845

Imprint: London Printed at the Office of J. Sharp, No. 30, Kent Street, Borough


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V18872

Title: The statute fair

First Line: When we're young we should be gay

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  FairsHiring fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V19565

Title: The temperance society tea-totalist!

First Line: John Jones was a farmer, and highly respectable

Themes:  Temperance

Firth b.26(397)

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Harding B 11(3653)

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Edition - Bod17565

Imprint Names:  Shelmerdine, W. and J.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1800 and 1849

Imprint: W. & J. Shelmerdine, printers, Manchester


Ballad - Roud Number: V9762

Title: Bartholomew fair

First Line: Here are theatres rising stupendous to sight

Themes:  FairsBartholomew Fair

Harding B 25(130)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod14572

Imprint Names:  Birt, M.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [1849]

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V34945

Title: Grand meeting in Holland park, on Wednesday & Thursday, June 20 & 21

First Line: In Holland park there's such a lark

Themes:  Fairs1849

Harding B 14(286)

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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 - Bod21862

Imprint Names:  Jacques, G.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

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

Series Identifier: 47


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4001

Title: Humours of Bartlemy fair

First Line: Come bustle, neighbour Sprig, clap on your hat and wig

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  FairsEntertainmentsBartholomew FairExotics

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21005

Title: The turnpike man

First Line: He that would thrive must rise by five

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Turnpikes

2806 c.16(160)

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Harding B 11(1597)

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Edition - Bod4396

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials

Notes:  Harding B 11(753) is another impression Harding B 11(754) is another impression


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 263

Title: The cruel miller

First Line: My parents educated me good learning gave to me

Themes:  SeductionMurder

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1085

Title: The wandering Savoyard

First Line: Ah, hear the wandering Savoyard's tale

Subjects:  France

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3329

Title: O tell me in which gin shop my dear

First Line: Oh, tell me in which gin shop my dear

Themes:  Fairs

Harding B 11(755)

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Edition - Bod1582

Imprint Names:  Walker, G.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1797 and 1834

Imprint: G. Walker, Printer, Durham

Notes:  Compare the first illustration to the illustration on p. 129 of Select Fables; with cuts ... by Thomas and John Bewick, and others ... (Newcastle, 1820).

Series Identifier: 32


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1610

Title: Answer to Colin & Phoebe

First Line: Come, come dearest Phoebe, let's away to the fair

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  SoldiersVolunteers

2806 c.16(283)

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Harding B 11(72)

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Johnson Ballads 1561

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Edition - Bod6602

Imprint Names:  Fordyce, W. and T.

Imprint Locations:  Newcastle

Date  c.1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, 48, Dean-street, Newcastle. To be had also at 43, Myton-gate, Hull

Series Identifier: 169


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3987

Title: The humours of the races

First Line: Good people, all draw near, and listen to my ditty

Themes:  Horse-racing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11557

Title: Wonderful times

First Line: Come listen unto my wonderful song

Themes:  FashionsFairs

Firth b.25(253)

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Harding B 11(1603)

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Edition - Bod2228

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in Firth b.25(2) but with a different imprint.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1610

Title: The answer to Colin & Phoebe

First Line: Come, come dearest Phoebe let's away to the fair

Themes:  Fairs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13069

Title: My lodging is in the cold ground

First Line: My lodging is in the cold ground

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in Firth b.25(2) but with a different imprint.

Themes:  Poverty

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 456

Title: Skew Ball

First Line: Come gentlemen sportsmen I pray listen all

Themes:  Horse-racing

Harding B 11(73)

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