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Edition - Bod7941

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Notes:  Harding B 11(245) is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 910

Title: The besom maker

First Line: I am a besom maker, listen to my tale

Themes:  Street tradersPregnancySexual intercourse

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 954

Title: The wandering girl, or The bud of rose

First Line: Once I loved a young man as dear as my life

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: The may pole

First Line: Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads

Themes:  FairsDancing

Firth b.34(18)

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Harding B 11(244)

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