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Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1306

Titles:
My own dear home

First Lines:
Wherever I wander, wherever I stray

Themes:
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8745

Titles:
What a sight for a mother
What a sight for a mother?

First Lines:
Good people, I'm sure you will pity my woes
Good people, I'm sure you will pity my whose [sic]
Good people I am sure you'll pity my woes

Themes:
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V14270

Titles:
The never-empty cradle, or Cradle's crowded -- twins is born
The never-empty cradle or Cradle's crowded -- twins is born

First Lines:
Never empty cradle! though you're in my care

Themes:
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4538

Titles:
We're about to have a baby

First Lines:
My heart is full of pleasure

Themes:
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11095

Titles:
It's nice to be a father

First Lines:
Oh set the bells a-ringing

Themes:
Family life

Edition - Bod4865

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer and Publisher, 123, Union Street, Boro' S.E.

Notes:  Harding B 11(4209) is another impression.

Series Identifier: 209


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2168

Title: Irish Molly, O

First Line: As I walked out one morning all in the month of May

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4528

Title: My wife's first baby

First Line: The other night as I lay in my bed

Themes:  Family life

2806 b.11(252)

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Firth c.20(112)

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Harding B 11(2592)

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Edition - Bod1588

Imprint Names:  Paul, J. and co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1845

Imprint: Paul, and Co., Printers, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16078

Title: The parted lovers

First Line: Oh there's a pleasure and a treasure

Tune: Waggon train

Authors:  Hatt, Richard

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1306

Title: My own dear home

First Line: Wherever I wander, wherever I stray

Tune: Dog Tray

Themes:  Family life

2806 c.16(185)

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Harding B 11(2957)

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Edition - Bod10164

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Machine Printer, & Publisher, 177, Union- street, Borough. S.E.

Series Identifier: 590


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1745

Title: The reason why

First Line: One night in cold December, I've reason to remember

Tune: Annie of the Vale

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3161

Title: I wish your mother would come!

First Line: Come Georgy hold the child

Tune: The whistling thief

Themes:  Family life

Firth c.20(114)

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Harding B 11(3239)

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Edition - Bod10324

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V8854

Title: Billy make room for your father

First Line: My friends, I am a married man

Themes:  Family life

Firth c.20(99)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4528

Titles:
[My] wife's first baby
My wife's first baby

First Lines:
The other night I lay in my bed
The other night as I lay in my bed

Themes:
Childbirth
Paternity
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8854

Titles:
Billy make room for your father

First Lines:
My friends, I am a married man

Themes:
Marriage - men
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11972

Titles:
The charms of a good little wife

First Lines:
Some people 'gainst women are railing

Themes:
Marriage - men
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1572

Titles:
A poor man's labour's never done
Poor man's labour never done

First Lines:
When I was a young man I lived rarely
When I was a batchelor I lived rarely

Themes:
Marriage
Family life

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 3161

Titles:
I wish your mother would come!
I wish you mother would come!

First Lines:
Come Georgy hold the child

Themes:
Paternity
Family life

Edition - Bod1315

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Harkness, Printer, 121 Church street, Preston

Series Identifier: 2


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V21239

Title: Matrimonial miseries!

First Line: Some married men boast of their true happy state

Themes:  Domestic economy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17523

Title: Such a getting out of bed

First Line: Oh, is it not most strange to think

Themes:  Family life

2806 c.13(170)

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Harding B 20(109)

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Edition - Bod5620

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: H.P. Such, Printer and Publisher, 177, Union Street, Borough S.E.

Series Identifier: 573


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8745

Title: What a sight for a mother?

First Line: Good people I am sure you'll pity my woes

Themes:  Family life

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15916

Title: Roast beef of old England

First Line: When mighty roast beef was Englishman's food

Authors:  Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754

Themes:  PatriotismTimes

Firth b.26(352)

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Edition - Bod6636

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 34


Ballad - Roud Number: V4528

Title: My wife's first baby

First Line: The other night I lay in my bed

Themes:  ChildbirthFamily life

Firth b.27(513)

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Firth c.26(99)

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Edition - Bod6837

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

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

Series Identifier: 709


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V14904

Title: There are kind hearts everywhere

First Line: Oh, call it not a desert bare

Authors:  Thomas, T.R.

Performers:  Wreghitt, Florence

Performance Locations:  Princesses Palace

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V449

Title: There is a flower that bloometh

First Line: There is a flower that bloometh

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15861

Title: Just to show there's no ill-feeling

First Line: Now I'm a blighed [sic] chap you will stay [sic]

Performers:  Wallingford, Fred

Themes:  MarriageFamily life

Firth b.26(117)

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Edition - Bod11819

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V21239

Title: Matrimonial miseries

First Line: Some married men boast of their true happy state

Themes:  BachelorsFamily life

Firth c.20(142)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(146b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod12775

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer & Publisher, 177, (late 123), Union Street, Boro'

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(721)


Ballad - Roud Number: 4744

Title: Be careful in choosing a wife

First Line: Now all young men that's going to wed

Themes:  Marriage - menFamily life

Harding B 15(19b)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod13215

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 234


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13223

Title: A sight for a father

First Line: What a pleasure it is to have a good wife

Themes:  Family life

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V252

Title: Billy Pattison

First Line: Oh, white folks listen unto me

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

Harding B 11(3515)

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Edition - Bod7706

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6248

Title: The English Bloomers

First Line: Listen females all

Themes:  FashionsBloomerism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1572

Title: Poor man's labour never done

First Line: When I was a young man I lived rarely

Themes:  Family life

Firth b.27(467)

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Harding B 14(152)

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Edition - Bod7822

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V11095

Title: It's nice to be a father

First Line: Oh set the bells a-ringing

Themes:  Family life

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8725

Title: Mother would comfort me

First Line: I'm wounded and sorrowful, far from my home

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7903

Title: Broken down

First Line: Once I'd money plenty

Themes:  Poverty

Firth b.28(30d)

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Firth c.20(113)

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Edition - Bod10204

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V982

Title: The man who wish'd he'd never got married

First Line: I once was a bachelor bold

Themes:  Domestic relationsFamily life

Firth c.20(143)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(140c)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod10877

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 199


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15903

Title: Seaman's life

First Line: A seaman's life is a life I love

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13223

Title: Sight for a father

First Line: What a pleasure it is to have a good wife

Tune: Over the water to Charlie

Themes:  Family life

Firth c.26(86)

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