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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3918

Titles:
The happy man

First Lines:
I am of a nature that's fix'd in degree

Themes:
Happiness

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3904

Titles:
The happy man or It can't last
Happy man; or, it can't last
Happy man or It cant last

First Lines:
I'm the happiest man 'neath the sun

Themes:
Happiness

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2936

Titles:
A voice from the grave, to those who wish to attain everlasting happiness
A voice from the grave. To those who wish to attain everlasting happiness

First Lines:
All you who doth these lines behold

Themes:
Happiness

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3917

Titles:
The happy man

First Lines:
I have been married these dozen long years

Themes:
Happiness

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3908

Titles:
Happy men

First Lines:
Come all you marry [sic] bucks and blades

Themes:
Happiness

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V367

Titles:
Let us be happy together
Come let us be happy together

First Lines:
Come and let us be happy together
Come, let us be happy together
Come let us be happy together

Themes:
Happiness

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5270

Titles:
A good honest heart

First Lines:
I'm happy, I'm cheerful, I'm merry and gay

Themes:
Happiness

Edition - Bod734

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  Harding B 20(182) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 871


Ballad - Roud Number: V2936

Title: A voice from the grave, to those who wish to attain everlasting happiness

First Line: All you who doth these lines behold

Themes:  Happiness

Harding B 20(180)

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Edition - Bod6459

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [c.1792]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3917

Title: The happy man

First Line: I have been married these dozen long years

References:

ESTC: N71540

Themes:  Happiness

Firth b.22(f. 84r/2)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6958

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: E. Hodges, Printer, (from Pitt's) Song Mart, and Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, 31 [Dudley] Street, Seven Dials; [at bottom] Notice -- E. Hodges has removed from 31 Dudley St, to 26, Grafton-street, Soho.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V367

Title: Let us be happy together

First Line: Come and let us be happy together

Themes:  Happiness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1659

Title: The factory girl

First Line: The sun was just rising one fine May-day morning

Harding B 20(96)

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Edition - Bod2901

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: H. Disley, Printer, 57, High Street, St. Giles


Ballad - Roud Number: V367

Title: Let us be happy together

First Line: Come and let us be happy together

Themes:  Happiness

Harding B 15(171b)

Notes:  The illustration and the text are separately printed items. Slip


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Edition - Bod3517

Imprint Names:  Wrighton, D.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  1811

Imprint: Printed by D. Wrighton, No. 7, Edmund Street, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V3916

Title: The happy man

First Line: I am of a nature that's fix'd in degree

Themes:  Happiness

Harding B 25(798)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod11774

Imprint Names:  King, T.Green, G.

Imprint Locations:  BirminghamLondon

Date  c.1845

Imprint: Printed by T. King, Birmigham [sic], and sold by Mr. Green, at his Music Stall, near the Turnpike, City-road, and at 27, Featherstone-street, City-road


Ballad - Roud Number: V3904

Title: Happy man; or, it can't last

First Line: I'm the happiest man 'neath the sun

Performers:  Gillis, J.A.

Themes:  Happiness

Harding B 11(1468)

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Edition - Bod13585

Imprint Names:  Taylor, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1859 and 1899

Imprint: Published at Taylor's Song Mart, 93, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green


Ballad - Roud Number: V726

Title: The answer to why did she leave him?

First Line: Oh! yes, I remember the days of our childhood

Themes:  Happiness

Harding B 15(4a)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod7163

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer & Publisher, 177, Union Street, Boro' S.E.

Series Identifier: 441


Ballad - Roud Number: V3904

Title: The happy man or It can't last

First Line: I'm the happiest man 'neath the sun

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Happiness

Firth b.26(291)

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Edition - Bod7908

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3916

Title: The happy man

First Line: I am of a nature that's fix'd in degree

Themes:  Happiness

Firth b.34(132)

Notes:  Slip


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Firth b.34(133)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod10711

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 67


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3908

Title: Happy men

First Line: Come all you marry [sic] bucks and blades

Themes:  Happiness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20779

Title: Did'nt she seem to like it

First Line: One night I went out for a spree

Firth c.26(11)

Notes:  Printed on green paper Printed on green paper



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Edition - Bod17754

Imprint Names:  Dean, R. and W. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1805

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 28(48) for imprint.


Ballad - Roud Number: V23282

Title: The happy milk-maid

First Line: Tho' neither in silks nor in satins I'm seen

Themes:  Happiness

Harding B 25(799)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod18048

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Notes:  Harding B 20(180) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 871


Ballad - Roud Number: V2936

Title: A voice from the grave, to those who wish to attain everlasting happiness

First Line: All you who doth these lines behold

Themes:  Happiness

Harding B 20(182)

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Edition - Bod21580

Imprint Names:  McIntosh, R.

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  between 1860 and 1874

Imprint: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail, By Robert M'Intosh, 203 Gollowgate [sic], Glasgow


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1620

Title: Henpeck'd Johnny

First Line: In this town, there lives a pair

Tune: Going to the races

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25546

Title: Janet and me

First Line: O, wha are sae happy as me and my Janet?

Themes:  Happiness

2806 c.14(87)

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Edition - Bod24279

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1855 and 1861

Imprint: E. Hodges, Printer, wholesale toy and marble warehouse, 26, Grafton street, Soho, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V3904

Title: Happy man or It cant last

First Line: I'm the happiest man 'neath the sun

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Happiness

Firth b.25(308)

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Harding B 11(1469)

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Harding B 11(1470)

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Edition - Bod3340

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7068

Title: I wish I was single again

First Line: Once I was light-hearted and single

Tune: Somebody whispered so sweetly

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5270

Title: A good honest heart

First Line: I'm happy, I'm cheerful, I'm merry and gay

Themes:  Happiness

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3692

Title: Dear Kitty Gray

First Line: One morn through a village churchyard I did stray

Harding B 20(35)

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Edition - Bod18133

Imprint Names:  Dean, R. and W. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1805

Notes:  Printer identified in MS note.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V23282

Title: The happy milk-maid

First Line: Tho' neither in silks nor in satins I'm seen

Themes:  Happiness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9465

Title: Nunc est bibendum

First Line: Now we're free from college rules

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 28(48)

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Edition - Bod5446

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, London

Notes:  The illustration of an age and youth in a churchyard is after an engraving by Thomas Bewick in British Birds, vol. 1, 1797, p. 202. See Iain Bain, The watercolours and engravings of Thomas Bewick, vol. 2, p. 147.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2936

Title: A voice from the grave. To those who wish to attain everlasting happiness

First Line: All you who doth these lines behold

Themes:  Happiness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8899

Title: The labourer's return to his family with his weekly pay

First Line: Now wife and children let's be gay

Themes:  Working class

Harding B 7(6)

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