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Edition - Bod6133

Imprint Names:  Ingram, G. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: G. Ingram & Co., Fancy Stationers, 124, Old Street, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. Mutilated; lacking one ballad. With advertisements and prose pieces.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V34732

Title: Tickling mad

First Line: I am troubled with a very funny silly sort of way

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6064

Title: After the opera

Authors:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Themes:  Theaters

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V26038

Title: Madame Tussauds

First Line: We all have our whims and our fancies

Themes:  Entertainments

4th Ballad

Title: The girl with the shepherd's plaid shawl

First Line: Kind friends give an ear, and list unto me

Authors:  Weippert, F.G.

Themes:  Prostitution

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3828

Title: Sweet seventeen, and never been kissed

First Line: In this age when the girls become women at ten

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Lyons, Squash

Themes:  Women

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V17971

Title: Ta-ra-ra poom de-tay! (Parody)

First Line: When I go out with \"Pa and Ma,\"

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V2836

Title: Drunken Sally

First Line: Here toes turned up doth lie old Sally

Authors:  Thornton, L.M., d. 1888

Themes:  Drunkenness - women

8th Ballad

Title: Curds and whey

First Line: I feel so jolly happy, I cannot tell my joy

Authors:  Largo, Watson

Performers:  Bland, AlfWooley, Joe

Themes:  Social status

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9081

Title: The minstrel girl

First Line: 'Twas in the month of last December

Themes:  OrphansBeggars

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V20086

Title: Anchored, or safe in my Father's home

First Line: Flying, with flowing sail, over the summer sea

11th Ballad

Title: Under the flag

First Line: Bidding farewell to sweetheart

Themes:  War

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V449

Title: There is a flower that bloometh

First Line: There is a flow'r that bloometh

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V8079

Title: Kiss me and say good-bye!

First Line: I blithly stood on the quay

Authors:  Lester, J.H.

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V26874

Title: Uncle Lemuel's birthday

First Line: Don't ask me boys the reason why I'm singing

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Lyons, Tom

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V6681

Title: Loving hearts

First Line: Wealth love, cannot make these kisses

Performers:  Linden, sisters

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V15788

Title: Sailing

First Line: Y'heave ho, my lads, the wind blows free

Themes:  Naval

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V34209

Title: Keep your heads level

First Line: If you're making up your minds now to have a little fun

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Performers:  Powell, Edy

Themes:  Amusements

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V28018

Title: Is marriage a failure?

First Line: Of late there's a question that's got well about

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Marriage

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3360

Title: Jack ashore

First Line: I've always loved a sailor's life, a sailors life for me

Authors:  Kingsley, Bob

Performers:  Lewis, Sailor

Themes:  Naval

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V3857

Title: Oh, tell me where, my merry, merry lad

First Line: Oh, tell me where my merry merry lad

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Naval

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V4538

Title: We're about to have a baby

First Line: My heart is full of pleasure

Performers:  Dunbar, Edward Charles, 1842-1900

Themes:  Family life

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1222

Title: Pretty Rosaline

First Line: 'Twas near the banks of bonny Tweed

23rd Ballad

Title: (Burlesque on) The miner's dream of home

First Line: It's ten hours ago since I went out this morning

Themes:  DrinkingWorking class

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V16301

Title: A parody on My son

First Line: I have got a son his name is Joe

Themes:  DrinkingFamily life

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V3152

Title: Parody. Grace Darling

First Line: Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V12164

Title: With all the world against me

First Line: How many find, alas! who live in this wide world of ours

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Money

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V13052

Title: Harry, the pet of the pantomime

First Line: My Harry's the one you must go and see

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Van, Rose

Themes:  Theaters

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4856

Title: Quite a young thing, too!

First Line: I love a young and handsome girl

Tune: No Irish need apply

Authors:  Lansdowne, Joe

Performers:  Lansdowne, Joe

Themes:  Theaters

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V8619

Title: Oh! what a fellow is Brown

First Line: I'll sing about a fellow, such a very funny fellow

Authors:  Menear, Frank

Performers:  Menear, Frank

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V12566

Title: The merry sailor

First Line: It was a merry sailor boy as merry as could be

Authors:  Oxenford, Edward, 1847-1929Mullen, Frederick

Performers:  Menear, Frank

Themes:  Sailors

31st Ballad - Roud Number: 5208

Title: Maggie Murphy's home

First Line: Behind a grammar schoolhouse, in a double tenement

Authors:  Harrigan, Edward, 1845-1911

Performers:  Braham, Dave

Themes:  Sociability

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1849

Title: The monarch of the storm

First Line: In the dark winter of the year

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V2920

Title: In Old Kent Road: parody on \"In old Madrid\"

First Line: In Old Kent Road one lovely night

Themes:  Prostitution

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V15945

Title: I haven't arrived at the end

First Line: Iv'e been thinking of things in a general way

Authors:  Anthony, George

Themes:  Times - 1879Zulu War, 1879Women's rights1879

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V12495

Title: Goodness gracious!

First Line: I'll tell you some news that will cause you to say

Performers:  Roberts, Arthur, 1852-1933Fawn, James, 1850-1923

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th centuryTimesSpiritualism

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V15213

Title: Our wedding march

First Line: Tommy Hopkins and a party of us started yesterday

Themes:  DrunkennessWeddings

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V15216

Title: Sullivan's wedding

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

Themes:  IrishDrunkennessWeddings

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V30778

Title: Playmates

First Line: Through life's weary path I've travelled

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V3852

Title: Oh, father tell me

First Line: Oh, father dear why look so sad?

Authors:  Moore, G.W. (George Washington)

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V21074

Title: As I walks along my beat

First Line: Now perhaps you fancy that policeman's lot

Performers:  Bass, Tom

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Police

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V34902

Title: All have a drink with me

First Line: Why is it I feel so delighted and gay?

Authors:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25550

Title: The happiest man on earth

First Line: In me behold a happy man

Performers:  Sanders, R.H.

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 17627

Title: Little barefoot

First Line: Standing where the bleak winds whistled

Tune: Won't you buy my pretty flowers?

Performers:  Mohawks, the

Themes:  Beggars

44th Ballad - Roud Number: 12897

Title: Slavery days

First Line: I am thinking now to day of the years now passed away

Themes:  Slavery

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8203

Title: She called in a broker

First Line: I'm not going to sing that she's marmalade jam

Authors:  Johnson, Bob

Notes:  Incomplete in this copy; sheet mutilated.

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V3870

Title: I tell them my father's a marquis

First Line: I belong to that great city London

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Social status

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V9088

Title: The fair sex

First Line: When Eve brought \"woe\" to all mankind

Notes:  A poem

Themes:  Women

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V6294

Title: Parody. Boys of the old old school

First Line: There are some good men living now

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th century

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V2179

Title: Hurrah! for the ribbon of yellow

First Line: Of all the sprees there are in life

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Parliamentary electionsPolitics and government - 19th century

50th Ballad - Roud Number: 24778

Title: Parody on Queen of my heart

First Line: I burnt both my hands while a trying

Themes:  Domestic violence

51st Ballad - Roud Number: 24036

Title: That's what I read in next week's police news

First Line: One night as I sat in a cup of cold water

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28109

Title: Joe's birthday. Or Did you ever go to Hampstead in a van?

First Line: About a week ago I was twenty-one, you know

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Excursions

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V13057

Title: The pet of the cookies

First Line: You see a member of the force

Authors:  Lawreen, J.B.Davis, Vincent

Performers:  Herbert, F.W.

Themes:  Police

54th Ballad

Title: When I'm a man

First Line: I'm the pet of my Ma, the pride of Papa

Authors:  Lawreen, J.B.Davis, Vincent

Performers:  Herbert, F.W.

55th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the highlands

First Line: My heart's in the highlands, my heart is not here

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Edition - Bod3252

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: R. March & Co., 18, St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements. Large format

Series Identifier: R. March's Copyright Edition 889


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu, adieu, my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5457

Title: Saved by a child

First Line: 'Twas a golden, radiant Sabbath morn

Performers:  McKay, Iver

Themes:  Religion

3rd Ballad

Title: Serenade -- \"Dreaming\"

First Line: Forest and meadows in moonbeams are dreaming

Attributation: Sung by Master Frank Peskett and Mr. Stedman's Choir Boys

Performers:  Peskett, FrankMr. Stedman's Choir Boys

4th Ballad

Title: The scent of the roses

First Line: I open an ancient casket

Performers:  Cole, Belle, 1845-1905

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V26374

Title: The singer's wish

First Line: If the songs I have sung find a place in your heart

6th Ballad

Title: So did Uncle Charley

First Line: For three months I've been on the Q T

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V10181

Title: So are we all, dear boys!

First Line: I'm one of the fellows who never say die

Performers:  Vance

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V33249

Title: So it was

First Line: I have a most confiding wife

Performers:  Macdermott, Gilbert Hastings, 1845-1901

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V6464

Title: So much the better for you

First Line: To you that have plenty of money I say

Performers:  Bonehill, Bessie, d. 1902

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V20240

Title: The shy young girl

First Line: While walking in the park, my friends

Attributation: Written and sung by Charles Clifford

Authors:  Clifford, Charles

Performers:  Clifford, Charles

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13899

Title: The soldier's dream

First Line: Our bugles sang truce, for the night cloud had lower'd

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Military

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V27308

Title: That's the only bit of comfort I have got

First Line: Some day -- well so they tell me, we shall all be better off

Themes:  Family life

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V6468

Title: 'Twere better so!

First Line: All around the flow'rs are fading

Performers:  Myers, Clara

14th Ballad

Title: She's changed by boots for a set of jugs

First Line: \"What is it?\" and \"Where has it sprung from?\"

Themes:  Domestic economy

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V25434

Title: A soldier of fortune am I

First Line: Yes a soldier of fortune am I

Performers:  Martin, J.B.Mohawk Minstrels

Themes:  Soldiers

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V34929

Title: Soldier Jim

First Line: For a \"rogue about town\" you could safely set down

Themes:  Military

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V21731

Title: She may have gone to Germany

First Line: Oh frailty thy name is woman

18th Ballad

Title: The silent choir

First Line: I wander'd one moonlight evening

Themes:  Ruins

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V4407

Title: Something rather dangerous, something rather nice

First Line: To pass away the time I will endeavour

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 24448

Title: She was

First Line: I sing of Martha my dear wife

Themes:  Domestic relations

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V8203

Title: She called in a broker

First Line: I'm not going to sing that she's marmalade jam, or anything like it so sweet

Authors:  Johnson, BobPage, Charles

Themes:  Domestic relations

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V17984

Title: She's a daisy

First Line: My Mary Ann's a teacher in a great big School Board school

Themes:  Education

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20217

Title: Swinging to and fro

First Line: If you want to give your girl a treat, I'll tell you what to do

Attributation: Written, composed, and sung by John Read

Authors:  Read, John

Performers:  Read, John

Themes:  Amusements

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V1089

Title: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

First Line: Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled

Subjects:  Scotland

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V34081

Title: She boxed my ears with a frying pan

First Line: I am a chicken hearted man

Performers:  Windley, Harry

Themes:  Domestic violence

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V1693

Title: The scarlet runners

First Line: The scarlet runners we are called

Themes:  Military

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V34928

Title: Salisbury and Gladstone

First Line: A few days ago whilst I was in town

Subjects:  Gladstone, W.E. (William Ewart), 1809-1896

Themes:  Politics and government - 19th centuryHome Rule - Ireland

28th Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

Themes:  Soldiers

29th Ballad

Title: The seat in the chimney corner Or, How's that for sixty- three?

First Line: Oh! It's more than forty years ago

Themes:  Old age

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V16972

Title: Snowdrops and violets

First Line: Snowdrops and violets, laden with dew

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V19054

Title: Somebody whispered so sweetly

First Line: Where is the harm if she met him

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V28123

Title: Six months' hard

First Line: Last week while passing Bow Street I had nothing much to do

Performers:  Campbell, Herbert, 1844-1904

Subjects:  Spurgeon, Charles Haddon, 1834-1892Irving, Henry, 1838-1905

Themes:  Courts and lawExeter Hall (London, England)

33rd Ballad

Title: Signor Macstinger

First Line: I sing of a feminine gender

Performers:  Lloyd, Arthur, 1840-1904

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V4230

Title: The squire, or, \"Far from the madding crowd\"

First Line: Squire Squeekem was a male, and he had been so from his birth

Performers:  Godfrey, Charles, 1851-1900

Themes:  City vs. countryRural society

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V32240

Title: She thought she might as well

First Line: Katie at the garden gate

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V10181

Title: So are we all, dear boys!

First Line: I'm one of the fellows who never say die

Performers:  Vance

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V17183

Title: Songs of childhood

First Line: Songs of childhood! how they haunt us

Performers:  Elliott, Meredyth

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V9423

Title: Shoulder to shoulder

First Line: The storm long brewing's burst at last

Themes:  War

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V29939

Title: I've done it

First Line: It's a well-known fact that we often go out on the spree

Authors:  Wincott, H.

Performers:  Bignell, Charles

40th Ballad

Title: Too sweet to last

First Line: When in the calm and tinted sea

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V32832

Title: Two sides to a hedge

First Line: This side the hedge, two \"golden youths\"

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32626

Title: The sultan's daughter

First Line: The Sultan's daughter, dreaming, stood

Performers:  Vagnolini, Marie

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu! adieu! my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Performers:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V4590

Title: Sleep, my loved one!

First Line: Sleep, the shades of night are falling

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V11111

Title: Tzim! tzim! tzig-a-zig-zigs

First Line: A countess, if he signs the deed

Attributation: Comic duet sung by Madlle. Vanoni and Mr. Arthur Roberts

Performers:  Vanoni, MarieRoberts, Arthur, 1852-1933

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V4409

Title: Something went wrong with the works

First Line: I'm in an awful rage to-night

Performers:  Corney, Arthur

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V30246

Title: Sowing and reaping

First Line: Forth went a youth a ploughing, in grey and chilly dawning

Themes:  Agricultural laborersRural society

48th Ballad - Roud Number: 13900

Title: The soldier's tear

First Line: Upon the hill he turn'd

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V27404

Title: Two singers

First Line: Two singers loved the daughter of a king

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V3332

Title: The beggar child's dream

First Line: The snow had robed the earth in white

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V27391

Title: Think of this, think of that

First Line: Mrs. Brown she had a daughter whose age was seventeen or more

Attributation: Written, composed and sung by John Read

Authors:  Read, John

Performers:  Read, John

Themes:  Marriage - women

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V26173

Title: St. George, and merry England

First Line: There are three nations on the earth

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Themes:  Patriotism

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V28704

Title: Sing on

First Line: Old age with many a genial grace

Performers:  Pierpoint, Bantock

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V32949

Title: Such a mash!

First Line: A creature whom I know, whom I know, whom I know

Performers:  Power, Nelly, 1851-1887

55th Ballad

Title: Sophia phia phia

First Line: There is a very pretty girl whom I admire

Performers:  Lloyd, Arthur, 1840-1904

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V31044

Title: Sweet lavender

First Line: 'Twas only a loving look, by blue eyes fondly thrown

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V12444

Title: The sun shines bright at last

First Line: Dear Jenny you remember how I told you long ago

Performers:  Fielding, Ben, 1849-1893

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V2848

Title: Sally with the coal black eye

First Line: Oh, Sally is the girl that won my heart

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V25656

Title: [Squee]ze my little finger

First Line: This world's made up of sweets and sours

Performers:  Ripon, George, d. 1908

60th Ballad

Title: Speak to me

First Line: Why turn away when I draw near

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V30482

Title: Solomon's proverbs

First Line: I'm Solomon the second, and I've very often reckon'd

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6809

Title: The smugglers

First Line: From Brighton two Paddies walked under the cliff

Themes:  Irish

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3107

Title: Under the greenwood tree

First Line: Under the greenwood tree

64th Ballad - Roud Number: 24506

Title: Sweet chiming bells

First Line: Like a dream ye came to cheer me

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V4628

Title: Sweet little blue eyed Nell

First Line: Although I'm not a tip top swell

66th Ballad - Roud Number: V32911

Title: Stop it!

First Line: If there's one thing more than another I hate

67th Ballad - Roud Number: V7202

Title: The Swiss toy seller

First Line: From Switzerland I come to you

Themes:  Immigrants - Great Britain

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V23088

Title: The Shoreditch handicap

First Line: When I went out last Easter time to Epping's calm retreat

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

69th Ballad

Title: Send that cook to me

First Line: Kind people pray attention pay

Themes:  Servants

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V4893

Title: The soldier dolly

First Line: There once was a sweet tiny maiden

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V4254

Title: A song for other days

First Line: \"Sing oh! -- the land, the slighted land\"

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th century

72nd Ballad

Title: She'd kept them all for me

First Line: The lady I have made my wife was once a sweet young miss

Performers:  Lloyd, Arthur, 1840-1904

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V6335

Title: Susan Sweet

First Line: Miss Susan Sweet's a charming girl, whose face is like her name

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V28287

Title: Shreds and patches

First Line: While the yule log bright is burning

Themes:  Poverty

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V6806

Title: The soldier's return

First Line: We parted with a cheerful smile

Themes:  Soldiers

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Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.

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