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Edition - Bod663

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

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

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements, poems, and prose pieces. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918. Large format

Series Identifier: R. March & Co.'s Sole Right Edition 37


1st Ballad

Title: Is it any injustice to England?

First Line: I was thinking tonight, as I sat in the gloaming

Authors:  Williams, Charles

Performers:  MacNally, Jessie

Themes:  Patriotism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8671

Title: A health to thee, Tom Moor[e]

First Line: My boat is on the shore

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 5266

Title: Pretty pond lilies

First Line: Whilst waiting in the lane for you, darling

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V5839

Title: Stick to the whisky you're used to

First Line: To London repaired from the purty green Isle

Performers:  Leslie, Fred

Themes:  Irish - England

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 12904

Title: Mary of Argyle

First Line: I have heard the mavis singing

6th Ballad

Title: The Irish Italian grinder. Or, The Irish Mickey

First Line: You'd think by the style of my cost [sic]

Authors:  Duffy, H.A.Powell, Orlando

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Organ-grinders

7th Ballad

Title: He's gone

First Line: I'm going home, said a masher bold

Performers:  Jones, Paul

8th Ballad

Title: Dear love

First Line: I do not dare to tell thee, dear

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V4783

Title: The horn of chase

First Line: To join the chase at break of day

10th Ballad

Title: The brothers Maloney

First Line: The brothers Maloney were rollicking boys

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

Subjects:  Ireland

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V28723

Title: The English rose

First Line: Among the fairest flowers that Dame Nature grows

Performers:  Robina, Florrie, 1867-1953

Themes:  Patriotism

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V31103

Title: They're after me

First Line: To be a man sought after ev'rywhere is rather sweet

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Themes:  TimesNationalityRoyal family

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V29903

Title: Fairly knocked the Yankees in Chicago

First Line: I have always had a notion, I should cause a great commotion

Authors:  Walsh, James

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952Stockwell, Walter

Subjects:  Chicago (U.S.A.)

Themes:  Emigration - IrishWorld's Fair, Chicago

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4508

Title: Mutual pity

First Line: Tom, ever jovial, ever gay

15th Ballad
16th Ballad

Title: Welcome home

First Line: How sweet it is for wanderers

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V17183

Title: Songs of childhood

First Line: Songs of childhood! how they haunt us

Performers:  Elliott, Meredith

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V29124

Title: When the winkle man goes by

First Line: Say, boys, on Sunday what a treat!

Themes:  Street traders

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V20490

Title: Now then Molly

First Line: I live with my granny, in a pretty home

Themes:  Irish

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V30100

Title: That moved him

First Line: A quiet little street is mine, and quietness is right

Authors:  Morton, R.

Performers:  Rudd, Austin

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V6243

Title: Little sweetheart, come and kiss me

First Line: Little sweetheart, come and kiss me

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 4871

Title: Uncle Ned

First Line: There was an old nigger, his name was Uncle Ned

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

23rd Ballad

Title: Tit for tat

First Line: If you cross the hill by my father's mill

24th Ballad

Title: Hi! Kelly!

First Line: Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! bring your boat

Themes:  Boating

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V1629

Title: When will you meet me again Norah?

First Line: When will you meet me again, Norah?

26th Ballad

Title: They all take after me

First Line: Folks say I ought to think myself the luckiest of men

Authors:  Connor, T.W.

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

Themes:  IrishFamily life

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: Oh, have you not heard of Kate Kearney

Authors:  Morgan, Sydney, Lady Morgan

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V1753

Title: They say there is some distant land

First Line: They say there is some distant land

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V6762

Title: Daddy wouldn't buy me a sweetheart

First Line: I'm not a silly sort of girl

Authors:  Godwin, WillPowell, Orlando

Performers:  Forrest, Arthur, 1858-1908

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V2976

Title: The wanderer's return

First Line: When, as a lad, long years ago

Authors:  Atkins, NortonPowell, Orlando

Performers:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

31st Ballad

Title: Good health to the bridal pair

First Line: Myself and my relatives -- also the lodger --

Authors:  Atkins, Norton

Performers:  Reece, Arthur

Themes:  Royal family

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32457

Title: If I hear that again I shall clear the court

First Line: Pray, usher, cry \"Silence,\" I now take my seat

Performers:  Fairburn, George, 1864-1918

Subjects:  Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Courts and law

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V10154

Title: Dear old boy

First Line: What a lot a pals we have when we've got the rhino

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Hylton, Millie, 1868-1920

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V8762

Title: Where Liffey rolls its silver stream

First Line: Where Liffey rolls its silver stream

Subjects:  Ireland

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V2158

Title: Let Erin remember the days of old

First Line: Let Erin remember the days of old

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

Subjects:  Ireland

36th Ballad

Title: How they do it

First Line: Have you ever watched the fellows

Performers:  Leslie, Fanny, 1856-1935

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V13542

Title: The wanderer

First Line: There's a grey-hair'd old woman who mourns for her boy

Performers:  Farrell, Nelly, d. 1889

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V9264

Title: Old England's a lion

First Line: Old England's a lion, stretch'd out at his ease

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

39th Ballad - Roud Number: 18834

Title: There is a tavern in the town

First Line: There is a tavern in the town, in the town

Authors:  Hills, W.H.

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V30343

Title: His mother'll lose a son

First Line: A blackguard named Jack Hollagan's the biggest scamp in town

Authors:  Brown, Tom

Performers:  Caffery, Frank

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V23181

Title: I'm not

First Line: \"Appearance is deceptive\" -- that's a truth you may declare --

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25419

Title: Boys will be boys

First Line: A pretty little boy was Ned, when quite a little nipper on my knee

Authors:  McCarthy, Dennis J.

Performers:  McCarthy, Dennis J.

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V2084

Title: Paddy's pastoral rhapsody

First Line: As Molly the other day, sir

Attributation: Sung by the Author in his Irish Evenings

44th Ballad - Roud Number: 5207

Title: Teddy O'Neal

First Line: I've seen the mud cabin he danced his wild jig in

Themes:  Irish

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V21112

Title: The blarney

First Line: Oh, did you ne'er hear of the Blarney

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V13985

Title: Rich and rare were the gems she wore

First Line: Rich and rare were the gems she wore

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V7936

Title: Cushlamachree

First Line: Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises

Subjects:  Ireland

48th Ballad

Title: Kate O'Grady

First Line: They say that an Irishman dotes on three things

Authors:  Osborne, Charles

Performers:  Carney, Tom, 1859-1911

Subjects:  Ireland

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V8065

Title: The story of a kiss

First Line: The girl I adore is a charmer divine

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Godfrey, Charles, 1851-1900

50th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Bold Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V20280

Title: The press gang

First Line: Sit round the galley fire, my lads, and listen while I sing

Authors:  Watson, Michael, d. 1889

Themes:  Sailors

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V24729

Title: He's the man to win the day

First Line: When a trembling lover dies

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32778

Title: Hi, boys! hi, boys! or Uncle Joes spree

First Line: I, from the country came up

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952

Themes:  Countryman in LondonEntertainments

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V3548

Title: Guiding light

First Line: White crested is the murky sea

Authors:  Bingham, G.C.Henry, John

Themes:  Shipwreck

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V15719

Title: The emigrant ship

First Line: See yon vessel, in the harbour

Performers:  Leyton, George, 1864-1948

Themes:  Emigration

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V32283

Title: Ivanhoe

First Line: Now ladies do not think for a moment I'm a single man

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Subjects:  Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900

Themes:  Theaters

57th Ballad

Title: \"Out\"

First Line: In the Gentlemen's bar at the \"Crumpet and Pig,\"

Authors:  Wilmott, C.

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V32274

Title: I havn't made any enquiries

First Line: A young man who once heard me sing stood up and said

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

59th Ballad

Title: In darkest London

First Line: I don't see why old General Booth

Authors:  Lonsdale, T.S.

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Subjects:  Booth, William, 1829-1912

Themes:  Salvation Army

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V17613

Title: Don't run down the Irish

First Line: It seems to be the thing, tho' I

Authors:  Williams, Charles

Performers:  MacNally, Jessie

Themes:  Irish

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V6629

Title: Voices of the past

First Line: To-night the bells of mem'ry chime

Authors:  Lennox, Lindsay

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V12012

Title: Love's rebuke

First Line: Ye hapless ones who say, \"Love's but a dream,\"

Performers:  McKay, Iver

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V25725

Title: The difference between east and west

First Line: Many people love the study of our fellow folk, mankind

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Entertainments

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V13842

Title: Sing, sweet harp

First Line: Sing, sweet harp, oh sing to me

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

Themes:  Irish

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V4143

Title: A nice quiet week

First Line: Wilkins, and Winks, and Binks, and I, feeling our nerves undone

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952

66th Ballad

Title: She put it in her diary

First Line: Now once there was a maiden who was up to every move

Performers:  LeBlanc, Marie

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentBreach of promise

67th Ballad

Title: The pretty little girl that I know

First Line: There's a pretty little girl that I know

Performers:  Coborn, Charles, 1852-1945

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V11429

Title: Sarah, Sarah. Or a donkey cart built for two

First Line: I've got such a nice young man

Authors:  Bedford, Harry

Performers:  Carney, Kate, 1868-1950

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Edition - Bod11299

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: Richard March & Co., St. James's Walk, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918

Series Identifier: March's Edition of New Songs and Ballads


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8832

Title: Unfit for publication

First Line: I am really the most virtuous young fellow in creation

Themes:  EntertainmentsTheatersMusic halls

2nd Ballad

Title: I'm fond of eating, fond of drinking

First Line: Sammy Fly it is my name

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5543

Title: Come kiss, let's be friends

First Line: The course of true love ne'er ran smooth

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12846

Title: A raspberry tart with a little poke bonnet

First Line: Behold in me a real gone coon

Themes:  Excursions

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 2735

Title: The captain with his whiskers

First Line: As they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

Themes:  Soldiers

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4553

Title: The empty cradle, baby's gone

First Line: Little empty cradle, treasur'd now with care

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V32286

Title: Madame Rachel, or, Beautiful for ever

First Line: Oh, ladies, have you heard the news, the topic of the day?

Themes:  FraudsMarriage brokers

8th Ballad

Title: When Tom comes home

First Line: Now, Bessie my darling, come dry up your eyes

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V20448

Title: Oh what a lark!

First Line: Sally Jones, she was a widow

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V32629

Title: Here's another kind love

First Line: While strolling out the other night a friend of mine, Joe Blake

Themes:  Drinking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

12th Ballad

Title: Who shaved the pig?

First Line: The name I bear is Sammy Strop

Authors:  Pinder, J.Dodsworth, J.

Performers:  Wynne, John

Themes:  Barbers

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V3218

Title: Never marry your mother-in-law

First Line: There's a very old saying as old as the hills

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty, kiss 'em

First Line: I've caught at last my Katty dear

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V25174

Title: Make it as smooth as you can

First Line: As we travel through life many people we meet

16th Ballad

Title: In memory of the gallant 24th

First Line: They left the shores of Old England

Tune: I don't mean to tell you her name

Authors:  March, Richard

Themes:  Zulu War, 1879

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V27760

Title: The military

First Line: I am so fond of the army, a soldier's life would charm me

Performers:  Zimmer, Maggie (Mrs. H.R. Skinner), d. 1893

Themes:  Soldiers

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V6077

Title: Oh! ain't it pe-cu-li-ar

First Line: If to blow my own trumpet I may be so bold

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1292

Title: On the banks of the silvery Thames

First Line: She lived with her ma, and her crusty da-da

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V4830

Title: A scientific simpleton

First Line: A scientific simpleton who struggled fame to gain

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13774

Title: Ever of thee

First Line: Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6628

Title: Nellie, or Ten past nine

First Line: I'm off to my appointment now

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3020

Title: There's another jolly row down stairs

First Line: I'm one of those fellows who like quiet life

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V11483

Title: My sweet forget-me-not

First Line: My love's a little blue-eyed girl

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V20447

Title: Oh sweet Selina!

First Line: A poet midst his midnight oil

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V34824

Title: A cheer for our gallant 24th

First Line: As often before I have told you

Performers:  Davies, Minnie

Themes:  MilitaryZulu War, 1879

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V3846

Title: O Fred, tell them to stop

First Line: No doubt you have heard of the great Fancy Fair

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V21067

Title: Angels guard her now

First Line: Hush, tread lightly, do not wake

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V8934

Title: Flirting with the fairies

First Line: A fig say I for quietude, I am the boy for fun

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V12997

Title: Hey for the life of a soldier

First Line: When I was an infant, gossips would say

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V20785

Title: Farewell to Jumbo

First Line: Poor Jumbo's going to leave us all

Tune: Auld lang syne

Themes:  EntertainmentsZoos

32nd Ballad

Title: The contented blacksmith

First Line: The blacksmith sings from morn till night

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8153

Title: It's bound to be right in the morning

First Line: I've heard men say when married they could not go out at night

34th Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu, adieu, my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

35th Ballad

Title: I'm so modest and retiring

First Line: I'm a girl so very bashful

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V20300

Title: Peter and Paul

First Line: Now Peter and Paul were remarkable chaps

Authors:  Anthony, George

Performers:  Martell, Harry

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Meggie and Jo

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of chap, I dance and I sing all the day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V30410

Title: The man at the wheel or, Why did she leave me?

First Line: Behold me, the Captain of a steamboat

Performers:  Seymour, Frank, d. 1891

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V29747

Title: Mary had a little lamb

First Line: Mary, sweet Mary, the maid of the inn

Notes:  Verse and prose

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V29837

Title: Our marriage bells are ringing

First Line: Our marriage bells are ringing

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V14270

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

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

Themes:  Family life

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13505

Title: Grandmother's watch. The popular reply to \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My Grandmother's watch was of wonderful make

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20441

Title: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

First Line: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Oh! ain't I having a day

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of a chap, I dance and I sing all the day

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V32127

Title: \"Our ship\"

First Line: Blow! blow! blow! the storm is at its height

Themes:  Sailing

46th 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

Themes:  Amusements

47th Ballad

Title: Send that cook to me

First Line: Kind people pray attention pay

Themes:  Servants

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V6286

Title: The old village school

First Line: 'Tis standing there yet, though the stern hand of time

Themes:  Rural society

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V20370

Title: Out on the tiles

First Line: A little mouse once told me that

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V20375

Title: \"Outside, please!!\"

First Line: I'm one that Nature's rounded on

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

Notes:  Verse and prose

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V10189

Title: Oh, dear me

First Line: I once fell in love with a fair young lady

52nd Ballad

Title: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

First Line: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7548

Title: Oh, you pretty soul

First Line: I met a lass the other day

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V21560

Title: Oh, what a beauty

First Line: Maria loved the Squire and the Squire so they say

Themes:  Countryman in London

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V1663

Title: Old friend, here's your good health

First Line: I like the man who's jolly

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V26173

Title: St. George, and merry England

First Line: There are three nations on the earth

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Themes:  PatriotismUnited Kingdom

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V9175

Title: Oh! Father, dear Father, the brokers are in

First Line: Oh! father, dear father, come home with me now

Themes:  Drunkenness

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20393

Title: \"Once more, Harry!\"

First Line: I'm a true-hearted fellow, so gay and so free

Notes:  Verse and prose

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V4407

Title: Something rather dangerous, something rather nice

First Line: To pass away the time I will endeavour

60th Ballad

Title: If England to herself be true

First Line: Where'er St. George's banner waves

Themes:  Patriotism

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V5236

Title: Good bye, Emily Jane

First Line: No doubt you will be awfully sad

Notes:  Verse and prose

62nd Ballad

Title: I say, cabby!

First Line: I'm known as the Earl of St. James's

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Dandies

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17977

Title: It is not on the Battle-field

First Line: It is not on the Battle-field

64th Ballad - Roud Number: 4277

Title: Just after the battle

First Line: Still upon the field of battle

Themes:  War

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V3911

Title: Happy Ann

First Line: I've lately joined the Army

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Salvation Army

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 3765

Title: Over the garden wall

First Line: Oh, my love stood under the walnut tree

67th Ballad - Roud Number: 13941

Title: Oh, dem golden slippers!

First Line: Oh, my golden slippers am laid away

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V20060

Title: All round the squares

First Line: My friend[s] all say I'm half insane

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

69th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

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

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V1922

Title: A rolling stone gathers no moss

First Line: As we pass along life, how many we see

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V20015

Title: Tommy's birthday

First Line: I live with my respected Ma and little sisters three

Performers:  Francis, James

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7372

Title: The ring my mother wore

First Line: The earth has many treasures rare, in gems and golden ore

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32333

Title: When shall I send you a cradle

First Line: Young Brown was about to get married and he

Themes:  Family life

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V10529

Title: Quite the lady

First Line: While walking one night beneath the gas light

Themes:  Prostitution

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V8731

Title: Mother, he's going away

First Line: \"Sure now what are you crying for, Nelly?\"

Themes:  Irish

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V12923

Title: The family man or Father, what have you got for us?

First Line: A family man you see in me

77th Ballad - Roud Number: V14812

Title: The lash

First Line: Hush, niggers all, de old man's sleeping

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

78th Ballad

Title: Now you are married I wish you joy

First Line: When I was a child how I used to play

79th Ballad - Roud Number: V8213

Title: Leave it alone

First Line: When I was a boy I oft got in a row

80th Ballad - Roud Number: V8066

Title: One kiss more

First Line: Eyes are bright, teeth are white

Performers:  Sisters Leamar

81st Ballad - Roud Number: V34647

Title: Is there any harm in that?

First Line: I am a simple maiden

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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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