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Edition - Bod5678

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1855 and 1861

Imprint: E. [H]odges Printer Wholesale and Toy Warehouse 26n [sic] Graftou [sic] Street Soho London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5381

Title: Dont be teasing Polly

First Line: Twas on a summer day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4121

Title: You would not leave your Norah

First Line: You would not leave your Norah

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3023

Title: Suit of green

First Line: Come all you pretty fair maid [sic] & listen to my melody

Themes:  Soldiers

Firth c.14(134)

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Edition - Bod5893

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.Beaumont, J.

Imprint Locations:  ManchesterLeeds

Date  between 1855 and 1858

Imprint: J.O. Bebbington, Printer, 26, Goulden Street, Oldham Road, Manchester; [...] J. Beaumont, 176, York Street, Leeds

Notes:  Firth c.26(40) is another impression with a different imprint Firth c.26(40) is another impression with a different imprint

Series Identifier: 322


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1010

Title: Doran's ass

First Line: One Paddy Doyle liv'd near Killarney

Themes:  IrishDrunkenness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13827

Title: Tired soldier

First Line: The tired soldier, bold and brave

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(946)

Notes:  Imprint defaced


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Edition - Bod6701

Imprint Names:  Henson, G.

Imprint Locations:  Northampton

Imprint: Henson, Printer, Bridge St. Northampton


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15088

Title: I stood on the shore

First Line: I stood on the shore mid the weeping and wailing

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 920

Title: Johnny Golicher

First Line: As I was walking through Newry one day

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Soldiers, Irish

Firth b.25(358)

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Harding B 11(1659)

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Johnson Ballads 1974C

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Edition - Bod10712

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V307

Title: Campbell's farewell

First Line: Farewell to old Ireland, the place of my nativity

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12825

Title: Barney Buntline and Billy Bowling

First Line: One night came on a hurricane

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15083

Title: Love and the fortune of war

First Line: From the moment I ranked as a man

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(524)

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Edition - Bod18560

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed by J. Catnach, No. 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3588

Title: March to the battle field

First Line: March to the battle field

Performers:  Braham, John, 1774-1856

2nd Ballad

Title: The cottage boy

First Line: When morning streaks the east with gold

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20449

Title: Love in Long-Acre

First Line: Oh, this love, this love, this love

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V737

Title: [None]

First Line: The soldier, tir'd of war's alarms

Performers:  Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882

Themes:  Soldiers

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V12869

Title: Irish melody

First Line: O the days are gone by when beauty bright

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 5512

Title: Comin thro' the rye

First Line: Gin a body meet a body

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3455

Title: The wake of Teddy Roe

First Line: In Dublin that city of riches and fame

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Irish wakes

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The mountain maid, a favourite song

First Line: The mountain maid from her bow'r has hied

Performers:  Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V2046

Title: My little native vale. An Italian song

First Line: Dear is my little native vale

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V6442

Title: The chough and crow

First Line: The chough and crow to roost are gone

Attributation: Sung in Guy Mannering

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V13839

Title: Sing to love a roundelay

First Line: Oh, love is the fairy power

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V2897

Title: On banks of blushing roses

First Line: Young Pleasure like a swain array'd

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V2952

Title: Arise, sweet messenger of morn

First Line: Arise sweet messenger of morn

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V21259

Title: [None]

First Line: What's sweeter than the new blown rose

Attributation: Sung in the oratorio of Joseph

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V2050

Title: My native land, good-night

First Line: Adieu! adieu! my native shore

Authors:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V16716

Title: The noon-tide air

First Line: Would you taste the noon-tide air

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jamie of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

Harding B 36(19)


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Johnson Ballads fol. 36

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Edition - Bod21732

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 661


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2900

Title: The emigrants farewell to Ireland

First Line: Farewell to dear Erin, I now must leave you

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4289

Title: The young recruit; or Thirteen-pence a day

First Line: Come and be a soldier, come, lads, come

Themes:  Soldiers

2806 c.15(298)

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Edition - Bod24223

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: W.S. Fortey, General Steam Printer and Publisher, 2 & 3 Monmouth court, Bloomsbury


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1746

Title: The hungry army

First Line: When I was young and in my prime

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1009

Title: Finnigan's wake

First Line: Tim Finnigan lived in Sackville street

Themes:  Irish wakes

Firth b.25(254)

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Edition - Bod613

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin?

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 3


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2940

Title: The martyrs grave

First Line: And must I leave my native shores

Themes:  Emigration

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13757

Title: The cavalier

First Line: Twas a beautiful night, the stars shone bright

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3000

Title: The maid of Bon Clody

First Line: Were you ever at the moss house where the birds do increase

4th Ballad

Title: Lamentable lines on the burning of the \"Cospatrick\"

First Line: You feeling-hearted Christians wherever that you be

Themes:  Shipwreck

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3263

Title: The young volunteer

First Line: Oh! did you hear of late, mind the date, what I state

Themes:  Soldiers

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 3016

Title: The sporting youth

First Line: I'm a stranger in this country, from America I came

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V1467

Title: A new song on the O'Connell monument

First Line: Prepare you gallant Irishmen, -- [prepare] without delay

Authors:  Sadler, Joseph

Notes:  See also 2806 b.10(31), Firth b.27(154/155) and Harding B 19(97)

Subjects:  O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V21022

Title: Mary Doheny, the Tipperary witch

First Line: Good people all I pray draw near

Themes:  Witches

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1427

Title: Erin's lovely home

First Line: When I was young and in my bloom my age was seventeen

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V1371

Title: Patrick Brady

First Line: My name is Patrick Brady I was born of high degree

Themes:  Irish - U.S.A.

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V15031

Title: The Donegal emigrant

First Line: I've just left Donegal and I thought I'd give a call

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

Harding B 40(4)

Notes:  The last illustration is illegible.


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Edition - Bod11578

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  SoldiersTradesmenRecruiting

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1629

Title: Irish stranger

First Line: O pity the fate of a poor wret[c]hed stranger

Subjects:  IrelandU.S.A

Themes:  Emigration - IrishLand tenure - IrelandIrish exiles

Harding B 11(1240)

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Edition - Bod7830

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin?

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 17


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4355

Title: The wrongs of old Ireland

First Line: I'll sing you a song in a topical strain

Themes:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4419

Title: Pat's parody on nothing more

First Line: Last night while sitting on a dyke

Themes:  Irish exiles

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1629

Title: The fate of the poor Irish stranger

First Line: Oh pity the fate of a poor Irish stranger

Themes:  Irish exiles

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V27432

Title: The poor old soldier

First Line: 'Twas on a summers eve all labour was o'er

Notes:  Except for essential changes, including the omission of one stanza, the setting of type is the same as The poor old sailor,' Harding B 40(10)

Themes:  Soldiers

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 24282

Title: The Irish soldier

First Line: As I roved out one evening in the spring time of the year

Themes:  Crimean War, 1853-1856

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 2376

Title: Billy Byrne of Ballymanus

First Line: Come all you loyal heroes, pay attention to my song

Themes:  Irish rebellion, 1798

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V30183

Title: Ireland is fated, but yet not to die

First Line: Although Erin its glories has oft times been told

Authors:  Hanley, P.

Subjects:  Ireland

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V3730

Title: The moon dimm'd her beams

First Line: The moon dimmed her beams in a feathery cloud

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V12868

Title: Irish providence

First Line: My darling says Pat, to his spouse on his lap

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V9410

Title: The prayer for Ireland

First Line: Oh! God enthroned above in power

Themes:  Ireland

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V3715

Title: Paddy M'Gee's honey moon

First Line: My boys this night you've heard from me

Themes:  Marriage

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V5329

Title: Donald M Cree

First Line: Long have I sighed for thee, Donald M Cree

Harding B 40(12)

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Edition - Bod614

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin?

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 5


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2123

Title: Kathleen O'Regan

First Line: A boy in my teems [sic], just before I reach'd twenty

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V12871

Title: Irish hearts for the ladies

First Line: One day madam Nature was busy

Authors:  Cherry, A. (Andrew), 1762-1812

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 983

Title: Patrick Sheehan

First Line: My name is Patrick Sheehan my years are thirty-four

Authors:  Kickham, Charles Joseph, 1826-1882

Themes:  Soldiers

4th Ballad

Title: The old oak tree

First Line: The night was dark, cold blew the wind

Themes:  Murder

5th Ballad

Title: The soldier's dream

First Line: When the thundering of cannon died away on the air

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1016

Title: Paddy Carey

First Line: 'Twas at the town of nate Clogheen

Themes:  Soldiers

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V29805

Title: Irishman's glory shines brighter than gold

First Line: Poets may pen the fame of each nation

Themes:  Irish

8th Ballad

Title: A new song on the real M'Coy

First Line: You lads and lasses I pray draw near I'm going to sing you a song

Themes:  Domestic strife

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1195

Title: My grandmother's chair

First Line: My grandmother she at the age of eighty three

10th Ballad

Title: Executions of Tim Kelly

First Line: You muses mine [sic] with me combine

Themes:  Executions

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V717

Title: The green flag

First Line: Boys fill your glasses

Harding B 40(5)

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Edition - Bod11811

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8716

Title: My mother & I, answer to there's none like a mother, if ever so poor

First Line: I remember the day when my heart it was sad

Themes:  MarriageSocial status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1627

Title: Erin-go-bragh

First Line: My name is Pat Murphy, I'll never deny

Themes:  Irish - EnglandPolice

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13849

Title: The blue bell of Scotland

First Line: O where, and O where is your Highland laddie gone

Authors:  Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(339)

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Edition - Bod18561

Imprint Names:  Kiernan, J.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Imprint: Manchester: Printed and Sold at J. Kiernan's, Garden-street, Shude-hill


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2890

Title: Red rose

First Line: O my love's like a red, red rose

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9596

Title: Philadelphia las[s]

First Line: It was on one summer's evening

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13215

Title: Highland home

First Line: My highland home where tempests blow

Themes:  Scotland

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 164

Title: Sir John Barleycorn

First Line: There were three kings into the east

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 408

Title: The lucky farmer's boy

First Line: The sun had set behind the hill

Themes:  Agricultural laborers

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V3830

Title: Drink to me only

First Line: Drink to me only with thine eyes

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 22830

Title: The wanderer

First Line: Cease awhile, ye winds, to blow

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7728

Title: Go along Bob

First Line: As Joe the dustman, drove his noble team

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 17792

Title: Gallant sailor

First Line: Farewell thou dear and gallant sailor

Themes:  Sailors

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: Bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane, my dearest Jane

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13265

Title: Teddy the tiler

First Line: From Dublin town the other night

Themes:  Irish wakes

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 2101

Title: Billy O'Rooke

First Line: I greased my brogues and cut my stick

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13765

Title: The galley slave

First Line: Oh think on my fate once I freedom enjoy'd

Authors:  Cross, J.C. (James C.), d. 1810

Themes:  Slavery - galley slaves

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 2671

Title: Fanny and her pitcher

First Line: Said I to a lass I met the other day

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V4813

Title: The devil take tomorrow

First Line: Old father Pat was blithe and free

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 4355

Title: Exile of Erin

First Line: There came to the beach a poor exile of Erin

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 13792

Title: The kiss dear maid

First Line: The kiss dear maid, thy lips has left

Themes:  Kissing

19th Ballad - Roud Number: 9395

Title: Colin stole my heart

First Line: The fields were green the hills were gay

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 1095

Title: Highland Mary

First Line: Ye banks & braes and streams around

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Death

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13755

Title: Answer to Alice Gray

First Line: He strikes the minstrel lyre again

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2390

Title: Long time Ive courted

First Line: Long time I've courted you, miss

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1616

Title: Helmet on his brow

First Line: With a helmet on his brow

Themes:  Soldiers

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 583

Title: Young Johnson

First Line: Cold winter is past

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V7200

Title: Swiss maid

First Line: Come haste thee, come haste thee my bonny Swiss maid

26th Ballad - Roud Number: 829

Title: Rakish young fellow

First Line: When I was a rakish young fellow

Harding B 36(25)

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Edition - Bod11553

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  SoldiersTradesmenRecruiting

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1629

Title: The Irish stranger

First Line: O pity the fate of a poor wretched creature

Subjects:  IrelandU.S.A

Themes:  Emigration - IrishLand tenure - Ireland

Harding B 11(1241)

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Edition - Bod7813

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin?

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier: 13


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V10577

Title: The rakes of Mallow

First Line: Beauing, belling dancing, drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8385

Title: Peggy O'Rafferty

First Line: Oh, could I fly like the green-coated fairy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V27835

Title: Dreadful shipwreck loss of over one hundred lives

First Line: Of a terrible shipwreck we are told, the Columbus was her name

Themes:  Shipwreck

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V6055

Title: O'Connell and the Irish tinkers in London

First Line: You sons of the shamrock give air to my ditty

Subjects:  O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V4231

Title: The game of cards

First Line: You true sons of Erin draw near me

Notes:  Appears also in a sheet of three; see 2806 b.9(231)

Themes:  Fenians

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1362

Title: The lamentation of Patrick Power, who was hanged at Wexford for the murder of his father

First Line: You foolish wicked young men who have been led astray

Notes:  Lacks the final three stanzas. For complete versions, but with different cuts, see 2806 b.9(250) and 2806 b.11(26)

Themes:  Murder

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V5574

Title: Mother's far away

First Line: One cold winter's night my dear mother died

Themes:  Orphans

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 3027

Title: A new song called The black horse

First Line: Come all you airy bachelors, a warning take by me

Notes:  Lacks the final stanza. For a complete version see 2806 b.9(231)

Themes:  Soldiers

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 2287

Title: The shamrock shore

First Line: You muses nine, with me combine

Themes:  Ireland

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V30841

Title: Maiden, why so sad & lonely

First Line: Maiden, why so sad and lonely?

Notes:  One stanza only. For a complete version see 2806 b.11(168)

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V4215

Title: The glorious victory of seven Irishmen over the kidnappers of New-York

First Line: All you that love the shamrock green attend both young and old

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

Harding B 40(11)

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Edition - Bod1041

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. & Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: Nugent & co., Printers, 35, New-row, Dublin

Series Identifier: 7


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6489

Title: The execution of Bernard Cangley, at the front of Cavan gaol, on the 4th of April, for the barbarous and inhuman murder of Peter Reilly, on the 22nd of January last

First Line: You tender-hearted Christians I pray you will draw near

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Murder - 19th centuryExecutions - 19th century

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3432

Title: Song on the Irish brigade

First Line: Hibernia's sweet harp from your slumber awaken

Authors:  O'Carroll, Thomas

Notes:  Appears also, but variant, in 2806 b.9(284) and Harding B 19(116)

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  American Civil War, 1861-1865 - Irish brigade

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V408

Title: A new song on the late fight between Heenan and King

First Line: You sporting gallant Irishmen come listen to my song

Themes:  Prizefighting

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V408

Title: A new song on Heenan and King

First Line: You sportsmen of Ireland, come list to my song

Themes:  Prizefighting

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 12873

Title: The young soldier's letter to his mother

First Line: As I roved out through Irish town one eveniug [sic] last July

Tune: The river Roe

Themes:  Crimean War, 1853-1856

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4291

Title: The dark maid of the island

First Line: Sweet were the songs of the breeze and the fountain

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 2560

Title: Song called the Bouchleen dhoun

First Line: You muses, why absent from me?

Themes:  Soldiers

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V3050

Title: The wonders of the illuminations!

First Line: Good people all I pray have patience

Subjects:  Dublin (Ireland)

Themes:  Dublin illuminations for the wedding of the prince of Wales1863

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 957

Title: A song -- The lily of the west

First Line: When first I came to Ireland some pleasure for to find

Subjects:  Ireland

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 1010

Title: Doran's ass

First Line: One Paddy Doyle lived near Killarney

Subjects:  Ireland

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 2949

Title: The seducer outwitted!

First Line: There was a young gentleman in this country did dwell

Notes:  Appears also, but with different illustrations, in Harding B 19(77a) and at Firth c.18(53)

Themes:  SeductionTransvestism

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 - 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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