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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1705

Titles:
The farmer's boy
The lost child. Answer to The stolen child
Answer to the stolen child
Answer to the stolen child!

First Lines:
Indeed my simple tale is true
Oh, weep, not so lady, thy tears are fasr [sic] streaming
Oh, weep not, so lady thy tears are fast streaming
Oh, weep not so lady, thy tears are fast streaming

Themes:
Kidnapping
Gipsies
Farmers

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 901

Titles:
The lost lady found
Lost lady found
The gypsies; or, The lost lady found

First Lines:
It was down in a valley a young damsel did dwell
It was down in yonder valley a young lady did dwell
Down in a valley a damsel did dwell
'Twas down in a valley, a young damsel did dwell
It was down in a valley a young farmer did dwell
It was down in the valley where violets do grow
It was down in yon valley a damsel did dwell

Subjects:
Dublin (Ireland)

Themes:
Abduction
Kidnapping
Lovers reunited
Gipsies

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 4454

Titles:
Poor Mary Blane
Mary Blane

First Lines:
I once did lub a pretty gal
I once did lub a pretty gal -- I lub'd her as my life
I ouce [sic] did love a pretty gal
I once did lub a pretty girl
[I] once did love a pretty gal

Themes:
Blackface minstrelsy
Race relations
Kidnapping
Louisiana

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9999

Titles:
The Dorsetshire garland: in three parts
The Dorsetshire garland, or, Beggar's wedding
The Dorsetshire garland, or, The beggar's wedding
The Dorsetshire garland; or, The beggars wedding
The Dorsetshire garland: or, The beggar's wedding

First Lines:
All you that delight in a jest that is true

Themes:
Merchants
Kidnapping
Social criticism
Beggars
Courtship - difference in social status
Cruel father

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