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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5310

Titles:
Vertue the reward of constancy; or, Mrs. Mary Foart's love- letter and answer to her dear heart John Blay at Leghorn

First Lines:
My dear to thee i'le surely be

Themes:
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8312

Titles:
The flower of Lancashire
Flower of Lancashire
The flower of Lancashire!

First Lines:
As I walked out one morning clear
As I walk'd one morning clear
As I walk'd out one morning clear

Subjects:
Lancashire (England)

Themes:
Letter-writing

Edition - Bod7917

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 24465

Title: The postman's knock

First Line: A wonderful man the postman is

Themes:  Letter-writing

Firth b.34(234)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8363

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V762

Title: The sailors love letter

First Line: Fare thee well love, now thou art going

Themes:  Letter-writing

Firth c.12(338)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod22656

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Series Identifier: 601


Ballad - Roud Number: V762

Title: The letter

First Line: Dearest lady I must leave thee

Themes:  Letter-writing

Firth c.12(332)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod23574

Imprint Names:  Brereton, P.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Imprint: P, Brereton, Printer, 1, Lr, Exchange, Street, Dublin

Notes:  The caption of the illustration reads: \"That's a good cheese, shopman! send me a quarter of a pound, and let your boy bring the bill.\" [below] Why is a drawn tooth like a thing forgot? Because it's out of the head.


Ballad - Roud Number: 3046

Title: A new song call'd The red hair'd mans wife

First Line: You muses devine [sic] combine and lind [sic] me your aid

Themes:  Letter-writing

2806 b.9(113)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 26(563)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 2193a

Notes:  Slip

Edition - Bod5857

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

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

Series Identifier: 684


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4735

Title: Bonnie soldier laddie of the rank and file

First Line: My love he is a soldier in lands far away

Themes:  SoldiersLetter-writing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13834

Title: Write me a letter from home

First Line: Old play-mate of days that are past

Themes:  Letter-writing

Harding B 11(395)

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Edition - Bod23415

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-ball, in West- smithfield

Sheet References:  ESTC: R216633

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V27697

Title: Loyal constancy; or, The seamans love-letter

First Line: Till from Leghorn I do return

Tune: Cloris full of harmless thoughts

Subjects:  Leghorn (Italy)

Themes:  SailorsLetter-writing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5310

Title: Vertue the reward of constancy; or, Mrs. Mary Foart's love- letter and answer to her dear heart John Blay at Leghorn

First Line: My dear to thee i'le surely be

Tune: Cloris full of harmless thoughts

Themes:  Letter-writing

Don. b.13(57)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V762

Titles:
The letter

First Lines:
Fare thee well, love, now thou art going
Fare thee well love, thou art going
Dearest maid, I must leave thee
Dearest lady I must leave thee

Themes:
Sailors
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4735

Titles:
Bonnie soldier laddie of the rank and file

First Lines:
My love he is a soldier in lands far away

Themes:
Soldiers
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13987

Titles:
The inquisitive postman

First Lines:
You seem surprised to see me here

Themes:
Letter-writing
Postmen

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 402

Titles:
Awake, drowsy sleeper
The drowsy sleeper

First Lines:
Awake, awake, you drowsy sleeper
Awake, awake, ye drowsy sleeper

Subjects:
Botany Bay (Australia)

Themes:
Letter-writing
Lovers parted

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3003

Titles:
The soldier's letter to his parents

First Lines:
Dear parents I do write, though I'm weeping day an[d] night

Subjects:
India

Themes:
Soldiers
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1194

Titles:
Answer to the Cavalier

First Lines:
One fine summer's day

Subjects:
Hong Kong

Themes:
Rejected suitor
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V345

Titles:
The cheesemonger's daughter

First Lines:
Young Timothy White was a cheesemonger's boy

Themes:
Letter-writing
Jealousy

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13988

Titles:
The postman's knock

First Lines:
A wonderful man the postman is
What a wonderful man the postman is

Themes:
Postmen
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9991

Titles:
The Cumberland garland: or, The triumphant wedding

First Lines:
A wealthy man of late

Themes:
Letter-writing
Heiresses
Adultery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1906

Titles:
The boatman
Jack Williams, the boatman
Jack Williams the boatswain
Jack Williams

First Lines:
I am a boatman by my trade
I am a boatman by trade, Jack Williams is my name
I am a boatman by my trade, Jack Williams is my name
I am a boatman by my trade Jack Williams is my name
I am a boatswain by my trade

Themes:
Letter-writing
Robbery
Prisons

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 816

Titles:
The blacksmith

First Lines:
A blacksmith courted me for nine long months or better

Themes:
Letter-writing
Blacksmiths

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3002

Titles:
Soldier's letter

First Lines:
Dear parents, I do write, though I weep day & night

Themes:
Soldiers
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3010

Titles:
The welcome letter

First Lines:
The stars were brightly shining the night was calm and clear

Themes:
Soldiers
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9223

Titles:
Landed in Botany bay
Landed in Botany bay. A new song

First Lines:
My dear girl I am landed in Botany bay

Themes:
Transported convict
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 5787

Titles:
The soldier's letter to his sweetheart!
The young soldier's letter to his sweethea[rt]
The young soldier's farewell to his sweetheart

First Lines:
Farewell my dearest Mary, for India I am bound
Farewell my dearest Mary for India I am bound
Farewell, my dearest Mary, for India I am bound
Farewell, my dearest Mary, for India I [am] bound

Subjects:
India
Ireland

Themes:
Soldiers
Drunkenness
Letter-writing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1020

Titles:
Gregral M'Chree
Sweet Gragal ma Chree
Gragerel Macgre
Grageral Macgree
Sweet Galmachree

First Lines:
I am a fond lover that is sorely opprest
I am am [sic] a fond lover that sorely opprest
I am a young lover and sorely oppress'd
I am a young lover that's sorely oppress'd
I am a young lover that is sorely oppressed

Themes:
Letter-writing
Lovers parted

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 90

Titles:
Death of Georgy

First Lines:
As I went over London Bridge

Themes:
Letter-writing
Poaching

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