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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7542

Titles:
Pretty Miss Rose the shroud maker
Pretty miss Rose, the shroud maker

First Lines:
Not far from Fleet market, a man did reside
Not far from Fleet market a man did reside

Subjects:
London (England)

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women
Tradesmen

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13616

Titles:
The way to keep him

First Lines:
Ye fair who shine thro' Britain's isle

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11098

Titles:
Nice young maidens

First Lines:
Here's a pretty set of us, nice young maidens
Here's a pretty set of us

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women
Spinsters

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1271

Titles:
Female auctioneer
The female auctioneer

First Lines:
Well, here I am and what of that?
Well, here I am, and what of that
Well here I am, & what of that!
Well here I am, and what of that

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V520

Titles:
A bold stroke for a wife! Or, Modern courtship

First Lines:
Here's a new song, to the time of an old, favourite ditty

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3514

Titles:
I'm sweet sixteen

First Lines:
My mother says I'm far too young

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5497

Titles:
Young Jemmy

First Lines:
Says the daughter to the mother

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women
Presbyterians

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11668

Titles:
I wish he would decide, mamma
I wish he would decide

First Lines:
I wish he would decide, mamma

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 846

Titles:
Nobody comes to marry me
Nobody coming to woo
Nobody coming to marry me

First Lines:
The dogs began to bark
The dogs began for to bark
Last night the dogs did bark

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women
Spinsters

Edition - Bod1230

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Paul, J. and co.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Date  between 1838 and 1845

Imprint: [1st ballad] Printed by J. Paul and Co., 2 and 3 Monmouth Court, 7 Dials. [2nd ballad] J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth- court, 7 Dials

Notes:  2806 c.16(243) is another issue.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1663

Title: The pensioner's complaint

First Line: You neighbours all listen, a story I'll tell

Notes:  Harding B 16(201b) is another impression of this ballad alone. Harding B 16(201c) is another impression of this ballad alone.

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 802

Title: Don't let me die a maid

First Line: One day as I was walking I saw a lovely maid

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Firth c.26(92)

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Harding B 11(2988)

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Edition - Bod5289

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V13616

Title: The way to keep him

First Line: Ye fair who shine thro' Britain's isle

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Harding B 22(335)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod991

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.Crouch, E.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1663 and 1674

Imprint: London, Printed by E. Crowch, for F. Coles, T. Vere, & J. Wright


Ballad - Roud Number: V30141

Title: The merry maid of Middlesex. Or, A pretty song made by a pretty maid

First Line: It was not long agone since Cupid with his dart

Tune: The maid that lost her way

Themes:  Marriage prospects - womenTradesmen

4o Rawl. 566(51)

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Edition - Bod6627

Imprint Names:  Neesom

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Neesom, Printer, 163, Brick lane, Spitalfields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17499

Title: Merrily goes the mill

First Line: Merrily rolls the mill-stream on

Themes:  Millers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1271

Title: The female auctioneer

First Line: Well here I am, and what of that

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Firth b.25(589)

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Edition - Bod6632

Imprint Names:  Birt

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1841

Imprint: Birt, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew street, Seven Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20308

Title: Perhaps its as well as it is

First Line: By my pa and my ma I'm styl'd

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1982

Title: The moon is up

First Line: The moon is up and in the sky

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 7064

Title: The drunkard's child

First Line: Taking my walks on a cold winter's day

Notes:  Harding B 15(90a) is another impression of this ballad alone

Themes:  Drunkenness

Firth b.25(49)

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Harding B 11(2991)

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Edition - Bod6752

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: William Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: V3188

Title: A damsel's adventures

First Line: Men and maids give attention to what I do say

Tune: The sprig of shillelah

Themes:  Marriage prospects - womenTradesmen

Firth b.34(79)

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Edition - Bod6854

Imprint Names:  Kendrew, J.

Imprint Locations:  York

Date  between 1803 and 1848

Imprint: J. Kendrew, Printer, York


Ballad - Roud Number: 846

Title: Nobody coming to marry me

First Line: Last night the dogs did bark

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Firth b.34(207)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 25(1371)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod2145

Imprint Names:  Stone, R.Keys, E.Reed, S.Brown, A.

Imprint Locations:  ExeterDevonportNewportBristol

Imprint: Printed by Elias Keys, Devonport. Sold by R. Stone, Exeter; A. Brown, Bristol Bridge, Bristol; And S. Reed, Newport, Monmouthshire


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V977

Title: Oh dear! how I long to get married

First Line: I am a damsel so blooming and gay

Subjects:  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16492

Title: The girl I left behind me

First Line: The wars are o'er, and gentle peace

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(2738)

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Edition - Bod2907

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Notes:  The text alone is part of a sheet of two ballads; see Firth b.25(386).


Ballad - Roud Number: V16983

Title: Mamma won't l[et me] marry yet

First Line: Mamma won't let me marry yet

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Harding B 15(181a)

Notes:  The illustration and the text are separately printed items. Slip


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Edition - Bod3339

Imprint Names:  Neesom

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Neesom, Printer, 166, Brick Lane, Spitalfields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V27267

Title: The cottage in the dingle

First Line: O, mark the maid that comes this way

Tune: I love thee every dearly

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11668

Title: I wish he would decide

First Line: I wish he would decide, mamma

Tune: Number one

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Harding B 20(30)

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Edition - Bod12661

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: J. Harkness, Printer, 121, Church street, Preston

Series Identifier: 113


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V977

Title: O dear how I long to get married

First Line: I am a damsel so blooming and gay

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2553

Title: Isle of beauty!

First Line: Shades of evening close not o'er us

Themes:  Emigration

Harding B 11(2740)

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Edition - Bod12728

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V977

Title: Oh dear! how I long [to] get married

First Line: I am a damsel so blooming and gay

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2024

Title: [The pirate of the isles]

First Line: I command a sturdy band

Notes:  The title is torn off

Themes:  Piracy

Harding B 11(2741)

Notes:  Torn at upper right corner


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Edition - Bod13485

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Series Identifier: 977


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 24926

Title: The veteran

First Line: It was a sabbath morn

Themes:  Soldiers

2nd Ballad

Title: Its nice to have a lover

First Line: Oh, aint it something jolly, girls

Tune: It's nice to be a father

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Harding B 11(3977)

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Edition - Bod7626

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 165


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3514

Title: I'm sweet sixteen

First Line: My mother says I'm far too young

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2855

Title: Come drain the bright glass

First Line: Let each fill his glass with a smile on his lips

Tune: The flag of the free

Themes:  Drinking

Firth b.27(356)

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Harding B 11(1733)

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Johnson Ballads 3310

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Edition - Bod10011

Imprint Names:  Fowler

Imprint Locations:  Salisbury

Date  between 1770 and 1800

Imprint: Fowler, Printer, Salisbury


Ballad - Roud Number: V520

Title: A bold stroke for a wife! Or, Modern courtship

First Line: Here's a new song, to the time of an old, favourite ditty

Tune: Moderation and alteration

References:

ESTC: T22954

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Harding B 14(8)

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Edition - Bod8064

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  [1852]

Imprint: John Harkness, Printer, 121, Church Street, Office -- North Road, Preston

Series Identifier: 694


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V30171

Title: Verses on the awful calamity at Holmfirth by the bursting of a reservoir ... on Thursday February 5th, 1852

First Line: Oh, did you hear the dreadful news

Themes:  1852

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7630

Title: I won't be a nun

First Line: Now, is it not a pity such a pretty girl as I

Themes:  Marriage prospects - women

Firth b.34(51)

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