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Ballad Work - Roud Number: 2647

Titles:
Nature's gay day
'Twas nature's gay day
Twas nature's gay day
It was nature's gay day

First Lines:
It was nature's gay day, bright smiling Mayday
'Twas nature's gay day
'Twas nature's gay day, bright smiling May day
It was nature's gay day

Themes:
May day

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8422

Titles:
The May-day country mirth. Or, The young lad and lasses innocent recreation

First Lines:
Joan from the maypole away let's run

Themes:
May day

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6387

Titles:
Where the grassy turf

First Lines:
Where the grassy turf, o'erhung with willow

Themes:
May day

Edition - Bod2063

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

Imprint Locations:  ExeterDevonportNewportBristol

Imprint: Printed and Sold by Elias Keys, Devonport. Sold also by R. Stone, Fore-street hill, Exeter; A. Brown, General Dealer, Bristol Bridge, Bristol; And S. Reed, Newport, Monmouthshire


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: May-pole

First Line: Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V10612

Title: I wish I'd a thousand a year

First Line: I wish I'd a thousand a year

Harding B 11(2389)

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Edition - Bod13302

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Machine Printer, and Publisher, 177, Union- st., Boro'. S.E.

Series Identifier: 390


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 333

Title: The bold pedlar and Robin Hood

First Line: There chanced to be a pedlar bold

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3116

Title: The trysting tree

First Line: In the days of old, when the forest and glade

Themes:  May day

Harding B 11(382)

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Edition - Bod8085

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Bebbington, Printer, 22, Goulden Street, Oldham Road, Manchester

Series Identifier: 108


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 370

Title: Dawning of the day

First Line: As I walked forth one morning fair, in the summer time

Subjects:  Bantry Bay (Ireland)

Themes:  SeductionMay

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V31045

Title: Faithless maiden

First Line: Scenes where memory fondly lingers

Firth b.34(83)

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Harding B 11(805)

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Edition - Bod14003

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: Printed at Such's Song Mart, 123, Union Street, Boro' S.E. and at 83, Upper White Cross-street, St. Luke's


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 370

Title: Dawning of the day

First Line: As I walked forth one morning fair in the sweet summer time

Subjects:  Botany Bay (Australia)

Themes:  SeductionMay

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 233

Title: The duke of Marlborough

First Line: You generals all and champions bold

Subjects:  Marlborough, John Churchill, Duke of, 1650-1722

Harding B 11(803)

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Edition - Bod16598

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 22940

Title: All around the may-pole

First Line: All around the maypole how they trot

References:

ESTC: T195506

Themes:  May day

Harding B 22(367)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod19509

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court


Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: May pole

First Line: Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads

Themes:  May day

Johnson Ballads 230

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod21436

Imprint Names:  Johnson

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1847 and 1862

Imprint: Johnson, Printer, St. Martin's Lane, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V3116

Title: The trysting tree

First Line: In the days of old when the forest shade

Themes:  May day

2806 c.13(303)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod21462

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 315


Ballad

Title: The new queen of May

First Line: Ev'ry nymph and shephard [sic] bring

Tune: The happy shepherd

Themes:  May day

2806 c.13(304)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod23753

Imprint Names:  Norris, T.Deacon, M.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondon

Imprint: Printed for T. Norris, for M. Deacn [sic] at the Horse-shooe in Giltspur-street

Notes:  The score is fragmentary


Ballad - Roud Number: V8422

Title: The May-day country mirth. Or, The young lad and lasses innocent recreation

First Line: Joan from the maypole away let's run

References:

ESTC: N69899

Themes:  May day

Douce Ballads 2(152a)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3116

Titles:
British invincibles
The trysting tree
Trysting tree

First Lines:
In the days of old when the forest shade
In the days of old when forest and glade
In the days of old, when the forest and glade
I'm a bold British volunteer
In the days of old, when forest and glade

Themes:
Soldiers
May day

Edition - Bod1068

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed at Pitts, Wholesale Toy Warehouse 6, Gre[at] st Andrew street, 7 dials


Ballad

Title: The queen of May

First Line: When the winter is gone and the summer is come

Themes:  Rural societyMay day

Firth c.18(154)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(216a)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod5830

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: 384


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: The may pole

First Line: Come lasses and lads take leave of your dads

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2741

Title: The soldier's farewell to Manchester

First Line: In coming down to Manchester to gain my liberty

Notes:  Harding B 15(301a) is another edition of this ballad alone

Subjects:  Manchester (England)

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(2388)

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Johnson Ballads 1180

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Edition - Bod2108

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Prsnter [sic], 2, & 3, Monmouth court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16780

Title: When first [I] went to sea

First Line: Oh well do I remember still

Tune: Admiral

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(2608)

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Edition - Bod2143

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4441

Title: Nothing

First Line: When rhyming & verses at first were in fashion

Performers:  Williams, Mr.

Performance Locations:  Vauxhall Gardens

2nd Ballad

Title: The queen of May

First Line: When the winter is gone and the summer is come

Themes:  Rural societyMay day

Harding B 11(2727)

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Edition - Bod12061

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1841

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


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: It was nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1010

Title: The jolly buccaneer

First Line: The good ship Revenge, through the ocean spank'd lightly

Themes:  Piracy

Harding B 11(1823)

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Edition - Bod12482

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15931

Title: Mechanics' lamentation

First Line: Come listen, dear neighbours, to these lines which I've made

Themes:  Trade depression

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

Harding B 11(2392)

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Johnson Ballads 2671

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Johnson Ballads 2672

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Edition - Bod14004

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 370

Title: The dawning of the day

First Line: As I step'd forth one morning clear

Subjects:  Bantry Bay (Ireland)

Themes:  SeductionMay

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 360

Title: The roving journeyman

First Line: I am a roving journeyman

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Weavers

Harding B 11(804)

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Edition - Bod14005

Imprint Names:  Livsey, J.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  18--

Imprint: Sold at the Song Mart, 12, Whittle-st. ... Livsey Printer Manchester


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 370

Title: Dawning of the day

First Line: As I waek'd [sic] forth one morning fair all in the summer time

Subjects:  Bantry Bay (Ireland)

Themes:  SeductionMay

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13248

Title: The home of an Englishman

First Line: There's a land that bears a well-known name

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

Harding B 11(806)

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Edition - Bod18946

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8179

Title: England Europe's glory

First Line: There is a land amidst the waves

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: 'Twas nature's gay day

First Line: 'Twas nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

Harding B 11(1070)

Notes:  Printed on blue paper


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Edition - Bod6821

Imprint Names:  Jacques, G.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Printed, and Sold Wholesale and Retail, by G. Jacques, Oldham Road Library, Manchester

Series Identifier: 13


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1571

Title: Sheep's eyes for ever!

First Line: Said Hodge one day, to his son Ned

Themes:  FarmersRural society

Firth b.25(477)

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Edition - Bod6968

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: Printed and Published by H. Such, 123, Union Street, Boro'.

Series Identifier: 242


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 17715

Title: The charity girl

First Line: I'm a charity girl as you may see

Themes:  Education

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V182

Title: Biddy the basket woman

First Line: If ever you go to London town

Themes:  Street traders

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: It was nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

Firth b.26(274)

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Edition - Bod12060

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: It was nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 17715

Title: The charity girl

First Line: I'm a charity girl, as you may see

Themes:  Education

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V182

Title: Biddy, the basket woman

First Line: If ever you go to London town

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Street traders

Harding B 11(1822)

Notes:  Harding B 11(1822) lacks the imprint.


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Harding B 20(75)

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