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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 - 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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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 - 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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Edition - Bod18857

Imprint Names:  Paemel, I.-C. van

Imprint Locations:  Ghent

Imprint: Gent, Drukkery van I.-C. Van Paemel, Violettestraet

Series Identifier: 42


1st Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Liedeken van de Liberteyd

First Line: De liberteyd is weerd om pryzen

Themes:  Liberty

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Streyd lied tot verwerping der liberteyd

First Line: Wel wat hoor ik hier nu razen

Tune: Staet op schoon lief en wilt ontvanzen

Themes:  Liberty

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Liedeken van eenen potafer, die met bedrog een ryke joffrouw vryde en trouwde

First Line: Ik zal u gaen verklaren

Tune: Philis gy hebt gewonnen

4th Ballad

Title: Placcaet van twee-en-veertig verscheyde dronkaerds

First Line: Den eersten die is wys met alle eere

Themes:  Drunkenness

5th Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Nieuw mey-lied

First Line: 't Is met den mey dat alles gaet erleven

Tune: ô Ma zélie

Themes:  May day

Harding B 43(p. 41, 42)

Notes:  The sheet is divided.

Edition - Bod1449

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Simmons

Imprint Locations:  LondonReading

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials, London. Sold by Simmons, Reading


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: The May pole

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

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 217

Title: When bucks a hunting go

First Line: How sweet is the horn that sounds in the morn

Themes:  Hunting

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V25958

Title: Robin Hood

First Line: As blithe as the linnet sings in the green wood

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 21272

Title: Grand conversation under the rose

First Line: As Mars and Minerva was viewing of some implements

Themes:  Politics and government

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 348

Title: Little Mary the sailor's bride

First Line: As William and Mary strayed by the sea side

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4632

Title: Firm as oak, & free from care

First Line: Oh firm as oak, and free from care

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V265

Title: The blue-eyed stranger

First Line: One night the north wind loud did blow

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wind

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 2668

Title: Poor dog Tray

First Line: On the green banks of Shannon, when Shelah was nigh

Johnson Ballads fol. 27

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Edition - Bod5351

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer Wholesale toy and marble warehouse 6, Great st Andrew street 7 dials

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 733 is another issue


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13403

Title: [She's] down in the village a waiting for me

First Line: They tell us that Venus arose from the sea

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23104

Title: The merry little soldier

First Line: I'm a merry little soldier

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5569

Title: Far over land

First Line: Far over land far over wave, a pilgrim I am roaming

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2678

Title: She's fail'd in her truth

First Line: And has she then fail'd in her truth

Themes:  Rejected suitor

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 7759

Title: Why are you wandering here I pray?

First Line: Why are you wand'ring her[e] I pray?

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Performance Locations:  Haymarket Theatre

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1749

Title: [G]allant trobadour [sic]

First Line: Glowing with love on fire [for fame]

7th Ballad

Title: The queen of May

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

Themes:  Rural societyMay day

Johnson Ballads 735

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Johnson Ballads 3069

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Edition - Bod7625

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 55


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V4837

Title: I couldn't think of such a thing

First Line: A little time ago my old aunt Grizzle chanc'd to die

Themes:  Countryman in LondonInheritance

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Nature's gay day

First Line: It was nature's gay day

Themes:  May day

Firth b.27(355)

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Harding B 11(1625)

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Johnson Ballads 2573

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Johnson Ballads 3302

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Edition - Bod8317

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3116

Title: Trysting tree

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

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1093

Title: The Nightingale

First Line: My love he was a rich farmer's son

Themes:  GhostsPress-gangs

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 18526

Title: Stormy winds do blow

First Line: You gentlemen of England who live at ease

Themes:  Naval

Firth c.12(296)

Notes:  Imprint defaced


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Edition - Bod4695

Imprint Names:  Watts, T.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Printed and sold by T. Watts, 14, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3906

Title: Can she be happy now

First Line: She's deck'd with gold and jewel rare

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5272

Title: Is there a heart that never lov'd

First Line: Is there a heart that never lov'd

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13861

Title: Tis last rose of summer

First Line: 'Tis the last rose of summer

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2168

Title: Irish Molly O!

First Line: As I walked out one morning all in the month of may

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1657

Title: My master's gun

First Line: I'm a 'prentice boy, my name is bob

Themes:  Apprentices

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V196

Title: My beautiful Rhine

First Line: How sweet 'tis to wander

Themes:  Rhine, river

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 2647

Title: Twas nature's gay day

First Line: 'Twas nature's gay day, bright smiling May day

Themes:  May day

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V5569

Title: Far over land

First Line: Far over land

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 949

Title: The storm

First Line: Cease rude boreas blusterous railer

Authors:  Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Themes:  Naval

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13805

Title: My gentle mother dear

First Line: There was a place in childhood that I remember well

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V11620

Title: The pride of old Kentucky

First Line: Twas a sultry day, I guess

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V7887

Title: Bright jewel of my eye

First Line: I've courted damsels brown and fair

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 6915

Title: My mamma did so before me

First Line: I am a brisk and lively lass

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 1281

Title: The brave old oak

First Line: A song to the oak, the brave old oak

Authors:  Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872

Themes:  English history

15th Ballad

Title: For thee [...]

First Line: For thee [...]

Firth b.28(35)

Notes:  Imperfect; torn lower right corner. Stamped: Bodleian Library, Percy Manning Collection, 1917. Large format



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Edition - Bod7810

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

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: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possessed of great beauty

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V9065

Title: The wreath

First Line: For me my fair a wreath has wove

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3111

Title: Banks of Clyde

First Line: While some praise the pastoral margin of Tweed

Subjects:  Clyde River (Scotland)

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 2675

Title: The robin's petition

First Line: When the leaves had forsaken the trees

Themes:  Robin, the

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V19509

Title: Tipitywichet

First Line: This very morning handy

Themes:  Drinking

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3339

Title: Canst thou love, yet coldly fly me

First Line: Canst thou love, yet coldly fly me?

Performers:  Wilson, Mr.

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V3939

Title: Barney Brallaghan's wedding

First Line: Dear Judy at last has gi'en the kind yes

Themes:  Marriage

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9075

Title: The dew is on the grass

First Line: Softly, softly will I pass

Performers:  Waylett, Harriet, 1798-1851

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V3541

Title: Light cigar

First Line: Now the day is over

Tune: Law

Themes:  Smoking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 2062

Title: The bride's farewell

First Line: Farewell, mother! tears are streaming

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V1821

Title: Where is the rover

First Line: Where, where is the rover?

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V15969

Title: I'll not throw away the flower

First Line: I'll not throw away the flower

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V2898

Title: The rose of Cashmere

First Line: By the flower of the valley

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 12880

Title: The congreve man

First Line: I am going to tell you a curious tale

Tune: The cork leg

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V29582

Title: She lived for love alone

First Line: She liv'd for love alone

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V155

Title: The mountain's brow

First Line: Away, away to the mountain's brow

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 1234

Title: Landlord fill a flowing bowl

First Line: Come landlord fill a flowing bowl

Themes:  Drinking

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V16583

Title: Deploring damsel

First Line: 'Twas when the seas were roaring

Themes:  Sailors

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V7197

Title: Swiss boy

First Line: Come arouse thee, arouse thee, my brave Swiss boy

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V5375

Title: Kate Anderson, my Kate. (An answer to John Anderson my Joe)

First Line: Kate Anderson, my ain Kate

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11234

Title: Give Isaac the nymph

First Line: Give Isaac the nymph who no beauty can boast

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V434

Title: Light bark

First Line: Off! said the stranger, off! off! & away

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 17553

Title: Merry row the bonnie bark

First Line: O, merry row, O, merry row

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V21048

Title: This rose I pluck'd at morn

First Line: This rose I pluck'd at morn

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V15537

Title: My Henry is gone

First Line: O green are the groves where with Henry I strayed

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V931

Title: Oft in the stilly night

First Line: Oft in the stilly night

Firth b.28(34)

Notes:  Stamped: Bodleian Library, Percy Manning Collection, 1917. Large format



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Edition - Bod8387

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1855 and 1861

Imprint: Hodges, Printer Wholesale Toy Warehuose [sic] 26 Grafton Street, Soho, London


1st Ballad

Title: The queen of May

First Line: When the winter is gone summer is come

Themes:  Rural societyMay day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5900

Title: The great India war

First Line: Attention give, both high & low that live both far & near

Themes:  India - Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858

Firth c.14(85)

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