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Ballad Work - Roud Number: 123

Titles:
Queen Elizabeth's champion; or, A famous sea-fight between the emperor of Germany, and the earl of Essex
Queen Elizabeth's champion; or, Great-Britain's glory

First Lines:
Come sound up your trumpets, and beat up your drums
Come sound up your trumpets and beat up your drums

Subjects:
Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V729

Titles:
Teddy O'Gra

First Lines:
Come all you sons of Hibernia
Come all you sons of Hib[er]nia
O come all you sons of Hibernia

Subjects:
Ireland

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V12637

Titles:
Tom Truelove's knell

First Lines:
Tom Truelove woo'd the sweetest fair

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1259

Titles:
A new sea song on the present times

First Lines:
Now rouse ye valiant Britons, with ancient courage true

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 23749

Titles:
Rodney's glory

First Lines:
Give ear you British hearts of gold

Subjects:
West Indies
Rodney, George Brydges Rodney, Baron, 1719-1792

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V10035

Titles:
The Spanish Snow
The Spanish snow

First Lines:
'Twas on the fourteenth day of November
On the fourteenth day of April
On the second, day of April the truth I'm going to say

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1863

Titles:
The watery gods

First Lines:
The wat'ry god, great Neptune, lay

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8559

Titles:
The distressed seaman

First Lines:
O listen to a tale of woe

Themes:
Naval battles

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3080

Titles:
True wonders, and strange news from Rumsey in Hampshire
The signal to engage

First Lines:
The signal to engage shall be
Good people all to me draw neer

Themes:
Naval battles

Edition - Bod4019

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, 14, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 4(49) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1369

Title: Patrick O'Neal, or, The Irishman's description of a man of war

First Line: O ye sons of Hibernia, who're snug on dry land

Themes:  Naval battles

Harding B 4(50)

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Johnson Ballads 943

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Edition - Bod1198

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer and Wholesale Toy Warehouse 6 Great st Andrew street 7 dials

Notes:  Harding B 25(1934) is another impression


Ballad - Roud Number: V12640

Title: Tom Transom

First Line: Tom Transom a seamen [sic] sound to the back bone

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.12(306)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 16(290b)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod1509

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, 14, Great St Andrew street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Harding B 25(2033) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V3099

Title: When at war on the ocean

First Line: When in war on the ocean we meet the proud foe

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.13(144)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod1993

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1855 and 1858

Imprint: [Bebbington,] Printer, 6, [Goulden]-street, Oldham-road, Manchester

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads. See Firth c.26(172)

Series Identifier: 50


Ballad - Roud Number: 23522

Title: Red, white and blue

First Line: Oh Britannia! the gem of the ocean

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.12(386)

Notes:  Slip. Imprint defaced.


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Edition - Bod5222

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, and Toy Warehouse 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials

Notes:  Part of a sheet of four ballads; see Harding B 11(3990)


Ballad - Roud Number: V17412

Title: Captain Death

First Line: The muse and the hero together are fir'd

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.12(19)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod5650

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: Printed by H. Such, 123, Union St. Borough


Ballad - Roud Number: V8728

Title: Mother be proud of your boy in blue!

First Line: Cheer up cheer up, my mother dear

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.12(336)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod75

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Great Saint Andrew-street, 7 Dials

Notes:  The same setting of type, with a different cut, appears in a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(314). Curzon b.17(98) is another edition Harding B 17(27b) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: 4583

Title: The Blanch

First Line: You Frenchmen don't boast of your fighting

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.13(49)

Notes:  Slip. Slip.


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Edition - Bod6465

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: J Pitts Printer and Wholesale Toy Warehouse 6 Great st Andrew street 7 dials

Notes:  Harding B 25(294) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V20755

Title: The British tars

First Line: Come all you thoughtless young men

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.12(397)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod2560

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: H.P. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher 177, Union Street, Borough, London. S.E.

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Firth b.26(292).

Series Identifier: 342


Ballad - Roud Number: 12675

Title: The Arethusa

First Line: Come all you jolly seamen bold

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth c.12(56)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod3391

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by Jennings, 5, Water-lane, Fleet-street


Ballad

Title: New song on the engagement between the Amythist, & Thetis, English and French frigates

First Line: Come all you valiant heroes that sail upon the sea

Themes:  Naval battles

Harding B 25(47)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod3421

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by Jennings, No, 13, Water-lane, Fleet- street, London

Notes:  Harding B 16(22d) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 1447

Title: Billy and Susan's parting

First Line: Sweet Susan I come to take my leave

Themes:  Naval battles

2806 c.19(1)

Notes:  Slip.


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Firth c.12(140)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 25(190)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod3594

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(2063). Different ballad from Firth c.12(317).


Ballad - Roud Number: V1214

Title: Larry O-Brien

First Line: I am lately return'd from the ocean

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Naval battles

Firth b.27(306)

Notes:  Slip.


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Firth c.12(318)

Notes:  Slip.


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Harding B 25(1071)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod12408

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1802 and 1819

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, No. 14, Great St. Andrew Street Seven Dials

Notes:  Firth c.13(49) is another edition Harding B 17(27b) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: 4583

Title: The Blanch

First Line: You Frenchmen don't boast of your fighting

Themes:  Naval battles

Curzon b.17(98)

Notes:  Slip. Slip.


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Edition - Bod12472

Imprint Names:  Fordyce, W. and T.

Imprint Locations:  Newcastle

Date  between 1832 and 1842

Imprint: W. & T. Fordyce, Printers, 15, Grey Street Newcastle

Series Identifier: 130


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4583

Title: The Blanch frigate

First Line: You Frenchmen, don't talk of your fighting, nor of the great deeds you have done

Themes:  Naval battles

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V285

Title: Rob Roy MacGregor

First Line: Pardon now the bold outlaw

Subjects:  MacGregor, Robert (Rob Roy), 1671-1734

Harding B 11(315)

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Edition - Bod12760

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Jennings, No. 15, Water Lane, Fleet Street, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V3081

Title: The signal's gave

First Line: The signal's gave, all hands prepare

Themes:  Naval battles

Harding B 25(1777)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod13732

Imprint Names:  Batchelar, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1817 and 1828

Imprint: Printed and sold by T. Batchelar, 115, Long Alley, Moorfields


Ballad - Roud Number: 4583

Title: The Blanch

First Line: You Frenchmen dont boast of your fighting

Themes:  Naval battles

Harding B 25(208)

Notes:  Slip


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