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Edition - Bod663

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: R. March & Co., St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell, London

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements, poems, and prose pieces. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918. Large format

Series Identifier: R. March & Co.'s Sole Right Edition 37


1st Ballad

Title: Is it any injustice to England?

First Line: I was thinking tonight, as I sat in the gloaming

Authors:  Williams, Charles

Performers:  MacNally, Jessie

Themes:  Patriotism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8671

Title: A health to thee, Tom Moor[e]

First Line: My boat is on the shore

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 5266

Title: Pretty pond lilies

First Line: Whilst waiting in the lane for you, darling

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V5839

Title: Stick to the whisky you're used to

First Line: To London repaired from the purty green Isle

Performers:  Leslie, Fred

Themes:  Irish - England

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 12904

Title: Mary of Argyle

First Line: I have heard the mavis singing

6th Ballad

Title: The Irish Italian grinder. Or, The Irish Mickey

First Line: You'd think by the style of my cost [sic]

Authors:  Duffy, H.A.Powell, Orlando

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Organ-grinders

7th Ballad

Title: He's gone

First Line: I'm going home, said a masher bold

Performers:  Jones, Paul

8th Ballad

Title: Dear love

First Line: I do not dare to tell thee, dear

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V4783

Title: The horn of chase

First Line: To join the chase at break of day

10th Ballad

Title: The brothers Maloney

First Line: The brothers Maloney were rollicking boys

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

Subjects:  Ireland

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V28723

Title: The English rose

First Line: Among the fairest flowers that Dame Nature grows

Performers:  Robina, Florrie, 1867-1953

Themes:  Patriotism

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V31103

Title: They're after me

First Line: To be a man sought after ev'rywhere is rather sweet

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Themes:  TimesNationalityRoyal family

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V29903

Title: Fairly knocked the Yankees in Chicago

First Line: I have always had a notion, I should cause a great commotion

Authors:  Walsh, James

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952Stockwell, Walter

Subjects:  Chicago (U.S.A.)

Themes:  Emigration - IrishWorld's Fair, Chicago

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4508

Title: Mutual pity

First Line: Tom, ever jovial, ever gay

15th Ballad
16th Ballad

Title: Welcome home

First Line: How sweet it is for wanderers

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V17183

Title: Songs of childhood

First Line: Songs of childhood! how they haunt us

Performers:  Elliott, Meredith

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V29124

Title: When the winkle man goes by

First Line: Say, boys, on Sunday what a treat!

Themes:  Street traders

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V20490

Title: Now then Molly

First Line: I live with my granny, in a pretty home

Themes:  Irish

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V30100

Title: That moved him

First Line: A quiet little street is mine, and quietness is right

Authors:  Morton, R.

Performers:  Rudd, Austin

21st Ballad - Roud Number: V6243

Title: Little sweetheart, come and kiss me

First Line: Little sweetheart, come and kiss me

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 4871

Title: Uncle Ned

First Line: There was an old nigger, his name was Uncle Ned

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

23rd Ballad

Title: Tit for tat

First Line: If you cross the hill by my father's mill

24th Ballad

Title: Hi! Kelly!

First Line: Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! Hi! Kelly! bring your boat

Themes:  Boating

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V1629

Title: When will you meet me again Norah?

First Line: When will you meet me again, Norah?

26th Ballad

Title: They all take after me

First Line: Folks say I ought to think myself the luckiest of men

Authors:  Connor, T.W.

Performers:  Randall, Harry, 1860-1932

Themes:  IrishFamily life

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: Oh, have you not heard of Kate Kearney

Authors:  Morgan, Sydney, Lady Morgan

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V1753

Title: They say there is some distant land

First Line: They say there is some distant land

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V6762

Title: Daddy wouldn't buy me a sweetheart

First Line: I'm not a silly sort of girl

Authors:  Godwin, WillPowell, Orlando

Performers:  Forrest, Arthur, 1858-1908

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V2976

Title: The wanderer's return

First Line: When, as a lad, long years ago

Authors:  Atkins, NortonPowell, Orlando

Performers:  Chaplin, Charles, d. 1901

31st Ballad

Title: Good health to the bridal pair

First Line: Myself and my relatives -- also the lodger --

Authors:  Atkins, Norton

Performers:  Reece, Arthur

Themes:  Royal family

32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32457

Title: If I hear that again I shall clear the court

First Line: Pray, usher, cry \"Silence,\" I now take my seat

Performers:  Fairburn, George, 1864-1918

Subjects:  Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Courts and law

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V10154

Title: Dear old boy

First Line: What a lot a pals we have when we've got the rhino

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Hylton, Millie, 1868-1920

34th Ballad - Roud Number: V8762

Title: Where Liffey rolls its silver stream

First Line: Where Liffey rolls its silver stream

Subjects:  Ireland

35th Ballad - Roud Number: V2158

Title: Let Erin remember the days of old

First Line: Let Erin remember the days of old

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

Subjects:  Ireland

36th Ballad

Title: How they do it

First Line: Have you ever watched the fellows

Performers:  Leslie, Fanny, 1856-1935

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V13542

Title: The wanderer

First Line: There's a grey-hair'd old woman who mourns for her boy

Performers:  Farrell, Nelly, d. 1889

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V9264

Title: Old England's a lion

First Line: Old England's a lion, stretch'd out at his ease

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

39th Ballad - Roud Number: 18834

Title: There is a tavern in the town

First Line: There is a tavern in the town, in the town

Authors:  Hills, W.H.

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V30343

Title: His mother'll lose a son

First Line: A blackguard named Jack Hollagan's the biggest scamp in town

Authors:  Brown, Tom

Performers:  Caffery, Frank

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V23181

Title: I'm not

First Line: \"Appearance is deceptive\" -- that's a truth you may declare --

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25419

Title: Boys will be boys

First Line: A pretty little boy was Ned, when quite a little nipper on my knee

Authors:  McCarthy, Dennis J.

Performers:  McCarthy, Dennis J.

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V2084

Title: Paddy's pastoral rhapsody

First Line: As Molly the other day, sir

Attributation: Sung by the Author in his Irish Evenings

44th Ballad - Roud Number: 5207

Title: Teddy O'Neal

First Line: I've seen the mud cabin he danced his wild jig in

Themes:  Irish

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V21112

Title: The blarney

First Line: Oh, did you ne'er hear of the Blarney

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V13985

Title: Rich and rare were the gems she wore

First Line: Rich and rare were the gems she wore

47th Ballad - Roud Number: V7936

Title: Cushlamachree

First Line: Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises

Subjects:  Ireland

48th Ballad

Title: Kate O'Grady

First Line: They say that an Irishman dotes on three things

Authors:  Osborne, Charles

Performers:  Carney, Tom, 1859-1911

Subjects:  Ireland

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V8065

Title: The story of a kiss

First Line: The girl I adore is a charmer divine

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Godfrey, Charles, 1851-1900

50th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Bold Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V20280

Title: The press gang

First Line: Sit round the galley fire, my lads, and listen while I sing

Authors:  Watson, Michael, d. 1889

Themes:  Sailors

52nd Ballad - Roud Number: V24729

Title: He's the man to win the day

First Line: When a trembling lover dies

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32778

Title: Hi, boys! hi, boys! or Uncle Joes spree

First Line: I, from the country came up

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952

Themes:  Countryman in LondonEntertainments

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V3548

Title: Guiding light

First Line: White crested is the murky sea

Authors:  Bingham, G.C.Henry, John

Themes:  Shipwreck

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V15719

Title: The emigrant ship

First Line: See yon vessel, in the harbour

Performers:  Leyton, George, 1864-1948

Themes:  Emigration

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V32283

Title: Ivanhoe

First Line: Now ladies do not think for a moment I'm a single man

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Subjects:  Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900

Themes:  Theaters

57th Ballad

Title: \"Out\"

First Line: In the Gentlemen's bar at the \"Crumpet and Pig,\"

Authors:  Wilmott, C.

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V32274

Title: I havn't made any enquiries

First Line: A young man who once heard me sing stood up and said

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

59th Ballad

Title: In darkest London

First Line: I don't see why old General Booth

Authors:  Lonsdale, T.S.

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Subjects:  Booth, William, 1829-1912

Themes:  Salvation Army

60th Ballad - Roud Number: V17613

Title: Don't run down the Irish

First Line: It seems to be the thing, tho' I

Authors:  Williams, Charles

Performers:  MacNally, Jessie

Themes:  Irish

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V6629

Title: Voices of the past

First Line: To-night the bells of mem'ry chime

Authors:  Lennox, Lindsay

62nd Ballad - Roud Number: V12012

Title: Love's rebuke

First Line: Ye hapless ones who say, \"Love's but a dream,\"

Performers:  McKay, Iver

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V25725

Title: The difference between east and west

First Line: Many people love the study of our fellow folk, mankind

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Entertainments

64th Ballad - Roud Number: V13842

Title: Sing, sweet harp

First Line: Sing, sweet harp, oh sing to me

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

Themes:  Irish

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V4143

Title: A nice quiet week

First Line: Wilkins, and Winks, and Binks, and I, feeling our nerves undone

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Tilley, Vesta, 1864-1952

66th Ballad

Title: She put it in her diary

First Line: Now once there was a maiden who was up to every move

Performers:  LeBlanc, Marie

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentBreach of promise

67th Ballad

Title: The pretty little girl that I know

First Line: There's a pretty little girl that I know

Performers:  Coborn, Charles, 1852-1945

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V11429

Title: Sarah, Sarah. Or a donkey cart built for two

First Line: I've got such a nice young man

Authors:  Bedford, Harry

Performers:  Carney, Kate, 1868-1950

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Edition - Bod11299

Imprint Names:  March, R. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1877 and 1884

Imprint: Richard March & Co., St. James's Walk, London, E.C.

Notes:  Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements. Stamped: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918

Series Identifier: March's Edition of New Songs and Ballads


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8832

Title: Unfit for publication

First Line: I am really the most virtuous young fellow in creation

Themes:  EntertainmentsTheatersMusic halls

2nd Ballad

Title: I'm fond of eating, fond of drinking

First Line: Sammy Fly it is my name

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5543

Title: Come kiss, let's be friends

First Line: The course of true love ne'er ran smooth

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12846

Title: A raspberry tart with a little poke bonnet

First Line: Behold in me a real gone coon

Themes:  Excursions

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 2735

Title: The captain with his whiskers

First Line: As they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

Themes:  Soldiers

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4553

Title: The empty cradle, baby's gone

First Line: Little empty cradle, treasur'd now with care

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V32286

Title: Madame Rachel, or, Beautiful for ever

First Line: Oh, ladies, have you heard the news, the topic of the day?

Themes:  FraudsMarriage brokers

8th Ballad

Title: When Tom comes home

First Line: Now, Bessie my darling, come dry up your eyes

Themes:  SailorsLovers parted

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V20448

Title: Oh what a lark!

First Line: Sally Jones, she was a widow

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V32629

Title: Here's another kind love

First Line: While strolling out the other night a friend of mine, Joe Blake

Themes:  Drinking

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V5277

Title: My heart is in a flutter

First Line: My heart is in a flutter

Performers:  Harcourt, George

12th Ballad

Title: Who shaved the pig?

First Line: The name I bear is Sammy Strop

Authors:  Pinder, J.Dodsworth, J.

Performers:  Wynne, John

Themes:  Barbers

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V3218

Title: Never marry your mother-in-law

First Line: There's a very old saying as old as the hills

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V5033

Title: My Katty, kiss 'em

First Line: I've caught at last my Katty dear

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V25174

Title: Make it as smooth as you can

First Line: As we travel through life many people we meet

16th Ballad

Title: In memory of the gallant 24th

First Line: They left the shores of Old England

Tune: I don't mean to tell you her name

Authors:  March, Richard

Themes:  Zulu War, 1879

17th Ballad - Roud Number: V27760

Title: The military

First Line: I am so fond of the army, a soldier's life would charm me

Performers:  Zimmer, Maggie (Mrs. H.R. Skinner), d. 1893

Themes:  Soldiers

18th Ballad - Roud Number: V6077

Title: Oh! ain't it pe-cu-li-ar

First Line: If to blow my own trumpet I may be so bold

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1292

Title: On the banks of the silvery Thames

First Line: She lived with her ma, and her crusty da-da

20th Ballad - Roud Number: V4830

Title: A scientific simpleton

First Line: A scientific simpleton who struggled fame to gain

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13774

Title: Ever of thee

First Line: Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6628

Title: Nellie, or Ten past nine

First Line: I'm off to my appointment now

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3020

Title: There's another jolly row down stairs

First Line: I'm one of those fellows who like quiet life

24th Ballad - Roud Number: V11483

Title: My sweet forget-me-not

First Line: My love's a little blue-eyed girl

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V20447

Title: Oh sweet Selina!

First Line: A poet midst his midnight oil

26th Ballad - Roud Number: V34824

Title: A cheer for our gallant 24th

First Line: As often before I have told you

Performers:  Davies, Minnie

Themes:  MilitaryZulu War, 1879

27th Ballad - Roud Number: V3846

Title: O Fred, tell them to stop

First Line: No doubt you have heard of the great Fancy Fair

28th Ballad - Roud Number: V21067

Title: Angels guard her now

First Line: Hush, tread lightly, do not wake

29th Ballad - Roud Number: V8934

Title: Flirting with the fairies

First Line: A fig say I for quietude, I am the boy for fun

30th Ballad - Roud Number: V12997

Title: Hey for the life of a soldier

First Line: When I was an infant, gossips would say

31st Ballad - Roud Number: V20785

Title: Farewell to Jumbo

First Line: Poor Jumbo's going to leave us all

Tune: Auld lang syne

Themes:  EntertainmentsZoos

32nd Ballad

Title: The contented blacksmith

First Line: The blacksmith sings from morn till night

33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8153

Title: It's bound to be right in the morning

First Line: I've heard men say when married they could not go out at night

34th Ballad - Roud Number: 24884

Title: The soldier's adieu

First Line: Adieu, adieu, my only life

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

35th Ballad

Title: I'm so modest and retiring

First Line: I'm a girl so very bashful

36th Ballad - Roud Number: V20300

Title: Peter and Paul

First Line: Now Peter and Paul were remarkable chaps

Authors:  Anthony, George

Performers:  Martell, Harry

37th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Meggie and Jo

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of chap, I dance and I sing all the day

38th Ballad - Roud Number: V30410

Title: The man at the wheel or, Why did she leave me?

First Line: Behold me, the Captain of a steamboat

Performers:  Seymour, Frank, d. 1891

39th Ballad - Roud Number: V29747

Title: Mary had a little lamb

First Line: Mary, sweet Mary, the maid of the inn

Notes:  Verse and prose

40th Ballad - Roud Number: V29837

Title: Our marriage bells are ringing

First Line: Our marriage bells are ringing

41st Ballad - Roud Number: V14270

Title: The never-empty cradle or Cradle's crowded -- twins is born

First Line: Never empty cradle! though you're in my care

Themes:  Family life

42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13505

Title: Grandmother's watch. The popular reply to \"Grandfather's clock\"

First Line: My Grandmother's watch was of wonderful make

43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V20441

Title: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

First Line: Oh! dinna ask me gin I lo'e ye

44th Ballad - Roud Number: V6075

Title: Oh! ain't I having a day

First Line: I'm a happy-go-lucky, gay sort of a chap, I dance and I sing all the day

45th Ballad - Roud Number: V32127

Title: \"Our ship\"

First Line: Blow! blow! blow! the storm is at its height

Themes:  Sailing

46th Ballad - Roud Number: V20217

Title: Swinging to and fro

First Line: If you want to give your girl a treat, I'll tell you what to do

Themes:  Amusements

47th Ballad

Title: Send that cook to me

First Line: Kind people pray attention pay

Themes:  Servants

48th Ballad - Roud Number: V6286

Title: The old village school

First Line: 'Tis standing there yet, though the stern hand of time

Themes:  Rural society

49th Ballad - Roud Number: V20370

Title: Out on the tiles

First Line: A little mouse once told me that

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

50th Ballad - Roud Number: V20375

Title: \"Outside, please!!\"

First Line: I'm one that Nature's rounded on

Authors:  Yarnold, Fred

Performers:  Yarnold, Fred

Notes:  Verse and prose

51st Ballad - Roud Number: V10189

Title: Oh, dear me

First Line: I once fell in love with a fair young lady

52nd Ballad

Title: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

First Line: Ettie, hear the blue bird sing

53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7548

Title: Oh, you pretty soul

First Line: I met a lass the other day

54th Ballad - Roud Number: V21560

Title: Oh, what a beauty

First Line: Maria loved the Squire and the Squire so they say

Themes:  Countryman in London

55th Ballad - Roud Number: V1663

Title: Old friend, here's your good health

First Line: I like the man who's jolly

56th Ballad - Roud Number: V26173

Title: St. George, and merry England

First Line: There are three nations on the earth

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Themes:  PatriotismUnited Kingdom

57th Ballad - Roud Number: V9175

Title: Oh! Father, dear Father, the brokers are in

First Line: Oh! father, dear father, come home with me now

Themes:  Drunkenness

58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20393

Title: \"Once more, Harry!\"

First Line: I'm a true-hearted fellow, so gay and so free

Notes:  Verse and prose

59th Ballad - Roud Number: V4407

Title: Something rather dangerous, something rather nice

First Line: To pass away the time I will endeavour

60th Ballad

Title: If England to herself be true

First Line: Where'er St. George's banner waves

Themes:  Patriotism

61st Ballad - Roud Number: V5236

Title: Good bye, Emily Jane

First Line: No doubt you will be awfully sad

Notes:  Verse and prose

62nd Ballad

Title: I say, cabby!

First Line: I'm known as the Earl of St. James's

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Dandies

63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V17977

Title: It is not on the Battle-field

First Line: It is not on the Battle-field

64th Ballad - Roud Number: 4277

Title: Just after the battle

First Line: Still upon the field of battle

Themes:  War

65th Ballad - Roud Number: V3911

Title: Happy Ann

First Line: I've lately joined the Army

Performers:  Graham, Ada

Notes:  Verse and prose

Themes:  Salvation Army

66th Ballad - Roud Number: 3765

Title: Over the garden wall

First Line: Oh, my love stood under the walnut tree

67th Ballad - Roud Number: 13941

Title: Oh, dem golden slippers!

First Line: Oh, my golden slippers am laid away

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

68th Ballad - Roud Number: V20060

Title: All round the squares

First Line: My friend[s] all say I'm half insane

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social status

69th Ballad - Roud Number: 5878

Title: My heart's in the Highlands

First Line: My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here

70th Ballad - Roud Number: V1922

Title: A rolling stone gathers no moss

First Line: As we pass along life, how many we see

71st Ballad - Roud Number: V20015

Title: Tommy's birthday

First Line: I live with my respected Ma and little sisters three

Performers:  Francis, James

72nd Ballad - Roud Number: 7372

Title: The ring my mother wore

First Line: The earth has many treasures rare, in gems and golden ore

73rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32333

Title: When shall I send you a cradle

First Line: Young Brown was about to get married and he

Themes:  Family life

74th Ballad - Roud Number: V10529

Title: Quite the lady

First Line: While walking one night beneath the gas light

Themes:  Prostitution

75th Ballad - Roud Number: V8731

Title: Mother, he's going away

First Line: \"Sure now what are you crying for, Nelly?\"

Themes:  Irish

76th Ballad - Roud Number: V12923

Title: The family man or Father, what have you got for us?

First Line: A family man you see in me

77th Ballad - Roud Number: V14812

Title: The lash

First Line: Hush, niggers all, de old man's sleeping

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

78th Ballad

Title: Now you are married I wish you joy

First Line: When I was a child how I used to play

79th Ballad - Roud Number: V8213

Title: Leave it alone

First Line: When I was a boy I oft got in a row

80th Ballad - Roud Number: V8066

Title: One kiss more

First Line: Eyes are bright, teeth are white

Performers:  Sisters Leamar

81st Ballad - Roud Number: V34647

Title: Is there any harm in that?

First Line: I am a simple maiden

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