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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V7586

Titles:
Fancy lad
The fancy lad

First Lines:
When first I came to town

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11084

Titles:
The nice yonng [sic] man. An answer to the Nice young girl

First Lines:
One day as I walked through a street

Subjects:
London (England)

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5585

Titles:
Maria or the Unfortunate fair
Maria the unfortunate fair
Maria, the unfortunate fair
Maria

First Lines:
Maria was handsome remarkable fair
Maria was handsome, remarkably fair
Maria was handsome, remarkable fair

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2920

Titles:
In Old Kent Road: parody on \"In old Madrid\"

First Lines:
In Old Kent Road one lovely night

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3164

Titles:
The two-penny whore in a dialogue betwixt a spend-thrift and a whore. Or, a Relation of a two-penny bargain

First Lines:
A lusty young shaver, a vapouring gallant

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V270

Titles:
Blue-eyed Mary on the town

First Lines:
In a cottage, embossom'd within a deep shade

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V10529

Titles:
Quite the lady

First Lines:
While walking one night beneath the gas light

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9492

Titles:
Sally M'Gee

First Lines:
You sporting girls give ear to my ditty

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3393

Titles:
Yorkshire girl's policy

First Lines:
You pretty young lasses come listen awhile

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6054

Titles:
The innocent country maids delight, or, A description of the lives of the lasses of London

First Lines:
Some lasses are nice and strange

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3453

Titles:
Jane Newell the pet ballet girl!
Jane Newell the ballet girl

First Lines:
There is a tale so cruel, about one Jenny Newell

Subjects:
Newell, Jane

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V4944

Titles:
Pretty girl rather

First Lines:
One day, while strolling through the street

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5584

Titles:
Answer to Maria, the unfortunate fair

First Lines:
Farewell to the ocean, since I have return'd

Themes:
Prostitution

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1441

Titles:
All in his Sunday clothes

First Lines:
Tobias, he went for a walk one day

Themes:
Prostitution

Edition - Bod4203

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for Phillip Brooksby, near the Hospital-gate, in West- Smith-field

Notes:  Douce Ballads 1(26a) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V1827

Title: The city caper. Or, The Whet-stones-park privateer

First Line: The Jenny a small pickaroon in the park

Tune: Captain Digby's farewell

Themes:  Prostitution

4o Rawl. 566(129)

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Edition - Bod4989

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1675

Imprint: Printed for Philip Brooksby, at the Golden-Ball near the Hospitalgate, in West-Smithfiele [sic] 1675


Ballad - Roud Number: V20575

Title: The modish whore; or, Wee'l raise up our honour again

First Line: I am a knights lady and newly decay'd

References:

ESTC: R233472

Themes:  Prostitution

Douce Ballads 2(158a)

Notes:  Harding B 39(13) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(158a). Douce Ballads 2(158a) torn top and left edges. MS amendment in the centre column.


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Harding B 39(13)

Notes:  Harding B 39(13) is a photograph of Douce Ballads 2(158a).


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Edition - Bod1801

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: London, Printed for Phillip Brooksby, at the Golden Ball, neer the Hospital-gate, in West-smith-field

Notes:  The first illustration is based on a portrait of Catherine of Braganza; see 4o Rawl. 566(16).


Ballad

Title: The new mode. Or, We'l raise up our honour again

First Line: I am a knights lady, and newly decay'd

References:

ESTC: R180947

Themes:  Prostitution

Edition - Bod1819

Imprint Names:  Thackeray, W.Passinger, T.Whitwood, W.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1666 and 1679

Imprint: London, Printed for W. Thackery, T. Passinger, and W. Whitwood


Ballad - Roud Number: V3164

Title: The two-penny whore in a dialogue betwixt a spend-thrift and a whore. Or, a Relation of a two-penny bargain

First Line: A lusty young shaver, a vapouring gallant

Tune: He that has the most money is the best man

Themes:  Prostitution

4o Rawl. 566(107)

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Edition - Bod5667

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer & Publisher, 177, Union-st., Boro'

Series Identifier: 619


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3011

Title: Lannigan's ball

First Line: In the town of Athly [sic] one Jeremy Lannigan

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4683

Title: Rolling down Wapping

First Line: As I was a rolling down Wapping

Notes:  Harding B 15(263a) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Prostitution

Firth c.13(184)

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Firth c.13(241)

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Harding B 11(2058)

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Edition - Bod662

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: J. Pitts, Printer Great st. Andrew street 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V3393

Title: Yorkshire girl's policy

First Line: You pretty young lasses come listen awhile

Themes:  Prostitution

Harding B 16(314d)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod871

Imprint Names:  Hose, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [c.1670]

Imprint: Printed for J. Hose, over-against Staples-Inn, in Houlburn, neer Grays-Inn-Lane


Ballad

Title: News from Morefields: or, The wanton wag: or, Ione go to't

First Line: Now trading grows dead and i've nothing to do

Tune: Steering my coast one night

References:

ESTC: R41065

Themes:  Prostitution

Wood E 25(25)

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Edition - Bod887

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1784 and 1807

Imprint: Printed and Sold at the Prining-Office [sic] in Aldermary Church Yard, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V3204

Title: News from Hyde-park. Or, a merry passage that happened between a North country gentleman and a very gaudy gallant lady of pleasure

First Line: One evening, a little before it was dark

Tune: The cros'd couple

Themes:  Prostitution

Harding B 39(199)-1

Notes:  Negative photocopy of Percy II.69

Edition - Bod953

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

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1663 and 1674

Imprint: London, Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright


Ballad - Roud Number: V30222

Title: Venus darling; or, A new vampt gentlewoman

First Line: All you pretty damosels, who ever you be

Tune: I must away from thee

Themes:  Prostitution

4o Rawl. 566(41)

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Edition - Bod6546

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

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  1672

Imprint: London, Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright, 1672

Notes:  The speech of Cupid in the illustration reads: Oh! You press me too hard. Hey for a Boy or a Girl! &c.


Ballad - Roud Number: V30761

Title: The ranting whores resolution

First Line: Oh! fie upon care

Tune: General Monk's march

Themes:  Prostitution

4o Rawl. 566(59)

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Edition - Bod6895

Imprint Names:  Merry, M.A.

Imprint Locations:  Bedford

Imprint: Bedford: Sold by M.A. Merry, Castle lane


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13250

Title: Nancy in the Strand

First Line: For the last three weeks I've been a dodging

Themes:  Prostitution

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1218

Title: The Rose of Allandale!

First Line: The morn was fair, the skies were clear

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

Firth b.25(560)

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Firth b.34(192)

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