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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3798

Titles:
Sunday sailing

First Lines:
Good people all pray give attention

Themes:
Sailing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3321

Titles:
My bounding bark

First Lines:
My bounding bark, I fly to thee

Themes:
Sailing

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3889

Titles:
A voyage round the world

First Lines:
Let her go, and bid adieu to your sweethearts' pretty faces

Themes:
Sailing

Edition - Bod11699

Imprint Names:  Swindells

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1796 and 1853

Imprint: Swindells, Printer

Notes:  2806 c.16(293) is another copy.


Ballad - Roud Number: V2132

Title: Steam packet

First Line: Oh, what a row, what a rumpus and a rioting

Themes:  Sailing

2806 c.17(408)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(27).


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Edition - Bod16368

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: J. Harkness, Printer, Church Street, Preston

Series Identifier: 762


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15195

Title: Far, far upon the sea!

First Line: Far, far upon the sea

Themes:  Sailing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4699

Title: The factory child

First Line: I hear the blythe voices of children at play

Harding B 20(51)

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Edition - Bod17914

Imprint Names:  The Poet's Box

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Printed and sold only at the \"Poet's Box,\" and General Printing Office, Castle court, Belfast


Ballad - Roud Number: V15195

Title: Far, far upon the sea!

First Line: Far, far upon the sea

Themes:  Sailing

Harding B 26(185)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17981

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see 2806 c.14(22).


Ballad - Roud Number: V3798

Title: Sunday sailing

First Line: Good people all pray give attention

Themes:  Sailing

Harding B 26(631)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod20069

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1888]

Notes:  A folded sheet


Ballad - Roud Number: V34512

Title: A lay of the \"Bessie\"

First Line: It was the peerless \"Bessie\" sailed for the Oban sea

Themes:  Sailing

Johnson Ballads 2628


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Edition - Bod20314

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1893]

Notes:  4 p.


Ballad - Roud Number: V3889

Title: A voyage round the world

First Line: Let her go, and bid adieu to your sweethearts' pretty faces

Authors:  Frost, G.

Themes:  Sailing

Johnson Ballads 2959



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Edition - Bod21512

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V3798

Title: Sunday sailing

First Line: Good people all pray give attention

Themes:  Sailing

2806 c.14(102)

Notes:  Slip


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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V2132

Titles:
Steam-ery
The steam packet
Steam packet

First Lines:
Oh, what a row, what a rumpus what a rioting
O what a row, what a rumpus and a rioting
Oh, what a row, what a rumpus and a rioting

Themes:
Excursions
Sailing

Edition - Bod4185

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: John Harkness, Printer, Church Street, Preston

Notes:  Harding B 11(860) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 222


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7191

Title: The deep deep sea

First Line: O come with me my love

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3321

Title: My bounding bark

First Line: My bounding bark, I fly to thee

Themes:  Sailing

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 913

Title: The jolly roving tar

First Line: It was in the town of Liverpool, all in the month of May

Subjects:  Liverpool (England)

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(859)

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Edition - Bod5232

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:  Harding B 5(71) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V6791

Title: The breath of life

First Line: When first I drew the breath of life

Themes:  SailingWeather

Harding B 5(72)

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Edition - Bod7467

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Harkness, Printer, 121, Church Street, Preston

Notes:  Harding B 11(859) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 222


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7191

Title: The deep deep sea

First Line: O come with me my love

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3321

Title: My bounding bark

First Line: My bounding bark, I fly to thee

Themes:  Sailing

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 913

Title: The jolly roving tar

First Line: It was in the town of Liverpool, all in the month of May

Subjects:  Liverpool (England)

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(860)

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Edition - Bod14742

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Notes:  Printed on both sides. The same setting of type appears in a sheet of three; see Firth c.14(224) for imprint.


1st Ballad

Title: The Great Western. A new song

First Line: Merrily o'er the waves I go

Themes:  Sailing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: [Sailor's tear]

First Line: He leap'd into the boat

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V6281

Title: Home, love, is home, be it ever so homely

First Line: Ah! why should my dearest his quiet endanger

Harding B 16(107d)

Notes:  Slip.



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Edition - Bod16155

Imprint Names:  Dean, J.

Imprint Locations:  Congleton

Date  c.1820

Imprint: Dean, Printer, Congleton


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1878

Title: The birth of Tom Jolly

First Line: The night when my hero, Tom Jolly was born

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V898

Title: Yo yea

First Line: I sail'd in the good ship the Kitty

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Sailing

Harding B 28(138)

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Edition - Bod18951

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V6791

Title: The breath of life

First Line: When first I drew the breath of life

References:

ESTC: T29592

Themes:  SailingWeather

Harding B 5(70)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6791

Titles:
The breath of life

First Lines:
When first I drew the breath of life

Themes:
Sailors
Weather
Sailing

Edition - Bod6995

Imprint Names:  Povey, L.

Imprint Locations:  Berkeley

Date  18--

Imprint: Lewis Povey, Printer, Berkeley


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 3139

Title: The pretty girl milking her cow

First Line: It was a fine summers morning

Themes:  Rural society

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3089

Title: A life on the ocean wave

First Line: A life on the ocean wave

Authors:  Serjeant, E.

Themes:  Sailing

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Edition - Bod19008

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Sheet References:  ESTC: T195302

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 456

Title: Skewball

First Line: You gentlemen-sportsmen I pray listen all

Themes:  Horse-racing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V898

Title: Yo yea

First Line: I sail'd in the good ship the Kitty

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Sailing

Harding B 6(54)

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Edition - Bod11914

Imprint Names:  Pannell, J.

Imprint Locations:  Liverpool

Imprint: J. Pannell, Printer, 24, Byrom Street, Liverool [sic]


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V200

Title: The barcarole

First Line: Behold, how brightly breaks the morning

Themes:  Sailing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V943

Title: Oh! lady fair

First Line: Oh lady fair! where art thou roaming

Subjects:  Agnes, Martyr, Saint

Themes:  Catholic Church

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8188

Title: Love and glory

First Line: Young Henry was as brave a youth

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Women soldiers

Harding B 11(164)

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Edition - Bod19646

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.Andrews, H.

Imprint Locations:  ManchesterLeeds

Date  c.1850

Imprint: Bebbington, Printer, 22, Goulden-street, Oldham Road, and sold by H. Andrews 27, St. Peter's Street, Leeds

Series Identifier: 179


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15195

Title: Far, far upon the sea

First Line: Far, far upon the sea

Themes:  Sailing

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 620

Title: My poor Black Bess

First Line: When fortune, blind goddess, she fled my abode

Subjects:  Turpin, Richard, 1706-1739

Themes:  HighwaymenCrime - 19th century

Johnson Ballads 1866

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3089

Titles:
Auld Janet's complaint
Life on the ocean wave
A life on the ocean wave

First Lines:
Auld Janet sat fidging and clawing
A life on the ocean wave, a home on the rolling deep
A life on the ocean wave!
A life on the ocean wave

Subjects:
Scotland

Themes:
Naval
Sailing
Sailors
Economy and trade - 19th century
Blackface minstrelsy
Prices

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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Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.

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