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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6023

Titles:
The slave-mother

First Lines:
The last gleam of day-light is borne on the tide

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6022

Titles:
The slave auction

First Lines:
Hark! midst the roar of an eager crowd

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1883

Titles:
Uncle Tom the slave martyr

First Lines:
They sold him for his cabin

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13504

Titles:
[In MS. ] Negro boy sold for a watch

First Lines:
When thirst of gold enslaves the mind

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3450

Titles:
Poor Tom
Poor Tom!
Poor Tom, or Mas'r, mas'r, I can die

First Lines:
Mas'r I can tell you nothing

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8409

Titles:
The fate of old John Brown

First Lines:
John Brown, unfortunate John Brown

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 2681

Titles:
Phoebe Morel, the slave
Slave or Phoebe Morel's dream
The slave's dream
Phoebe Morel, or The slave
Phoebe Morel's dream
Phoebe Morel or The slave's dream
Phoebe Morel, or, The slave
I had a dream
Phoebe Morel the slave
The slave
Phoebe Morel

First Lines:
I had a dream, a happy dream
I had a dream a happy dream

Subjects:
United States

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1035

Titles:
Reuben Rayne. A sequel to \"Mary Blane\"

First Lines:
When I was stolen from my home

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V13185

Titles:
On the slave trade

First Lines:
Forc'd from home and all its pleasures

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3353

Titles:
Jack's yarn

First Lines:
'Twas on a Monday night
'Twas a Monday night, the moon was shining bright

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 771

Titles:
Original version of the John Brown song
John Brown
Glory hally, hallelujah! Or The John Brown song

First Lines:
Old John Brown lies a-mouldering in the grave
John Brown's body lies a mouldering in the grave
Old John Brown's body lies mould'ring in the grave

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6021

Titles:
The slave

First Lines:
Sons of freedom! hear my story

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V5433

Titles:
Mr. Mug; or, The witty Cockney

First Lines:
By trade I am a turner, and Mug it is my name

Subjects:
Africa

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6019

Titles:
The slave trade

First Lines:
There are, gloomy ocean! a brotherless clan

Themes:
Slavery

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 12897

Titles:
Slavery days

First Lines:
I am thinking to-day of dem years dat pass'd away
I am thinking now to day of the years now passed away
I am thinking to day of dem years dat passed away

Themes:
Slavery

Edition - Bod4012

Imprint Names:  The Poet's Box

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Sold only at the \"Poet's Box\" and General Job Printing-office ... No. 1, Castle-court, Belfast


Ballad - Roud Number: 22376

Title: The slave chase

First Line: Set every stitch of canvass to woo the fresh'ning wind

Themes:  Slavery

Harding B 26(606)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod4453

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Publisher ... 38 & 60 Chatham St. N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Horned imp. Coloured.


Ballad - Roud Number: V18036

Title: Little Topsy's song

First Line: Topsy neber was born, neber had a moder

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Notes:  Refers to characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Themes:  Slavery

Harding B 18(346)

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Harding B 18(666)

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Edition - Bod4460

Imprint Names:  De Marsan, H.

Imprint Locations:  New York, N.Y.

Date  c.1860

Imprint: H. De Marsan, Dealer in Songs, Toy-books &c. No. 54 Chatham St. N.Y.

Notes:  Border: Ethiopian.


Ballad - Roud Number: V18783

Title: Nettie Moore

First Line: In a little white cottage where the trees are ever green

Themes:  Slavery

Harding B 18(368)

Notes:  Harding B 18(675); Imperfect: damaged.


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Harding B 18(675)

Notes:  Harding B 18(675); Imperfect: damaged.


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Edition - Bod4961

Imprint Names:  Marshall, J.Hazard, S.White, R.

Imprint Locations:  LondonBathLondon

Date  [c.1795]

Imprint: Sold by J. Marshall ... No. 17, Queen Street, Cheapside, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, and R. White, Piccadilly, London. By S. Hazard ... Bath

Notes:  Vet. A5 a.15(21) is another edition.

Series Identifier: Cheap repository


Ballad - Roud Number: V20231

Title: The sorrows of Yamba; or, The negro woman's lamentation

First Line: In St. Lucie's distant isle

Tune: Hosier's ghost

References:

ESTC: N71725

Themes:  Slavery

Vet. A5 a.15(20)

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Edition - Bod4970

Imprint Names:  Marshall, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [c.1795]

Imprint: Sold by J. Marshall ... No. 17, Queen Street, Cheapside, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, and R. White, Piccadilly, London. By S. Hazard ... Bath

Notes:  Vet. A5 a.15(20) is another edition.

Series Identifier: Cheap repository


Ballad - Roud Number: V20231

Title: The sorrows of Yamba; or The negro woman's lamentation

First Line: In St. Lucie's distant isle

Tune: Hosier's ghost

References:

ESTC: N3953

Themes:  Slavery

Johnson Ballads fol. 191

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Vet. A5 a.15(21)

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Edition - Bod1113

Imprint Names:  Forth, J.

Imprint Locations:  Pocklington

Imprint: Forth, Printer, Pocklington


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22818

Title: Sandy and Jenny

First Line: Come, come, bonny lassie, cry'd Sandy awa'

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13765

Title: The galley slave

First Line: O think on my fate, once I freedom enjoyed

Themes:  Slavery

Firth b.25(281)

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Harding B 11(3423)

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Edition - Bod1154

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Part of a sheet of three ballads; see 2806 c.14(67).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2681

Title: The slave's dream

First Line: I had a dream, a happy dream

Themes:  Slavery

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2677

Title: Bonnie Ellerslie

First Line: She's gentle as the zephyr

2806 c.13(238)

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Harding B 26(607)

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Edition - Bod1346

Imprint Names:  s.n.

Imprint Locations:  s.l.

Notes:  2806 c.13(238) is a duplicate of the last two ballads only.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 5960

Title: The crook and plaid

First Line: If lasses lo'e the laddies, they surely should confess

Tune: The main-spring of love

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2681

Title: The slave's dream

First Line: I had a dream, a happy dream

Themes:  Slavery

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 2677

Title: Bonnie Ellerslie

First Line: She's gentle as the zephyr

2806 c.14(67)

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Edition - Bod48

Imprint Names:  Jennings, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1840

Imprint: Printed and sold by Jennings, 13, Water-lane, Fleet-street, London


Ballad - Roud Number: V6018

Title: Sequel to the galley slave

First Line: Young Anna, as fair as the goddess of May

Themes:  Slavery

Johnson Ballads 623

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod87

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: Evans, Printer, Long-lane, London


Ballad - Roud Number: 13765

Title: The galley slave

First Line: O think on my fate once I freed[o]m enjoy'd

Themes:  Slavery

Harding B 17(104b)

Notes:  Slip


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