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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3851

Titles:
Tell me is my father coming home

First Lines:
Tell me is my father coming

Themes:
Soldiers - death in battle

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8737

Titles:
Oh! mother, weep not for your boy!

First Lines:
Oh! mother, weep not for your boy

Themes:
Soldiers - death in battle

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 23133

Titles:
The bewildered maid
Bewildered maid, or, Slow broke the light
The bewilder'd maid
Bewildered maid
Tht [sic] bewildered maid
Bewildered maid, or Slow broke the light

First Lines:
Slow broke the light and sweet breath'd the morn
Slow broke the light, and sweet breathed the morn
Slow broke the light and sweet breathed the morn
Slow broke the light, and sweet breath'd the morn
Slow broke the light & sweet breath'd the morn

Themes:
Soldiers - death in battle

Edition - Bod1325

Imprint Names:  McIntosh, R.

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  between 1849 and 1859

Imprint: Robert M'Intosh, Printer, Stationer, Librarian, &c., 96 King St. Calton, Glasgow

Notes:  Slip. Firth c.14(267) is another issue with a different cut


Ballad - Roud Number: 13868

Title: Mother, is the battle over?

First Line: Mother, is the battle over?

Tune: Fairy boy

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2806 c.13(258)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod6480

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1833 and 1841

Notes:  See Harding B 11(3571)


Ballad - Roud Number: V17975

Title: The soldier's death on the field of battle

First Line: A soldier in the battle fell

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2806 c.13(227)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod6623

Imprint Names:  Wright, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1820 and 1831

Imprint: [Wright, Printer, Smithfield, Birmingham]


Ballad - Roud Number: 23133

Title: Bewildered maid

First Line: Slow broke the light and sweet breathed the morn

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2806 c.17(31)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(263) and 2806 c.17(321).


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Edition - Bod2644

Imprint Names:  Batchelar, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1832

Imprint: Printed and sold by T. Batchelar, 14, Hackney Road Crescent, London


Ballad - Roud Number: 2699

Title: Wounded hussar

First Line: Alone to the banks of the dark rolling Danube

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Harding B 12(131)

Notes:  The illustration is coloured.


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Edition - Bod3119

Imprint Names:  Hodges, E.M.A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1846 and 1854

Imprint: Hodges, Printer, (from Pitt's) Wholesale Toy & Marble Warehouse, 31, Dudley St. Seven Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V17975

Title: The soldir's [sic] death on the field of battle

First Line: A soldier in the battle fell

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Harding B 15(305a)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 16(253b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod12679

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23133

Title: The bewilder'd maid

First Line: Slow broke the light, and sweet breath'd the morn

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22830

Title: The wanderer

First Line: O cease awhile ye winds to blow

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5105

Title: The answer to the Wanderer

First Line: O cease, fair maid, no more complain

Harding B 11(267)

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Edition - Bod7085

Imprint Names:  Wrighton, D.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1812 and 1830

Imprint: Printed by D. Wrighton, No. 86, Snow Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V599

Title: The trumpet sounds a victory

First Line: He was fam'd for deeds of arms

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 11703

Title: How sweets the love, that meets return

First Line: When first I ken'd young Sandy's face

Subjects:  Scotland

Firth b.26(521)

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Firth c.18(107)

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Harding B 11(3902)

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Harding B 28(217)

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Edition - Bod7839

Imprint Names:  Alder, W.

Imprint Locations:  Blyth

Date  between 1852 and 1873

Imprint: William Alder, Printer, Blyth


Ballad

Title: Lines written on the death of sergeant J. Manners and gunner J. Meggison ... who lost their lives ... June 12th, 1862

First Line: The Blythe artillery now are weeping

Authors:  W., J.

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Harding B 11(2147)

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Edition - Bod10749

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: [T. Pears]on, Printer, 6, [Chadderton] Street, Oldham Road, Manchester

Notes:  Harding B 11(946) is another impression with a different imprint.

Series Identifier: 322


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1010

Title: Doran's ass

First Line: One Paddy Doyle liv'd near Killarney

Subjects:  Ireland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13827

Title: Tired soldier

First Line: The tired soldier, bold and brave

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Firth c.26(40)

Notes:  Imprint defaced.


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Edition - Bod10766

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Notes:  Firth c.26(279) is another impression.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 18948

Title: Who will care for mother now

First Line: Why am I so faint and weary

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 4353

Title: Her bright smile haunts me still

First Line: 'Tis years since we last met

Authors:  Carpenter, Joseph Edwards, 1813-1885

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1958

Title: Pulling hard against the stream

First Line: In the world I've gained my knowledge

Firth c.26(250)

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Edition - Bod8765

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

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

Notes:  Part of a sheet of three; see Harding B 11(266).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23133

Title: Bewildered maid, or Slow broke the light

First Line: Slow broke the light, and sweet breathed the morn

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 266

Title: The banks of Cludy [sic]

First Line: Twas one summer's morning, all in the month of May

Harding B 16(22c)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod8849

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Part of a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(267).


Ballad - Roud Number: 23133

Title: The bewilder'd maid

First Line: Slow broke the light, and sweet breath'd the morn

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Firth c.14(253)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod14751

Imprint Names:  Taylor, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Imprint: Sold by William Taylor, Birmingham Warehouse 29 1/2, Northgate Street, Gloucester


Ballad - Roud Number: 13868

Title: Mother is the battle o'er?

First Line: Mother, is the battle o'er?

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Harding B 15(208a)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod17160

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse 6, Great st. Andrew street, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 23133

Title: Bewildered maid, or, Slow broke the light

First Line: Slow broke the light & sweet breath'd the morn

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Harding B 25(185)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod21282

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer, Marble and Toy warehouse, 6, st. andrew st, 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 23133

Title: Slow broke the llght [sic]

First Line: Slow broke the light and sweet breathd the morn

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2806 c.11(8)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 17(287b)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 25(1787)

Notes:  Slip


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Johnson Ballads 1000

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod22548

Imprint Names:  Moore, J.

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1852 and 1868

Imprint: Moore, Printer, 40 Ann-Street


Ballad - Roud Number: 13868

Title: Mother, is the battle over?

First Line: Mother, is the battle over?

Tune: The fairy boy

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2806 c.18(212)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod2151

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.Sheard, C.

Imprint Locations:  PrestonLondon

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: Words and Music published by C. Sheard, 192, High Holborn, London

Series Identifier: 997


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V8737

Title: Oh! mother, weep not for your boy!

First Line: Oh! mother, weep not for your boy

Notes:  With a prose introduction.

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3851

Title: Tell me is my father coming home

First Line: Tell me is my father coming

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Harding B 11(2753)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V9045

Titles:
The death of Dermot

First Lines:
Kathleen, my young bride, thy Dermot is dying

Subjects:
Ireland

Themes:
Military
Soldiers - death in battle

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V599

Titles:
Trumpet sounds to victory
Trumpet sound to victory
The glad trumpet sounds a victory
The trumpet sounds a victory
The trumpet sounds to victory

First Lines:
He was famed for deeds in arms
He was fam'd for deeds of arms
He was famed for deeds of arms

Themes:
Soldiers
Soldiers - death in battle

Edition - Bod5360

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

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

Notes:  Firth c.14(265) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 644


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4263

Title: Just before the battle

First Line: Just before the battle, mother

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V25476

Title: The wife's last farewell!

First Line: You'll think of me, husband, when gone from your sight

Notes:  Harding B 15(375b) is another edition of this ballad alone.

Themes:  Death

Harding B 11(1954)

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Edition - Bod6648

Imprint Names:  Ross, JohnStewartDalton, W.

Imprint Locations:  NewcastleCarlisleYork

Date  between 1847 and 1852

Imprint: Printed and Sold by John Ross, Royal Arcade, Newcastle-on- Tyne; may be had of Stewart, Carlisle, and Dalton, York

Series Identifier: 159


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 8694

Title: Come under my plaidie

First Line: Come under my plaidie, the night's gaun to fa'

Authors:  Macneill, Hector, 1746-1818

Subjects:  Scotland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9045

Title: The death of Dermot

First Line: Kathleen, my young bride, thy Dermot is dying

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  MilitarySoldiers - death in battle

Firth b.26(196)

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Harding B 11(664)

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Edition - Bod11896

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer & Publisher, 177, (late 123,) Union- street, Boro.' S.E.

Series Identifier: 336


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V26901

Title: Oh! if I had a wife that would love me

First Line: I am lonesome, forlorn and dejected

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22077

Title: The curly-headed plouchboy [sic]

First Line: A curly-headed ploughboy five years ago was I

Notes:  The same setting of type appears in Harding B 11(268)

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 23133

Title: Tht [sic] bewildered maid

First Line: Slow broke the light and sweet breathed the morn

Themes:  Soldiers - death in battle

Harding B 11(2751)

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