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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6253

Titles:
A new song call'd The bright bloom of the plumb

First Lines:
Tho' my face is something decayed

Themes:
Spinsters

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V14359

Titles:
The gipsy

First Lines:
As thro' the gay green grove I happen'd to pass

Themes:
Spinsters

Edition - Bod1191

Imprint Names:  Pratt, W.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  c.1850

Imprint: W. Pratt, Printer, 82, Digbeth, Birmingham

Series Identifier: 108


Ballad - Roud Number: V33606

Title: Poor old maidens

First Line: Four score and ten of us

Themes:  Spinsters

Firth b.34(233)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod1498

Imprint Names:  Peach, R.

Imprint Locations:  Birmingham

Date  between 1855 and 1875

Imprint: [R.] Peach, Successor to Wright, Printer, Smithfield, Birmingham


Ballad - Roud Number: 298

Title: The new love sick maid

First Line: As thro' the fields I chanc'd to stray

Themes:  Spinsters

2806 c.17(301)

Notes:  Cropped left edge; imprint cropped. Slip. Cropped. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(37)


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Edition - Bod987

Imprint Names:  Dixon, W.

Imprint Locations:  Workington

Imprint: W. Dixon, Printer


Ballad - Roud Number: V11098

Title: Nice young maidens

First Line: Here's a pretty set of us

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 25(1365)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod11331

Imprint Names:  Laurie and Whittle

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1806

Imprint: Publish'd Augt. 1, 1806, by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53, Fleet Street, London

Notes:  An engraving

Series Identifier: 437


Ballad - Roud Number: 846

Title: Nobody coming to marry me

First Line: Last night the dogs did bark

Performers:  Jordan, Dorothy, 1761-1816

Performance Locations:  Drury Lane Theatre

Notes:  For a parody of this ballad see Harding B 10(61)

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 10(39)

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Edition - Bod11436

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V21747

Title: The maiden's complaint

First Line: As Colin rang'd early one morning in spring

Themes:  Spinsters

2806 c.17(258)

Notes:  Slip. Originally a sheet with 2806 c.17(256).


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Edition - Bod12375

Imprint Names:  Kendrew, J.

Imprint Locations:  York

Date  between 1803 and 1848

Imprint: J. Kendrew, Printer, Colliergate, York


Ballad - Roud Number: V30030

Title: Poor little Adaline

First Line: Dorothy was handsome, her teeth white as snow

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 25(1527)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod15337

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V14359

Title: The gipsy

First Line: As thro' the gay green grove I happen'd to pass

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 17(109b)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod16431

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip. Harding B 25(1368) is another impression


Ballad - Roud Number: 846

Title: Nobody comes to marry me

First Line: The dogs began for to bark

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 25(1369)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod16451

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip. Harding B 25(1369) is another impression


Ballad - Roud Number: 846

Title: Nobody comes to marry me

First Line: The dogs began for to bark

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 25(1368)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod16716

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Firth b.27(164).


Ballad - Roud Number: V20480

Title: O gin I were marrit

First Line: I'm now a lass at thretty-three

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 26(472)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod22431

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V20480

Title: O gin I were marrit

First Line: I'm now a lass at thretty-three

Themes:  Spinsters

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1024

Title: Corn rigs are bonnie

First Line: It was upon a Lammas night

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

2806 c.11(100)

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Firth b.27(164)

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Edition - Bod22534

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads. See Firth b.27(164)


Ballad - Roud Number: V20480

Title: O gin I were marrit

First Line: I'm now a lass at thretty-three

Themes:  Spinsters

2806 c.18(221)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod22994

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 251


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V11098

Title: Nice young maidens

First Line: Here's a pretty set of us, nice young maidens

Themes:  Spinsters

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1389

Title: Bobbing around

First Line: In August last, on one fine day

2806 d.31(82)

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Firth b.27(160)

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Harding B 11(2701)

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Johnson Ballads 3365

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Edition - Bod23599

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V6253

Title: A new song call'd The bright bloom of the plumb

First Line: Tho' my face is something decayed

Themes:  Spinsters

Harding B 22(202)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod12709

Imprint Names:  Walker, G., jun.

Imprint Locations:  Durham

Date  between 1834 and 1886

Notes:  See Harding B 11(2274) for imprint Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(2274)


Ballad - Roud Number: V19724

Title: A maiden there lived in a large market town

First Line: A maiden there lived in a large market town

Themes:  ReligionSpinsters

Johnson Ballads 1623A

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod19371

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: London: Printed for The Reader & Company; by Special Authority


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V28922

Title: The aged gentlewoman

First Line: I'm an old woman upwards of eighty

Tune: Why should we quarrel for riches

2nd Ballad

Title: The night before the wedding or, The bachelor's farewell

First Line: When first we met, a joyous set

Tune: Hey boys, up go we

Themes:  Bachelors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V25713

Title: The spinster cousin

First Line: So, you still have a spinster cousin Tom

Themes:  Spinsters

Johnson Ballads 1375

Notes:  MS note on first ballad: written 1843


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Edition - Bod23341

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V545

Title: The plough boy

First Line: A flaxen headed cow-boy

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15136

Title: The old maid

First Line: When I was a girl of eighteen years old

Themes:  ProfessionsSpinsters

Harding B 11(3031)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V11098

Titles:
Nice young maidens

First Lines:
Here's a pretty set of us, nice young maidens
Here's a pretty set of us

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women
Spinsters

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 846

Titles:
Nobody comes to marry me
Nobody coming to woo
Nobody coming to marry me

First Lines:
The dogs began to bark
The dogs began for to bark
Last night the dogs did bark

Themes:
Marriage prospects - women
Spinsters

Edition - Bod4206

Imprint Names:  [Ryle and Paul]

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1859

Imprint: [...] and Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials

Notes:  Firth b.26(55) is another impression.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 11767

Title: Clar de kitchen

First Line: In ole Kentuck, in de arternoon

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V977

Title: Oh dear! how I long to get married!

First Line: I am a damsel so blooming and gay

Subjects:  Victoria, queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:  MarriageSpinsters

Harding B 11(619)

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Edition - Bod12169

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V12591

Title: Just a little sunshine

First Line: I stood upon the old bridge and watched the river flow

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15482

Title: Daughters

First Line: What shall we do with all our girls? John Bull would like to know

Themes:  WomenCommerceSpinsters

Harding B 11(1950)

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Edition - Bod12769

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: V20408

Title: Old maiden lady's advice to a young one not to marry

First Line: Dear miss, I cannot but congratulate

Notes:  With: Young lady's answer.

Themes:  Marriage - womenSpinsters

Harding B 11(2810)

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Edition - Bod7506

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 70


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 23116

Title: The old maid of 95

First Line: I'm ninety five I'm ninety five

Themes:  Marriage - womenSpinsters

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2657

Title: Go it neddy

First Line: My toggery I took out of pawn

Firth b.27(180)

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Harding B 11(2811)

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Johnson Ballads 2726

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Johnson Ballads 3349

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