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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1815

Titles:
The buxom blooming she-he man of Pimlico

First Lines:
There was a buxom servant maid

Themes:
Transvestism

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1442

Titles:
New song on the men in women's clothes

First Lines:
Oh dear, oh dear, now here's a case

Themes:
Transvestism

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8345

Titles:
A new song call'd Glasses green
The Suffolk comedy. In three parts

First Lines:
As I walk'd out one morning fair
You young men and maidens of beauty most bright

Themes:
Transvestism

Edition - Bod10096

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: H. Disley, Printer, 57, High Street, St. Giles


Ballad - Roud Number: V1815

Title: The buxom blooming she-he man of Pimlico

First Line: There was a buxom servant maid

Themes:  Transvestism

Harding B 11(503)

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Edition - Bod9169

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: T. Pearson, Printer, 6, Chadderton St., Manchester


Ballad - Roud Number: V1442

Title: New song on the men in women's clothes

First Line: Oh dear, oh dear, now here's a case

Themes:  Transvestism

Firth c.17(164)

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Edition - Bod24213

Imprint Names:  Dicey, W. and C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1736 and 1763

Imprint: Printed and sold at the Printing-Office in Bow-Church-Yard


Ballad - Roud Number: V8345

Title: The Suffolk comedy. In three parts

First Line: You young men and maidens of beauty most bright

Tune: Phillis the lovely

References:

ESTC: N70867

Themes:  Transvestism

Douce Ballads 3(88b)

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Edition - Bod4220

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and Sold in Aldermary Church-Yard, London

Notes:  Douce Ballads 3(66b) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 2153

Title: The merchant's son; and the beggar-wench of Hull

First Line: You gallants all I pray draw near

Themes:  BeggarsTransvestism

Douce Ballads 4(5)

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Edition - Bod4226

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Imprint: Printed and Sold in Aldermary Church Yard Bow-Lane, London

Notes:  Douce Ballads 4(5) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: 2153

Title: The merchant's son, and the beggar-wench of Hull

First Line: You gallants all I pray draw near

References:

ESTC: T206412

Themes:  BeggarsTransvestism

Douce Ballads 3(66b)

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Edition - Bod5260

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Douce Ballads 3(30b) is another edition


Ballad - Roud Number: 199

Title: The famous flower of serving-men: or, The lady turned to be a serving-man

First Line: You beautious ladies great and small

Tune: Flora's farewell; or Summer time

References:

ESTC: R176943

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism

Harding B 5(109)

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Edition - Bod5570

Imprint Names:  Evans, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1790 and 1813

Imprint: Printed and sold by T. Evans, no. 79, Long-Lane, West Smithfield, London

Notes:  The same illustration is used in Harding B 5(111)


Ballad - Roud Number: 199

Title: The famous flower; or, The lady turned to be a serving man

First Line: You beauteous ladies great and small

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism

Douce Ballads 4(26)

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Edition - Bod5927

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


Ballad - Roud Number: 141

Title: The golden glove

First Line: A wealthy young squire of Tamworth we hear

Notes:  The same setting of type, but with a different cut, appears in a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(1358)

Themes:  FarmersTransvestism

Harding B 17(115a)

Notes:  Slip.


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Johnson Ballads 839

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod5993

Imprint Names:  Evans, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1780 and 1812

Imprint: Sold at No. 42, Long Lane


Ballad - Roud Number: 199

Title: The famous flower of serving-men; or, The lady turned serving man

First Line: You beauteous ladies great and small

References:

ESTC: T35326

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism

Harding B 5(110)

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Edition - Bod863

Imprint Names:  Brooksby, P.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1672 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, at the golden ball in West- smithfield, near the Hospital-gate


Ballad - Roud Number: V32441

Title: The countrey cozen, or, The crafty city dame

First Line: There dwells a brave young wife in London city

Tune: Good morrow Valentine

References:

ESTC: R215170

Themes:  AdulteryTransvestism

Wood E 25(151)

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Edition - Bod12974

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: H. Disley, Printer, 57, High Street, St. Giles


Ballad

Title: She he barman of Southwark

First Line: You bonny lads and lasses gay

Themes:  TavernsTransvestism

Harding B 12(234)

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Edition - Bod7281

Imprint Names:  Pearson, T.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Imprint: Pearson, Printer, Chadderton St., Oldham Rd., Manchester


Ballad - Roud Number: 1200

Title: Female smuggler

First Line: Come list awhile and you shall hear

Themes:  SmugglingTransvestism

Firth c.12(246)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8162

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1838 and 1859

Imprint: A. Ryle, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1200

Title: The female smuggler

First Line: Come, attend awhile, and you soon shall hea[r]

Themes:  SmugglingTransvestism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V442

Title: Kitty of the Clyde

First Line: A boat danced on Clyde's bonny stream

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833

Firth c.12(243)

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Edition - Bod8267

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 1200

Title: The female smuggler

First Line: Come listen awhile and you shall hear

Themes:  SmugglingTransvestism

Firth c.12(244)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod16580

Imprint Names:  Turner, J.

Imprint Locations:  Coventry

Date  between 1797 and 1846

Imprint: Turner, Printer, Coventry


Ballad - Roud Number: 199

Title: The famous flower of serving men; or, the Lady turn'd serving man

First Line: You beauteous ladies, great and small

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism

Harding B 5(112)

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Harding B 23(10)

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Edition - Bod18910

Imprint Names:  Davenport, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1800 and 1802

Imprint: Printed and sold by J. Davenport, No. 6, George's Court, St. John's Lane, West Smithfield, London


Ballad - Roud Number: 199

Title: The famous flower of serving men; or, The lady turned to be a serving man

First Line: You beauteous ladies great and small

References:

ESTC: T192638

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism

Harding B 5(111)

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Edition - Bod21999

Imprint Names:  Nugent, J.F. & Co.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  between 1850 and 1899

Notes:  See Firth b.25(587/588) Slip. Appears also in a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 19(77a)


Ballad - Roud Number: 2949

Title: The seducer outwitted!

First Line: There was a young gentleman in this country did dwell

Themes:  SeductionTransvestism

2806 c.15(30)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod23693

Imprint Names:  Andrews, Elizabeth

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  [between 1664 and 1666]

Imprint: London, Printed for Eliz. Andrews in little St. Bartholomews court in West-smithfield


Ballad - Roud Number: 199

Title: The famous flower of serving-men. Or The lady turn'd serving

First Line: You beauteous ladies great and small

Tune: Flora's farewell

References:

ESTC: R233066

Themes:  TransvestismSinging

Douce Ballads 1(83b)

Notes:  Sheet divided


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Edition - Bod23853

Imprint Names:  Deacon, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1671 and 1704

Imprint: Printed for J. Deacon, at the Angel in Guilt-spur-street, without Newgate


Ballad - Roud Number: V32387

Title: The subtil miss of London: or, The ranting Hector well fitted by this cunning miss

First Line: A miss who near London did set up her trade

Tune: The two English travellers

References:

ESTC: R227387

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  ProstitutionTransvestism

Douce Ballads 2(202b)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V8310

Titles:
The Lancashire lovers: or, The merry wooing of Thomas and Betty

First Lines:
Thomas. My Betty thou knowst I have courted thee long

Themes:
Women sailors
Transvestism

Ballad Work - Roud Number: 2153

Titles:
The merchant's son; and the beggar-wench of Hull
The merchant's son, and the beggar-wench of Hull
The merchant's son, and the beggar wench of Hull

First Lines:
You gallants all I pray draw near
You gallants all, I pray draw near

Subjects:
York (England)

Themes:
Beggars
Transvestism
Theft

Ballad Work - Roud Number: V3304

Titles:
The rakish female sailor

First Lines:
I am a rakish fair maid, who dare not well be seen

Themes:
Women sailors
Transvestism

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