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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 - 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 - Bod4159

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H.P. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher, 177, Union- st., Boro', S.E.

Notes:  2806 c.16(131) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 548


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 7

Title: Sylvia's request and William's denial

First Line: Fair Sylvia on a certain day

Themes:  TransvestismHighwaymen - female

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 621

Title: O rare Turpin

First Line: As I was riding over Hounslow moor

Themes:  Highwaymen

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1930

Title: Norah my own mountain maid

First Line: Oh, Norah, dear Norah, my own mountain maid

Firth c.17(26)

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Harding B 11(2719)

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Edition - Bod5673

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

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

Notes:  Firth c.12(331) is another edition. Firth c.12(331) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 164


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 531

Title: Saucy sailor boy

First Line: Oh, come my own one, come my fond one

Themes:  SailorsMoney

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 309

Title: Canada I, O

First Line: There was a gallant lady all in her tender years

Themes:  SailorsTransvestism

Firth c.13(240)

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Harding B 11(3429)

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Harding B 11(3429A)

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Edition - Bod5701

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: J. Catnach, Printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad

Title: The he she lady's maid

First Line: Good people all attention give and of a droll affair

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 197 is another issue of this ballad alone

Themes:  ServantsTransvestism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1000

Title: The bold privateer

First Line: Fare you well my dearest Polly

Themes:  Piracy

Firth c.17(207)

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Firth c.17(311)

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Edition - Bod6298

Imprint Names:  Deacon, J.Blare, J.Brooksby, P.Back, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1683 and 1696

Imprint: Printed for P. Brooksby, J. Deacon, J. Blare, J. Back


Ballad - Roud Number: V5616

Title: [T]he maidens frollick: or, [A brief] relation how six lusty lasses has prest full fourteen taylors on the backside of St. Clements, and other adjacent places

First Line: [Of] late near the Strand we well understand

References:

ESTC: R228436

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  Press-gangsTransvestism

Firth b.19(18)

Notes:  Torn at left side; lacking part of title and first stanza


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Edition - Bod7316

Imprint Names:  Taylor, W.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Printed by Taylor, 16 Waterloo-road


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1701

Title: James and Flora, or, The united lovers

First Line: Come all you true lovers, attend for awhile

Tune: The village fair

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7836

Title: The village bells

First Line: How sweet to hear the village bells

Firth b.26(446)

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Edition - Bod7730

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Harding B 11(3887)

Series Identifier: 428


Ballad - Roud Number: 1701

Title: James & Flora

First Line: Come all you true lovers attend for awhile

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(254)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod7991

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Machine Printer & Publisher, 177, Union Street, Boro'. S.E.

Series Identifier: 251


Ballad - Roud Number: 1533

Title: Susan's adventures. On board of a man of war. Answer to the British man-of-war

First Line: Young Susan was a blooming maid

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(239)

Notes:  On the same page are two newspaper accounts of female sailors: The Albion, Aug. 30 1807 and Bell's Weekly, July 19, 1807


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Edition - Bod10104

Imprint Names:  Bebbington, J.O.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Date  between 1855 and 1858

Notes:  Part of a sheet of three ballads; see Firth c.26(50) for the imprint.

Series Identifier: 267


Ballad - Roud Number: 367

Title: Polly Oliver's rambles

First Line: One night as Polly Oliver lay musing in bed

Themes:  Women soldiersTransvestism

Firth c.14(169)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod8018

Imprint Names:  Ryle, A. and Co.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1845 and 1859

Imprint: A. Ryle & Co., Printers, 2 & 3, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3304

Title: The rakish female sailor

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

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13796

Title: Ingle side!

First Line: Oh! come, come, to the ingle-side

Firth c.12(238)

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Edition - Bod8183

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 551

Title: William and Margaret

First Line: 'Twas on a Monday, all in the month of May

Themes:  PregnancyTransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(165)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8254

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 158

Title: The female lieutenant, or Faithless lover rewarded

First Line: William was a youthful lover

Themes:  MurderTransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(232)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8256

Imprint Names:  Walker, W.R.Stewart, B.

Imprint Locations:  NewcastleCarlisle

Date  c.1860

Imprint: W.R. Walker, Printer, Arcade, Newcastle; and may be had of Stewart, Botchergate, Carlisle


Ballad - Roud Number: 158

Title: Bold William Taylor

First Line: I'll sing you a song about two lovers

Themes:  MurderTransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(234)

Notes:  Number cropped Slip


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Edition - Bod8257

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 158

Title: Billy Taylor

First Line: Billy Taylor was a gay young feller

Themes:  MurderTransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V740

Title: Katty, darling

First Line: The flowers are blooming, Katty, darling

Firth c.12(235)

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Harding B 11(292)

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Edition - Bod8258

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: J. Pitts, Printer, & Wholesale Toy Warehouse 6 Great st, Andrew street 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: V1277

Title: Female tar

First Line: Come all you blooming damsels & listen to my song

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(248)

Notes:  Slip


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Harding B 25(649)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8259

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 7


Ballad - Roud Number: 1618

Title: Young Henry of the raging main

First Line: One summer's morning, as day was dawning

Subjects:  India

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(237)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8263

Imprint Names:  Paul, C.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Paul, Printer, 18, Great st. Andrew street, 7 Dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 1533

Title: Susan's adventures, in a man of war. An answer to the British man of war

First Line: Young Susan was a blooming maid

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(240)

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Harding B 11(3707)

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Edition - Bod8265

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 553

Title: Caroline and her young sailor bold

First Line: It's of a young nobleman's daughter, so comely and handsome we hear

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(242)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8270

Imprint Names:  Birmingham, W.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Notes:  See Carnell (1979): F3, F9 for imprint Slip. Appears also, but with different cuts, in Harding B 19(8) and Harding B 19(73a)


Ballad - Roud Number: 17784

Title: The female rambling sailor

First Line: Come, all young people, far and near

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(247)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod8272

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 14


Ballad - Roud Number: 17784

Title: Female rambling sailor

First Line: Come all young people far and near

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(249)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod8278

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 51


Ballad - Roud Number: 1701

Title: James and Flora united

First Line: Come all you true lovers attend for a while

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Firth c.12(256)

Notes:  Number cropped Slip


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Edition - Bod8335

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

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

Notes:  Harding B 11(969) is another edition Harding B 11(970) is another edition

Series Identifier: 343


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V391

Title: Hearts of oak

First Line: Come cheer up my lads 'tis to glory we steer

Authors:  Garrick, David, 1717-1779

Themes:  Naval

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V15037

Title: Do you really think she did

First Line: I waited till twilight and still she did not come

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 226

Title: The female drummer

First Line: A maiden I was at the age of fifteen

Themes:  Women soldiersTransvestism

Firth c.14(165)

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Harding B 11(971)

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