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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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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 - Bod4160

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

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

Notes:  Firth c.17(26) 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 Hunslow moor

Themes:  Highwaymen

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1930

Title: Norah my own mountain maid

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

2806 c.16(131)

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Harding B 11(2718)

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Edition - Bod1829

Imprint Names:  Wright, J.Clarke, J.Thackeray, W.Passinger, T.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1681 and 1684

Imprint: Pinted [sic] for J. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray, and T. Passinger


Ballad - Roud Number: V8310

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

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

Tune: Loves tide

References:

ESTC: R233235

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Douce Ballads 1(134b)

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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 - Bod5789

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1863 and 1885

Imprint: London: H. Such, Printer & Publisher, 177, Union-Street, Borough. S.E.

Series Identifier: 165


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 141

Title: The golden glove

First Line: A wealthy young squire of Tamworth we hear

Themes:  Social statusTransvestism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: The sailor's tear

First Line: He leaped into the boat

Notes:  Harding B 15(272b) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Sailors

Harding B 11(1357)

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Johnson Ballads 1171

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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 - Bod2110

Imprint Names:  Hillatt and Martin

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Printed and Published by Hillatt & Martin, 13, Little Prescot Street, Goodman's Fields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1552

Title: Nelson's monument

First Line: Britons long expected great news from our fleet

Subjects:  Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 239

Title: The female cabin boy or The row amongst the sailors

First Line: It is of a pretty female, as you shall understand

Tune: Female drummer

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

Harding B 11(2620)

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Edition - Bod2569

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

Notes:  Firth b.27(13) is another impression.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1618

Title: Young Henry of the raging main

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

Subjects:  India

Themes:  SailorsTransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V685

Title: Listen dear Fanny

First Line: Listen dear Fanny, oh, listen to me

Harding B 11(4366)

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Edition - Bod12019

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

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


Ballad - Roud Number: V20683

Title: Mary Newall the artful girl of Pimlico

First Line: Come all you ladies list to me

Themes:  PoliceServantsTransvestismTheft

Harding B 11(2361)

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Harding B 13(153)

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Johnson Ballads 320

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Edition - Bod12054

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, Toy and Marble Warehouse, Great St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials. Sold also by D. Goodwin, 204, Whitechapel Road, near the London Hospital


1st Ballad

Title: Lady's trip to Kennedy

First Line: There was a gallant lady

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5195

Title: Banner of war

First Line: Behold the Britannia how stately and brave

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V486

Title: Affectionate soldier

First Line: Twas in the evening of a wintry day

Authors:  Carey, George Saville, 1743-1807

Notes:  Harding B 25(14) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Soldiers

Harding B 11(2039)

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Edition - Bod12906

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: Printed at the \"Catnach Press\" by W. Fortey, Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5437

Title: Pilgrim of love

First Line: Orynthia, my beloved, I call in vain!

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1005

Title: O give me back but yesterday

First Line: O give me back but yesterday

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 158

Title: Bold William Taylor

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

Themes:  MurderTransvestismWomen sailors

Harding B 11(3010)

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