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Ballad Work - Roud Number: V6918

The amorous gallant

First Lines:
How bonny and brisk, how pleasant and sweet


Edition - Bod23147

Imprint Names:  Coles, F.Vere, T.Wright, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1663 and 1674

Imprint: Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright

Ballad - Roud Number: V6918

Title: The amorous gallant

First Line: How bonny and brisk, how pleasant and sweet

Tune: Jenny's delight


ESTC: R30815

Themes:  SeductionVoyeurism

4o Rawl. 566(88)

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Ballad Work - Roud Number: 1257

[The handsome chambermaid]
The pretty chambermaid
The handsome chambermaid

First Lines:
Not far from town a country spuire [sic]
Not far from town a country squire


Ballad Work - Roud Number: V1602

Ellen Booth

First Lines:
When I was twenty-three I courted Ellen Booth
When I was twenty-three
When I was twenty-three, I courted Ellen Booth

Practical jokes

Edition - Bod11576

Imprint Names:  King, T.Green, G.

Imprint Locations:  BirminghamLondon

Date  c.1845

Imprint: Printed by T. King, Birmingham and sold by G. Green, at his Music stall, near the Turnpike, City road, and at Featherstone st., City road

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V29836

Title: The follies of a night

First Line: When I was twenty-three

Tune: Doll at the fair

Themes:  Voyeurism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3488

Title: Do the best you can

First Line: Now, some have got the blues

Themes:  PovertyLandlordsDisease

Harding B 11(1239)

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Edition - Bod11785

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

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

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1602

Title: Ellen Booth

First Line: When I was twenty-three, I courted Ellen Booth

Themes:  Voyeurism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V32592

Title: I cannot love again

First Line: Gh! [sic] do not bid me mother

Themes:  Unrequited love

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V414

Title: Ho! Fill me a tankard

First Line: Ho, fill me a tankard, good mine host

Themes:  Drinking

Harding B 11(1559)

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Edition - Bod9883

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see Johnson Ballads 2771

Ballad - Roud Number: 1257

Title: The pretty chambermaid

First Line: Not far from town a country squire

Themes:  AdulteryServantsVoyeurism

Firth c.18(288)

Notes:  Slip.

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Harding B 16(212c)

Notes:  Slip.

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