Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866


J. Harkness, Printer, Preston

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3819

Title: Bob & Bet (a parody on Susannah don't you cry)

First Line: Oh, Bob you've often told me that you'd take me to the church

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentPaternity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1186

Title: Jolly young waterman!!

First Line: And did you not hear of a jolly young waterman

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Subjects:  London (England)

Themes:  WatermenRanelagh GardensVauxhall Gardens


IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
31AA235: Sitting figure - AA - female human figure
41D221(+82): Head-gear (+ women's clothes)
41D2252: Muff
46C2326: Rowing-boat, canoe, etc.


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(353)

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