Broadside Ballads Online

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Printed, by J. Broadhurst, Norwich


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1245

Title: Days we went a gipsying

First Line: In the days when we went gipsying

Authors:  Ransford, Edwin, 1805-1876

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4977

Title: Going to Battersea

First Line: When I went to Battersea, a 'prentice lad was I

Themes:  Boating

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A723: Bench
46A21: Contrast between rich and poor
48C7521: One person playing string instrument (bowed)
41C52: Carousal, drinking-bout, orgy
41A7211: Stool
48C756: Popular music, street music
43A3: Pleasure fair and circus
41A191: Tent

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1444: Four-wheeled vehicle drawn by more than three animals


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(808)

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