Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



W. Birmingham, Printer, Thomas-st. Dublin


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12821

Title: An admired song called bold Trainor O

First Line: I am a young damsel that lies here in bondage

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Catholic ChurchSeductionClergy

2nd Ballad

Title: A new song on The Russian war

First Line: You sons of old britannia wherever that you be

Themes:  Crimean War, 1853-1856

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 566

Title: Answer to Ballindown brae!

First Line: Young men and maidens I pray lend an ear

Themes:  Seduction and abandonment

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 1427

Title: Erin's lovely home

First Line: All you that's at your liberty I hope you will draw near

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Transported convictElopement

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V11588

Title: The tradesman's lamination [lamentation]

First Line: On a cold winter's morning, as the day was a dawning

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Trade depression

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 3007

Title: [The] maid that sold her barley

First Line: [I]t's cold raw the north wind blows

Themes:  Seduction

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61B2(WELLINGTON?)(+51): Historical person (with NAME) (+ head (and shoulders) (portrait))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
25I24: Public road in village
34(+951): Man and animal (+ fighting animals; aggressive relations)
25I2: Village

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
49M32: Book
49N: Reading
42B71: Family life at home
49A: Education
42B: Parents with their children

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
42A3: Mother and baby or young child
31AA2545(+82): Gripping someone by the shoulder - AA - both arms or hands (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A17: Farm (building)
34B232: Fowl (cock, hen, chicken, etc.)
25F23(FOX)(+451): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: fox (+ animal in search of food)


Shelfmark: Firth b.25(7/8)

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