Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885


H.P. Such, Machine Printer and Publisher, 177, Union-street, Borough


Firth c.22(92) is another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9174

Title: Dear father come home

First Line: Come back to us father, oh why do you stay

Tune: There's none like a mother

Themes:  Drunkenness

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2937

Title: My dear mother's grave

First Line: By the side of a clear crystal river

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13799

Title: I would I where [sic] a bird

First Line: Oh, would I were a bird, that I might fly to thee

Notes:  Stanzas are six lines each


IconClass Codes:
31A233: Kneeling figure
31D11221: Boy (child between toddler and youth)
11Q51: Reading the Bible or other religious books


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2763)

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