Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1796 and 1853


Swindells, Printer


Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads; see 2806 c.16(199)


Ballad - Roud Number: 2146

Title: Black velvet band

First Line: To go in a smack, down at Ba[r]king, when a boy, as apprentice I was bound

Tune: Tars of the Blanch


IconClass Codes:
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
31D13: Adolescent, young woman, maiden
31A25552(+82): Index finger forwards, pointing, indicating (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
32B311(ITALIANS?): Europeans (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Harding B 16(25c)

Notes:  Slip.

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