Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 24928

Title: The bay of Biscay, O!

First Line: Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder

Authors:  Cherry, A. (Andrew), 1762-1812

Themes:  Shipwreck

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: The Tartar drum

First Line: Row thy bark my gallant lover

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3214

Title: The sailor's allegory

First Line: Life's like a ship in constant motion

Authors:  Carey, George Saville, 1743-1807

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V28488

Title: The shipwreck'd sailor

First Line: While near approaching, homeward bound

Themes:  Shipwreck

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1512

Title: Glorious king of England

First Line: You Britons all, wherever you be

Tune: The king of the Cannibal islands

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V12549

Title: O! they march'd thro' the town

First Line: O! they march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Soldiers

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V3511

Title: Sweet carols of love

First Line: Now summer aporoaches [sic] dull winter recedes

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May

Themes:  Soldiers


IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
46C291: Shipwreck
26C32: Storm at sea
46C292: Drowning, shipwrecked person


Shelfmark: Harding B 36(11)

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