Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1849 and 1862


London: Printed at Such's Song Mart, 123, Union Street, Borough


Firth c.13(230) is another impression Firth c.13(230) is another impression

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 927

Title: Homeward bound

First Line: Now to Blackwall docks we bid adieu

Subjects:  Malabar

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 565

Title: My bonny Irish boy!

First Line: When first I was courted by a bonny Irish boy

Subjects:  London (England)Dublin (Ireland)

Themes:  Unrequited love

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))
25H23: Sea (seascape)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B221: Street-trader
46A17: Working class, labourers
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
31A235: Sitting figure
31A25191(+81): Hand in the pocket (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
25D141: Anthracite, hard coal
31AA25312: Head held in the hand(s), with elbows leaning on an elevation or on the knees - AA - both arms or hands


Shelfmark: Firth c.12(157)

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