Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1858 and 1861


Bebbington, Printer, 31, Oldham Road, Manchester, sold by J. Beaumont, 176, York Street, Leeds [and] Printed and Sold by J. Wrigley, Junr. 3, Rochdale Road, Manchester


Wrigley acquired Bebbington's plates; see Firth c.26(242)

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12625

Title: Great big Irish stew

First Line: I am going to tell you a tale so fine

Themes:  Migrant labor - IrishCookingSt. Paul's cathedral$zLondon

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 186

Title: Pretty plough boy

First Line: It's of a pretty plough boy was gazing o'er his plough

Themes:  Social statusPress-gangsLovers parted


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1400)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1870

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