Broadside Ballads Online

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Two joined sheets; ballads have different orientations. On the other side of the sheet is printed: The life, conduct, and execution, of Samuel Wright (1830).


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 5804

Title: Lovely Ann

First Line: When I was young and in my prime

Subjects:  Belfast (Ireland)America

Themes:  Shipwreck

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V35063

Title: The British sailor

First Line: You sons of Britain poor and great

Themes:  Sailors

3rd Ballad

Title: ... Sialor [sic]

First Line: Ye blooming lovers pray lend an ear

Subjects:  Dublin (Ireland)Liverpool (England)Canada

Themes:  Women sailors

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 559

Title: [The] milkmaid of Blackberry fold

First Line: It's of a rich squire in Bristol doth dwell

Themes:  Social status


IconClass Codes:
46C24(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))


Shelfmark: Firth c.17(233v)

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