Broadside Ballads Online

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Publish'd Sepr. 24 1804, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London


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Ballad - Roud Number: 158

Title: A true & lamentable ballad call'd Billy Taylor, shewing the fatal effects of inconstancy

First Line: Billy Taylor was a gay young fellow

Attributation: Sung by Mr. Bannister, of Drury Lane Theatre, Mr. Fawcett, & Mr. Emery, of Covent Garden, &c. &c. &c.

Performers:  Bannister, John, 1760-1836Fawcett, John, 1768-1837Emery, John, 1777-1822

Performance Locations:  Drury Lane Theatre and Covent Garden Theatre

Themes:  SailorsWoman in disguise


IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
43B31: Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc.
33B6: Killing ~ aggressive relationships
46B354: Signboard
41D221(+82): Head-gear (+ women's clothes)
45C16(PISTOL): Firearms (with NAME)
45D322: Officer
31E3: The corpse
41D281: Woman dressed as man, travesty


Shelfmark: Harding B 10(13)

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