Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1842 and 1855


William Jackson Son, and [sic] (late J. Russell, Printers, Moor-street, Birmingham


Firth b.26(189) is another edition. Firth b.26(189) is another edition.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13223

Title: A fine sight for a father

First Line: What a pleasure it is to have a good wife

Tune: Over the water to Charlie

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 581

Title: Jenny the maid of the moor

First Line: The lasses of Scotland are bonny and free

Subjects:  Scotland


IconClass Codes:
31AA2511(+81): Arm raised upward - AA - both arms or hands (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
47B1814: Butcher, slaughterman
31B6(+9281): Morphology of human expression (+ laughing at a person)
31AA2518(+81): Hand on the hip - AA - both arms or hands (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
34B113: Watch-dog, dog watching
33C229: Lover chased away; to be given the mitten


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1202)

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