Broadside Ballads Online

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[1] H. Paul, Printer, 22, Brick lane, Spitalfields [2] Paul Printer 18 Great Saint Andrew Stree[t] 7 Dials, And sold by J. Morgan 46 Brick Lane Spitalfields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16508

Title: The London merchant's daugher, and her young sailor bold

First Line: Young men and maid maidens pray give attention

Tune: The banks of sweet primroses

Themes:  Courtship - difference in social statusLovers reunited

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1402

Title: The beautiful muff

First Line: A buxom young damsel on a cold winter's night

Tune: Dumble down deary

Notes:  Johnson Ballads 640 is another issue of this ballad alone

Themes:  Sexual intercourse


IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
24A2: Sunset
46C222: Ship in the roads, roadstead
46C(+622): Traffic and transport (+ waving farewell)


Shelfmark: Firth b.34(168)

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