Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer, and Toy Warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12442

Title: Jim Crow

First Line: I come from old Kentucky

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6945

Title: The literary dustman

First Line: Some folks may boast of sense, egad

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8704

Title: Thro' the woods

First Line: Thro' the woods, thro' the woods, follow and find me

Performers:  Malibran, Maria, 1808-1836

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 13820

Title: Some love to roam

First Line: Some love to roam o'er the dark sea foam

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V1101

Title: Hurrah for the road

First Line: Hurrah o'er Hounslow-heath to roam

Themes:  Highwaymen

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1108

Title: The cottage near Rochelle

First Line: When I beheld the anchor weighed

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 23875

Title: The merry mountain horn

First Line: Yes, I will leave the battle field

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V2910

Title: Sweet Rose of Yarrow

First Line: The morning broke in blushes o'er me

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V4783

Title: The horn of chase

First Line: To join the chase at break of day

Themes:  Hunting

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13836

Title: We have liv'd and lov'd together

First Line: We have liv'd and loved together

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865


IconClass Codes:
33C225: Parting, leave-taking (of lovers)
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
46A14: Farmers
25I24: Public road in village


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