Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1847 and 1852


Printed and Sold by John Ross, Royal Arcade, Newcastle-on- Tyne


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 518

Title: Rambling sailor

First Line: I am a sailor stout and bold, long time I have ploughed the ocean

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 346

Title: Jolly fellows that follow the plough

First Line: When four o'clock comes then up we rise

Themes:  Agricultural laborers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 17733

Title: Drover boy

First Line: I'm a merry-hearted mountain drover

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3345

Title: The wishing gate

First Line: 'Twas Michaelmas eve and rather late


IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
31AA2351: Sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
42E31: Grave, tomb
42E131: Mourning the dead
48C149: Ruin of a building ~ architecture


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3226)

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