Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13956

Title: Nelly Bly

First Line: Nelly Bly! Nelly Bly! bring de broom along

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13866

Title: Marble halls

First Line: I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls

Authors:  Bunn, A. (Alfred), 1796-1860

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13836

Title: We have lived and loved together

First Line: We have liv'd and lov'd together

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

4th Ballad

Title: The old sextan [sic]

First Line: Nigh to a grave that was newly made

Authors:  Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864Russell, Henry, 1812-1900

Themes:  Burial

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V703

Title: Gloomy winter's now awa

First Line: Gloomy winter's now awa'

Authors:  Tannahill, Robert, 1774-1810


IconClass Codes:
41C21: Kitchen
32B3211: American negroes
42F32(BROOM): (household) utensils and implements (with NAME)
31A235: Sitting figure
25G4(MAIZE): Plants and herbs (with NAME)
42F31: Cleaning (the house)
41C254: Kitchen-fire
48C732: String instruments (plucked)
25G21(PUMPKIN): Fruits: pumpkin


Shelfmark: Firth b.27(153)

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