Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1780 and 1812


London: Printed and sold by J. Evans and Sons, Long-lane, West Smithfield

Series Identifier:

Cheap repository


Ballad - Roud Number: V20231

Title: The sorrows of Yamba; or, The negro woman's lamentation

First Line: In St. Lucie's distant isle

Tune: Hosier's ghost

Authors:  More, Hannah, 1745-1833

Themes:  SlaveryAfricans


IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
25G3: Trees
25H13: Coast
25I3: Farm or solitary house in landscape
25H23: Sea (seascape)
46C2325(+21): Poling, punting (+ one person ~ traffic and transport)


Shelfmark: Harding B 3(51)

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