Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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Printed and Sold by J. Pitts, No. 14, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


8 p. An uncut chapbook.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 24887

Title: Poor Jack

First Line: Go patter to lubbers and swabs d'ye see

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13818

Title: Yo heave ho

First Line: My name d'ye see's Tom Tough

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1080

Title: Saturday night at sea

First Line: Twas Saturday, the twinkling stars

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3375

Title: The sailor's consolation

First Line: Spanking Jack was so comely, so pleasant, so jolly

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Themes:  Naval

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V16574

Title: Naval victories

First Line: Why I'm singing of French, Dutch, and Spanish Armada

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 23134

Title: Smiling Nan

First Line: What should sailors do on shore?

Authors:  O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V1083

Title: Wives and sweethearts, or Saturday night at sea

First Line: 'Tis said we ven'trous dia-hards [sic]

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V2152

Title: Remember Jack

First Line: When scarce a hand-spike high

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

9th Ballad

Title: Ned that died at sea

First Line: Give ear to both high and low

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V5409

Title: Duncan and victory

First Line: Again the willing trumph of fame

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

Subjects:  Duncan, Adam Duncan, Viscount, 1731-1804

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V26709

Title: Nautical philosophy

First Line: I be one of those sailors who think it no lie

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V5802

Title: The voice of nature

First Line: Yanko he tell and he no lie

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814


IconClass Codes:
33C225: Parting, leave-taking (of lovers)
45D323: Sailor
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
46C215(ANCHOR): Parts of ship's exterior: anchor
25H13: Coast


Shelfmark: Curzon b.20(17)

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