Broadside Ballads Online

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Printed by E. Keys, Devonport. Sold by R. Stone, Bridge- street, Exeter; W. Burridge, Truro, Cornwall; And by S. Reed, Newport, Monmouthshire


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12876

Title: The return of the admiral

First Line: How gallantly, how merrily

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V16178

Title: The days we went lushy home

First Line: In the days when we came lushy home

Themes:  Drinking

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
24B62: Contemplation of the moon, 'schwärmen'
45C16(CANNON): Firearms: cannon
46C215(DECK): Parts of ship's exterior (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11K2: Devils in the form of (fabulous) animals
11K43: Devil or demons attacking mortals

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D221(+44): Head-gear (+ feathers used for clothes)
42D11: Proposal, declaration of love

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F36(GOOSE): Water-birds: goose

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
43B31: Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc.
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
43B31(+11): Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc. (+ waiter, waitress, etc.)


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1552

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