Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V27467

Title: Tally ho! hark away

First Line: It was on the first of March, in the year of thirty-three

Themes:  HuntingPolitics and government - Ireland, 19th century

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4231

Title: The game of cards

First Line: You true sons of Erin draw near me

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th centuryFenians

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 3027

Title: A new song called The Black Horse

First Line: Come all you airy bachelors, a warning take by me

Themes:  Soldiers

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C1318: Horse in motion
25G3(PINE): Trees: pine

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46B16: Auction sale, public sale

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C225: Parting, leave-taking (of lovers)
45D313: Private soldier
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
33C232: (lovers) kissing each other
47D41: Watermill


Shelfmark: 2806 b.9(231)

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