Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1797 and 1834


Walker, Printer, Durham

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9495

Title: Prime the cup, fill it high

First Line: Prime the cup, fill it high

Themes:  Drinking

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 5898

Title: The boatman of de Ohio

First Line: De boatman dance, de boatman sing

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V12506

Title: De color'd fancy ball

First Line: Oh! when soft music's sounding, de Yaller gals to enthral

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
41C326: Jar, jug (used as drinking-vessel)


Shelfmark: Firth c.22(54)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(3174)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1659

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1660

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 1661

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