Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V6882

Title: The colours the ladies should wear

First Line: The red, white and blue is now flying

Themes:  Crimean War, 1853-1856

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13956

Title: Nelly Bly

First Line: Nelly Bly! Nelly Bly! bring de broom along

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


IconClass Codes:
41A711: Table
41A721: Chair
31AA235: Sitting figure - AA - female human figure
41D262: Fan
41A7211: Stool
25G21(POMEGRANATE): Fruits: pomegranate
41D2621: Fan language


Shelfmark: 2806 d.31(25)

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Shelfmark: Firth b.27(442)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(650)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 3348

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