Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2190

Title: The young Highlander

First Line: A Highland lad my love was born

Subjects:  Scotland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3059

Title: Weel may the keel row

First Line: As I came through the cannon-gate

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 6458

Title: Crazy Jane

First Line: Why, fair maid, in every feature

Authors:  Lewis, Matthew Gregory, 1775-1818

Themes:  Unrequited loveInsanity

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
45C22: Armour
45H3: Battle

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure
31AA2512(+82): Arm stretched forward - AA - both arms or hands (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Firth b.27(10)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(4373)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 3340

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