Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


J. Pitts, Toy Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5740

Title: Poor Mary Anne

First Line: Here, below the green turf, sleepeth

Themes:  Unrequited love

2nd Ballad

Title: What airy sound

First Line: What airy sound floats sweetly round

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3484

Title: Taste, O taste this spicy wine

First Line: Taste, O! taste this spicy wine

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V12999

Title: No life's like the life of a soldier

First Line: Now, without any doubt

Themes:  Soldiers

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V7897

Title: Brien Boru

First Line: O Kilmurrymacmahon's a place you wou'd bless

Subjects:  Ireland

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V11212

Title: Sigh not for love!

First Line: Sigh not for love, if you wish not to know

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 2390

Title: Long time I've courted you miss

First Line: Long time I've courted you, miss

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V20499

Title: Nosegay girl

First Line: Sweet nosegays, come buy my swe[et] nosegays

Themes:  Street traders

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23655

Title: Village maid

First Line: When I quitted the cot that stands alone on the moor

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 21256

Title: Ben Backstay the boatswain

First Line: Ben Backstay was our boatswain very merry boy

Authors:  Dibdin, Charles, 1768-1833

Themes:  Sailors

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V698

Title: Girl of my heart

First Line: I have parks, I have grounds

Authors:  Rannie, John

Themes:  WealthMarriage proposals

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V3015

Title: Poll of Wapping stairs

First Line: Your landsmen's wives with all their airs

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841Reeves, Sims, 1818-1900

Notes:  Music by Sims Reeves.

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V20022

Title: Blue eyed Mary

First Line: Pretty blue-ey'd Mary


IconClass Codes:
25H131: Rocky coast
46C223: Harbour
41C714: Beer, ale
41C741: Pipe ~ tobacco
44A51(GREAT BRITAIN): Personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. (with NAME)
46C132: Riding on animal other than horse, ass, or mule
61B2(Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821): Historical person (with NAME)
31A235: Sitting figure
41C324: Tankard
45(+3): Warfare; military affairs (+ naval force)
48CC7521: One person playing string instrument (bowed) - CC - out of doors
25F51(FROG): Tailless amphibians: frog
61A(1801)(+4): Historical events and situations (with DATE) (+ cartoon, satire, caricature of historical event)
41C721: Coffee


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1151)

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