Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1663 and 1674


London, Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright

Sheet References:
  • ESTC: R233778


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V30770

Title: The seamans song of Captain Ward, the famous pyrate of the world, and an English man born

First Line: Gallants you must understand

Tune: The king's going to Boulogne

Themes:  Piracy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V30470

Title: The seaman's song of Dansekar the Dutchman, his [robbe]ries done at sea

First Line: Sing we (seamen) now and then

Tune: The king's going to Boulogne

Themes:  Piracy

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F23(LION)(+12): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion (+ heraldic animals)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45(+3): Warfare; military affairs (+ naval force)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D23321: Boots
45C13(SWORD): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword
46C1462: Spur
31A2513(+81): Arm stretched sidewards (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C16(CANNON)(+1): Firearms: cannon (+ during the battle)
45(+3): Warfare; military affairs (+ naval force)


Shelfmark: Douce Ballads 2(199a)

Notes:  Sheet divided; cropped top and right edges. The two halves are attached to the page in reverse order.

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