Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1850 and 1899


See Firth b.27(109/110) for imprint


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1162

Title: The bonny labouring boy

First Line: As I roved out one morning

Notes:  Appears also in Harding B 19(17), 2806 b.9(252), and Firth b.27(109/ 100)

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3800

Title: where are you going on Sunday?

First Line: I am going to tell a story

Notes:  Appears also, but with a different illustration, in another sheet of four; see 2806 b.11(278)

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15287

Title: The young man's invitation to a pleasant looking wife

First Line: Who shall be fairest? -- who shall be rarest?

Notes:  2806 c.15(2) is another issue of this ballad alone. Appears also in Harding B 19(17) and 2806 b.9(247).

4th Ballad

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I141: Reaping, picking, mowing ~ harvest
47I1(+21): Agriculture (+ men (labourers))
47I15(SICKLE): Agricultural implements: sickle

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D3: Marriage, married couple, 'matrimonium'
41A16: Rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
46A14: Farmers
46AA14: Farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
47I214: Goat


Shelfmark: Harding B 19(18)

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