Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13778

Title: Hurrah for the bonnets of blue

First Line: Here's a health to them that's awa'

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Notes:  Two stanzas only

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1218

Title: The Rose of Allandale

First Line: The morn was fair, the skies were clear

Authors:  Jefferys, Charles, 1807-1865

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 962

Title: Pretty Susan, the pride of Kildare

First Line: When first from sea I landed, I had a roving mind

Subjects:  Ireland

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3707

Title: Lady, the silver moon

First Line: Lady, the silver moon shines bright

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A373: Clown

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41B21: Open hearth, fire-place
31AA233: Kneeling figure - AA - female human figure
48C7522: One person playing string instrument (plucked)
48C7324: Cithern, mandolin, guitar, balalaika
84(CINDERELLA): Tales and fairy tales (with TITLE)
42F31: Cleaning (the house)


Shelfmark: Firth b.27(339)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 2572

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 3342

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