Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



H. De Marsan, Publisher, 54 Chatham Street, N.Y.


Border: Clown.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V32582

Title: John Brown

First Line: Oh, there is a great news come from Charlestown

Authors:  Matthews, P.H.

Themes:  Slavery

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8409

Title: The fate of old John Brown

First Line: John Brown, unfortunate John Brown

Tune: John Anderson my Jo

Themes:  Slavery


IconClass Codes:
32B3211: American negroes
48C7521: One person playing string instrument (bowed)
32B312(AMERICANS): Non-European white peoples: Americans
43A373: Clown
33C213: Serenade to the beloved
48C7522: One person playing string instrument (plucked)


Shelfmark: Harding B 18(322)

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