Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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Printed and Published by T. Watts, 14, Snowhill, Birm.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15012

Title: The maniac

First Line: Hark! 'tis the watch-man; he guards my lonely cell

Authors:  Russell, H.

Themes:  Insanity

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13248

Title: The Englishman

First Line: There's a land that bears a world-known name

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5367

Title: [W]hy walk I by the lonely strand

First Line: Why walk I by the lonely strand?

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V16084

Title: Jullien's grand polka

First Line: Oh! Sure the world is all run mad

Themes:  Dancing

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V3083

Title: The hunter's horn

First Line: The hunter's signal horn is sounding

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V321

Title: The Castilian maid

First Line: Oh! remember the time in Lamanchas shade

Authors:  Moore, Thomas

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 17553

Title: Merry row the bonny bark

First Line: O merry row, O merry row

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7189

Title: Deep in my soul

First Line: Deep in my soul that tender secret dwells

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V14003

Title: My own Blue Belle

First Line: My own Blue Bell!

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V30064

Title: Jack Shepard's celebrated chaunt

First Line: Its going to strange countries don't grieve me

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1621

Title: Henry's gone to the wars

First Line: Ah! my heart from my bosom did fly

Themes:  Soldiers

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 1060

Title: Rosetta and her plough boy

First Line: You constant lovers give attention

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V9566

Title: Isabel

First Line: [W]ake! dearest wake! and again united

Notes:  Only the first line survives the cropping.

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C92: One pair dancing; man and woman dancing as a couple
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61BB2(Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman


Shelfmark: Firth b.28(26a)

Notes:  Imperfect; cropped along bottom edge. Stamp on reverse: Bodleian Library 22 April 1918. Large format.

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