Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer, Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad

Title: Don't I love my mother

First Line: The boys and gals all jeers at me

Themes:  Mothers

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7063

Title: Some with they were single

First Line: Ye single girls, a warning take

Themes:  Domestic strife

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 21859

Title: Darby Kelly

First Line: My grandsire beat a drum so neat

Themes:  Soldiers

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V171

Title: The bachelor of sixty-two

First Line: Some say to ninety-five they live

Themes:  Bachelors

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V20025

Title: Come to the vine feast

First Line: Come to the vine feast, come, pretty maids

Themes:  Wine

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V21096

Title: The breeches

First Line: I've often heard Will's wife declare

Themes:  Domestic strife

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V8676

Title: A man's a man for a' that

First Line: Is there for honest poverty


IconClass Codes:
45D312: Officer
31E3: The corpse
11G193: Female angels
11G41: Guardian angel
45H53: Putting out of action by killing


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