Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer Toy and Marble ware-house, 6, Great St. Andrew street dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7188

Title: Deep in the forest dell

First Line: Deep in the forest dell

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6786

Title: The knight of the sable plume

First Line: The moon had rose over the battle field

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1346

Title: Hail smiling morn

First Line: Hail smiling morn that tips the hills with gold

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V6788

Title: The knight of the silver shield

First Line: Splendour blazed in the castle hall

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V12073

Title: I want money

First Line: I want money, I want money

Themes:  Money

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1085

Title: The wandering Savoyard

First Line: Ah, hear the wandering Savoyard's tale

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V144

Title: The archer boy

First Line: Oh! elude him not, the archer boy

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13766

Title: Farewell to the mountain

First Line: Farewell to the mountain

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V3136

Title: Pat was a darling boy

First Line: 'Twas at the sign of the fork

Themes:  Drunkenness

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13842

Title: The bridal ring

First Line: I dreamt last night of our earlier days

Themes:  Marriage

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V382

Title: Pat Fagan

First Line: You all know Pat Fagan the labourer well


IconClass Codes:
43B31: Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc.
46A14: Farmers
41D267: Purse, money-bag
46B355: Trade mark, trade token, trade sign, trade card
33B11: Mocking, insulting; teasing
55C11: Squandering, Extravagance, Prodigality, Waste; 'Prodigalità' (Ripa)


Click image to view larger

Click image to view larger

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.