Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitt [sic], Printer, Toy and Marble warehose [sic] 6, Great st. Andrew Street dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V16287

Title: [Sail]or's harvest home

First Line: The hero, who, to live in story

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2169

Title: Lovely woman

First Line: Talk as you will the fair rule still

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 18844

Title: The king and countryman

First Line: There was an old chap in the West country

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3588

Title: March to the battle field

First Line: March to the battle field

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V5485

Title: The wolf

First Line: At the peaceful midnight hour

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V13839

Title: Sing to love a roundelay

First Line: Oh, love is the fairy power

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V1936

Title: The mountain maid

First Line: The mountain maid from her bower hied hied

Performers:  Sinclair, John, 1791-1857

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7380

Title: Jamie of Dundee

First Line: I canna like ye, gentle sir

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V9514

Title: The queer little man

First Line: A queer little man; 'very how came you so

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teutchland I came with my light wares all laden

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

Themes:  Street traders

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13787

Title: The minute gun at sea

First Line: When in the storm on Albion's coast

Themes:  Shipwreck

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V8085

Title: Love's labour lost

First Line: Young love in a transport exclaim'd

Performers:  Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Mathews), Madame, 1797-1856

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V990

Title: Heart and lute

First Line: I give thee all I can no more

14th Ballad - Roud Number: V1198

Title: William at eve

First Line: When William at eve meets me down by the stile


IconClass Codes:
31D17: Old woman
41D132: Fashionable woman, 'belle'
41D262: Fan
41D211: Dress, gown


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