Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V13403

Title: [She's] down in the village a waiting for me

First Line: They tell us that Venus arose from the sea

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 23104

Title: The merry little soldier

First Line: I'm a merry little soldier

Themes:  Soldiers

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5569

Title: Far over land

First Line: Far over land far over wave, a pilgrim I am roaming

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 2678

Title: She's fail'd in her truth

First Line: And has she then fail'd in her truth

Themes:  Rejected suitor

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 7759

Title: Why are you wandering here I pray?

First Line: Why are you wand'ring her[e] I pray?

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

Performance Locations:  Haymarket Theatre

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1749

Title: [G]allant trobadour [sic]

First Line: Glowing with love on fire [for fame]

7th Ballad

Title: The queen of May

First Line: When the winter is gone and [the summer] is come

Themes:  Rural societyMay day


IconClass Codes:
25F32: Song-birds
25G3(+22): Trees (+ branch, stick)


Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 735

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 3069

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