Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Printed and Published by J. Pitts, No 6 Great St. Andrew street


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V17277

Title: Each has a lover but me

First Line: My old maiden aunt s[a]y[s] I am young

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad

Title: Sailors farewell to his love

First Line: You gentle muses that's nine in number

Themes:  Sailors

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42A4211: Carrying a child on the back
25I24: Public road in village
31A329: Eavesdropper
13E421: Gipsy woman or gipsy handreading

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
49L16: Letter combinations such as letterword, anagram, letter square, monogram, etc.
25F3: Birds


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1041)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1042)

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Shelfmark: Johnson Ballads 807

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