Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1812 and 1830


Printed by, D. Wrighton, 86, Snow-Hill, Birmingham


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5784

Title: The merry cobler

First Line: A psalm and a song singing cobler I be

Themes:  ShoemakersDomestic relations

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V12566

Title: The merry sailor

First Line: How pleasant a sailors life passes

Themes:  SailorsSocial status

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A711: Table
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
33B3: Fighting
42D3421: Hen-pecked husband
31A5331: Wig

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D323: Sailor
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
33C231: Arm in arm (lovers)
25H13: Coast


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(520)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2409)

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