Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1842 and 1855


Jackson & Son, (late J. Russell,) Printers, Moor-street, Birmingham


1st Ballad

Title: Taglioni coat

First Line: I once was shabby, low, and mean

Tune: Umbrella courtship

Themes:  Fashions

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V14016

Title: The curly hair

First Line: Ye lasses and lads lend an ear to my song

Themes:  FashionsHair styles


IconClass Codes:
46A21: Contrast between rich and poor
46A81(GIPSIES): Wandering communities: gipsies
41B16: Camp-fire; watch-fire
42A4211: Carrying a child on the back
41D29: Clothed in rags
13E421: Gipsy woman or gipsy handreading


Shelfmark: Harding B 14(168)

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