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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V9717

Title: Lines on the great fight bewteen Tom Sayers, champion of England, and Bob Brettle, of Birmingham. For £600 and a bet of £200 to £20

First Line: You lovers of the pugelistic [sic] ring, attend with mirth and cheers

Subjects:  Sayers, Tom, 1826-1865Brettle, Bob

Themes:  Prizefighting1859

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2141

Title: John Barleycorn

First Line: John Barleycorn is a hero bold as any in the land

Themes:  Beer

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V13355

Title: The waggoner

First Line: They say I's but a waggoner, yet waggoner I'll be

Themes:  Waggoners


IconClass Codes:
43C391: Boxing (sport)


Shelfmark: Harding B 13(13)

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