Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885


London: H.P. Such, Machine Printer, 177 Union Street, Borough. S.E.


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V15290

Title: Why did she leave us

First Line: I think of those days, those once happy days

Tune: Pretty Louise

Themes:  Seduction and abandonmentCourtship - difference in social status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4574

Title: Kiss me, and I'll go to sleep. Companion song to put me in my little bed

First Line: Oh, father, come and sit beside me

Themes:  Death

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33C21: Courting
56BB19: Consolation

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2351: Sitting on the ground


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(356)

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