Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


Swindells, Printer


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V945

Title: Nine cheers for the girls we love

First Line: Bright are the beams of the morning sky

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13383

Title: Larry O'Gaff

First Line: Near a bog, in sweet Ireland, I'm told, sure, that born I was

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Irish - England

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D3: Marriage, married couple, 'matrimonium'
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
41C7132: Whisky

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46A14: Farmers
47I212: Pig


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(417)

Notes:  Cropped top edge; upper parts of illustrations missing

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