Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


    between 1859 and 1899


London: Printed & Published at Taylor's Song Mart, 93, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green


The second illustration is signed: G.A. Hanlon


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13831

Title: Why did she leave him?

First Line: Why did she leave him, they grew up together

Themes:  Social status

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2689

Title: Willie we have missed you

First Line: Oh, Willie, is it you, dear, safe, safe at home

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
45H3: Battle
45C16(PISTOL)(+1): Firearms (with NAME) (+ during the battle)
61D(INDIA): Geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
61E(ROME, Italy): Names of cities and villages (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(444)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(4184)

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