Broadside Ballads Online

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The second cut appears in Harding B 11(1357).

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7903

Title: Broken down

First Line: Once I'd money plenty

Themes:  Poverty

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8742

Title: Take this message to my mother

First Line: Take this message to my mother

Themes:  Emigration

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B194: Coat of arms (symbol of sovereignty)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME)
46C232: Rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
25H13: Coast
31B6214(+82): Weeping (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
31A25344(+82): Wiping away tears (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))
41D223(SHAWL): Clothing for the upper part of the body (with NAME)
46C5121: Waving farewell ~ departure on a journey


Shelfmark: Firth b.27(387)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 11(472)

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