Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V28286

Title: The young policeman

First Line: See my bull's eye brightly burning

Themes:  Police

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13898

Title: So early in the morning

First Line: South Carolina's a sultry clime

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 1096

Title: Braes of Strathblane

First Line: As I was walking one morning in May

Subjects:  Scotland


IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
43C1147: Hunting dogs
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
25F24(STAG): Hoofed animals: stag
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure


Shelfmark: Firth c.26(240)

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