Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:



W. & T. Fordyce, Printers, 48, Dean Street, Newcastle


Harding B 11(4257) is another edition. Harding B 11(4257) is another edition beginning 'It was upon a summer's evening'

Series Identifier:



1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2574

Title: The wind blew the bonny lassie's plaidy awa

First Line: A butcher lad there liv'd in Crief

Themes:  SeductionPregnancy

2nd Ballad

Title: Mary in search of her lover

First Line: It was on a summer's evening


IconClass Codes:
31AA533: Styles of hairdress - AA - ~ women
41A421: Curtains
52BB3: Surprise, Wonder; 'Maraviglia' (Ripa)


Shelfmark: Firth c.13(233)

Notes:  Torn lower left corner

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