Broadside Ballads Online

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1045

Title: The river Roe

First Line: As I went out one evening, all in the month of June

Notes:  Appears also but with a different illustration in Harding B 19(55a). Harding B 19(71b) is another issue with no illustration.

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2637

Title: The robber outwitted

First Line: Come listen awhile and a story I will [te]ll

Notes:  Appears also, slightly variant, in Harding B 19(55a)

Themes:  Highwaymen

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7930

Title: Colleen dhas crutha na mho

First Line: It was on a fine summer's morning

Notes:  The same setting of type as 2806 c.15(127) and as in Harding B 19(69a) but with a different cut

4th Ballad

Title: The emirants [sic] fareweell [sic]

First Line: Farewell dear Erin, I now must leave you

Subjects:  Ireland

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V29797

Title: A new song called the Wife's lamentation

First Line: Now girls before you get married

Themes:  Domestic relationsMarriage - women

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 1281

Title: The brave old oak

First Line: A soog [sic] to the oak the brave old oak

Authors:  Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872

Themes:  English history

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H17: Meadow, pasture
47I2111(+945): Bull (+ animals eating and drinking)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I214(+945): Goat (+ animals eating and drinking)
25H171: Mountain meadow, alp

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71D12411: Joseph is lowered into a pit by means of ropes or a pulley

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C13142: Ass, donkey
25F23(LION): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71A422: Eve offers the fruit to Adam


Shelfmark: Firth b.25(58/59)

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