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    c.1850


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Viewing: Firth b.28(39)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 675

Title: Constant farmer's son

First Line: It's of a merchant's daughter, in London town did dwell


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V2171

Title: Old woman and her cats

First Line: A very old woman once liv'd by herself

Themes:  Cats


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1256

Title: A sketch on the present times

First Line: All you who are low spirited, to me I pray draw near


4th Ballad - Roud Number: 906

Title: Sweet silver light, bonny moon

First Line: As I went to my cot at the close of the day


5th Ballad - Roud Number: 12738

Title: I should dearly like to marry

First Line: I should dearly like to marry

Themes:  Marriage


6th Ballad - Roud Number: V9075

Title: When the dew is on the grass

First Line: Softly, softly will I pass


7th Ballad - Roud Number: 93

Title: Squire of Edinburgh

First Line: There was a squire in Edinburgh, and a squire of high degree


8th Ballad - Roud Number: V5667

Title: Bless the ladies all

First Line: How beautiful the ladies seem

Tune: Nice young man

Themes:  WomenTea


9th Ballad - Roud Number: V5754

Title: The Tartan drum

First Line: Row thy bark, my gallant lover


10th Ballad - Roud Number: V4695

Title: Handsome factory lass

First Line: As down by the factory I alone one morning strayed


11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13749

Title: Banks of the blue Moselle

First Line: When the glow worm gilds the elfin bower


12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13784

Title: Happy land

First Line: Happy land; whate'er my fate in life may be


13th Ballad - Roud Number: V2889

Title: Love lies asleep in the rose

First Line: The lady bird skims o'er the woodbine


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IconClass Codes:
46C1318: Horse in motion
44B154: Court festival
45B55: Guard of honour
45D1: (military) flags and standards




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