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Viewing: Firth b.28(27a)

Sheet Notes:  Stamp on reverse: Bodleian Library, 22 April, 1918. Large format

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5314

Title: The heart, the heart

First Line: The heart - the heart! oh let it be

Authors:  Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V3340

Title: Fly away pretty moth

First Line: Fly away pretty moth to the shade


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1155

Title: The young May moon

First Line: The young May moon is beaming love

Authors:  Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V15125

Title: The monks of old

First Line: Many have told, of the monks of old


5th Ballad - Roud Number: 13844

Title: The blighted flower

First Line: I had a flower within my garden growing

Themes:  Seduction


6th Ballad - Roud Number: V2898

Title: Sweet Rose of Cashmere

First Line: By the flower of the valley


7th Ballad - Roud Number: V247

Title: Bill Jenkins

First Line: The door was closed in Vestminster hall

Themes:  Parliament


8th Ballad - Roud Number: 277

Title: Seventeen come Sunday

First Line: As I walked out one May morning


9th Ballad

Title: The West countryman at church

First Line: There was an old chap lived down in the west

Tune: King and the countryman


10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13808

Title: Bessy, the sailor's bride

First Line: Poor Bessy was a sailor's bride


11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13884

Title: The sailor's tear

First Line: He leapt into his boat as it lay upon the strand

Themes:  Sailors


12th Ballad - Roud Number: 24414

Title: In storms when clouds

First Line: In storms when clouds obscure the sky


13th Ballad - Roud Number: 2535

Title: Kiss me in the dark

First Line: Young William was a sailor, a handsome roving boy

Tune: Irish Molly


14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4632

Title: Firm as oak

First Line: Oh, firm as oak, and free from care

Themes:  Sailors


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D17: Old woman
31B52: Drunkenness
41B31: Candle
41A221: Living-room, parlour, sitting-room

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H133: Beach
41D2632: Parasol, sunshade
33C86: Woman-chaser
43B21: Pleasure-resort




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