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Viewing: Firth b.27(331)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V34999

Title: The Hard-up society

First Line: In this life I've met many a rub

Performers:  Campbell, Herbert, 1844-1904

Themes:  Clubs

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V20739

Title: Benjamin Bunk

First Line: I'm a soldier bold, I'd have you to know

Performers:  Campbell, Herbert, 1844-1904

Themes:  Soldiers


IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
45D312: Officer
46A23: Contrast between important and unimportant people; the inferior before the superior, the weak before the mighty
32A5: Caricatures (human types)

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