Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1863 and 1885

Series Identifier:



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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 21966

Title: John Hobs

First Line: A jolly shoemaker, John Hobs, John Hobs

Themes:  Wife-selling

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3473

Title: The banks of the Band

First Line: By yon noisy harbour near sweet Milltown

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
42D3421: Hen-pecked husband
41C326: Jar, jug (used as drinking-vessel)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47K(+22): Commercial fishery (+ women (labourers))
47K: Commercial fishery
47K(+65): Commercial fishery (+ transport of products ~ crafts, industries, agriculture)

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