Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Locations:

    between 1840 and 1866


Harding B 11(1258) is another edition. Harding B 11(1258) is another edition.

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1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1084

Title: Free & easy still

First Line: I'm the lad that's free and easy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V12605

Title: Merry Tom

First Line: In Stapleton parish my own 'Merry farmer'

Themes:  Horse-racing

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
41A722: Couch, sofa, settee
41A421: Curtains
33C232: (lovers) kissing each other
41A32: Door
33C52: Whore, prostitute
33C51: Brothel

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C13187: Leading a horse by the reins; rider beside his horse

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