Broadside Ballads Online

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With: Toasts and sentiments


Viewing: Harding B 11(1460)

Sheet Notes:  Harding B 11(1460); Imperfect: imprint defaced.

Ballad - Roud Number: V1502

Title: Happy as a king, (comic version)

First Line: Now there are many ups and downs, as through the world you ramble

Themes:  Domestic strife


IconClass Codes:
31D17: Old woman
34B12: Cat
41A23: Bedroom
41A7612: Bed with tester
41B313: Candlestick
31B6(+933): Morphology of human expression (+ holding something)

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