Title: Ben Block
First Line: Ben Block was a veteran of naval renown
Authors: Collins, John, d. 1808
Notes: Harding B 17(22a) is another edition of this ballad alone. Harding B 25(170) is another edition of this ballad alone.
Themes: Sailors - veterans
Title: The generous farmer, or, Poor soldier
First Line: A jolly old farmer once soaking his clay
Notes: Johnson Ballads 832 is another edition of this ballad alone.
Title: Helen the fair, a new song
First Line: Fair Helen one morn from her cottage had stray'd
46C24: Sailing-ship, sailing-boat
25H23: Sea (seascape)
45K13(+73): Fortress (+ warfare ~ water, along a river, on a shore)