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Viewing: Firth b.27(241)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V7197

Title: The merry Swiss boy

First Line: Come, arouse thee, arouse thee, my brave Swiss boy


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7200

Title: The Swiss maid

First Line: Come haste thee, come, haste thee, my bonny Swiss maid


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13320

Title: O no, we never mention her

First Line: O no, we never mention her

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V734

Title: My boat is on the shore

First Line: My boat is on the shore

Authors:  Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824

Notes:  Four stanzas only


5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1076

Title: Follow the drum

First Line: 'Twas in the merry month of May


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
43B31: Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc.
46A17: Working class, labourers
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F36(DUCK): Water-birds: duck



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