Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Firth b.27(187)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 21860

Title: The oak and the ivy

First Line: In the depth of the forest an old oak grew

Themes:  Oak tree

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6035

Title: Sal Sly, and Billy Snivel

First Line: At siven in the morning avaking


IconClass Codes:
41C714: Beer, ale
42D111: Man kneeling before his beloved (proposing)
43B31(+11): Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc. (+ waiter, waitress, etc.)
41C324: Tankard
11P33: Organizational aspects ~ episcopal Protestant churches, e.g. Anglicans
41C323: Glass, rummer
41C7112: Bottle of wine
41C24111: Wine-steward

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