Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Harding B 11(2798)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1194

Title: The old four-posted bedstead

First Line: It was down in Bedfordshire in an old fashioned town

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13157

Title: Aladdin's lamp

First Line: Oh had I but Aladdin's lamp


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31E12: Deathbed
98B(SCYLURUS)68: Death of Scylurus: the Scythian king, on his deathbed, enjoins his eighty sons to break a bundle of rods (or arrows) tied together; when they can't do this, he breaks the rods one by one, thus teaching them that united they will be strong, divided weak

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