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Viewing: Johnson Ballads 1150

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V23995

Title: A prisoner's rhyme or A skit on the turnkeys of Gullford gaol, in 1834

First Line: Come listen my lads, and a story I'll tell

Themes:  Gaols

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V11683

Title: Mary to her cot return'd

First Line: Mary lov'd an honest sailor

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V8760

Title: Betsy of the vale

First Line: In yonder vale there doth reside

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