Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Harding B 11(3708)

Sheet Notes:  Printed on blue paper

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1533

Title: Susan's adventures in a British man of war

First Line: Young Susan was a blooming maid, so valiant stout and bold

Themes:  TransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 22204

Title: Those evening bells

First Line: Those evening bells! those evening bells

Themes:  Bells

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15412

Title: The captive's song

First Line: They saw that I was fair and bright

Themes:  Slavery

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 5512

Title: Comin' thro' the rye

First Line: Gin a body meet a body

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
46C24(SHIP)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))
46C24(BARK)(+63): Sailing-ship, sailing-boat (with NAME) (+ under way, at sea (~ travelling))

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41A723: Bench
25G41(ROSE): Flowers: rose
43B144: Picking flowers
33C221: One lover waiting for the other

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