Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Johnson Ballads 1375

Sheet Notes:  MS note on first ballad: written 1843

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V28922

Title: The aged gentlewoman

First Line: I'm an old woman upwards of eighty

Tune: Why should we quarrel for riches

2nd Ballad

Title: The night before the wedding or, The bachelor's farewell

First Line: When first we met, a joyous set

Tune: Hey boys, up go we

Themes:  Bachelors

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V25713

Title: The spinster cousin

First Line: So, you still have a spinster cousin Tom

Themes:  Spinsters


IconClass Codes:
46A14: Farmers
24A6: Sun represented as face, wheel, etc.

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