Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1817 and 1828


8 p.


Viewing: Johnson Ballads 3071

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1113

Title: Shepherd's boy

First Line: When first I was a shepherd's boy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 13809

Title: Dunois the brave

First Line: I was Dunois the young and brave

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V3546

Title: O come to me when daylight sets

First Line: O come to me when daylight sets

4th Ballad

Title: Post Office

First Line: In a Post Office bred, what a life sure I led

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 23104

Title: Merry little soldier

First Line: I'm a merry little soldier

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V13674

Title: Bonny Highland laddie

First Line: Will ye to the highland go

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V20289

Title: Poor little Mo

First Line: My name is Mo Samuel, a poor little zhew

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 546

Title: Georgy Barnwell

First Line: In Cheapside there lived a merchant

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 17496

Title: Woodland Mary

First Line: With jet black eyes and sloe black hair

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 13785

Title: The heart that can feel for another

First Line: Jack Stedfast and I were both mesmates [sic] at sea

Themes:  Sailors

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V8141

Title: Live and be jolly

First Line: Thro' deserts we roam, yet fat plenty we find

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V678

Title: Lily and Rose

First Line: When first I saw Flora, so sprightly and blooming

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13776

Title: Harry Hawser

First Line: One morn when the wind o'er the ocean skim'd lightly

14th Ballad

Title: I canna like ye

First Line: I canna like you, gentle sir

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V11908

Title: Maid of Bourdeaux

First Line: Stay, stay, Phiiomela [sic]! thy warbling forbear

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V2190

Title: The Highlandman

First Line: A highland lad my love was born


IconClass Codes:
45D313: Private soldier
46C131: Riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman

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