Broadside Ballads Online

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Date
    between 1877 and 1884

Notes:

Two sheets forming a songbook. With advertisements.


Series Identifier:

R. March & Co.'s Sole Right Edition 117



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Viewing: Firth b.28(10a/b)

Sheet Notes:  Torn at centre fold and at bottom edge

1st Ballad

Title: The signalman on the line

First Line: When the train is swiftly speeding on the metals tho' [sic] the night

Authors:  Daly, BrianAndrews, Bond

Performers:  Celli, Frank H., 1841-1904

Themes:  Railways


2nd Ballad

Title: One of the boys

First Line: There's a jolly little crew that I know

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Deane, Charles

Themes:  Drinking


3rd Ballad

Title: Round and round

First Line: Have you never had the feeling when you started out at night

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913Leighton, Harry

Themes:  Drinking


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V23999

Title: The society actor

First Line: I'm the fellow of whom you've all read

Authors:  Atkins, NortonMcGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Costello, Tom, 1863-1945

Themes:  Social statusClothingDebt


5th Ballad - Roud Number: V20527

Title: The night I played Richard the Third

First Line: I always had a fancy to come out upon the stage

Performers:  Harvey, Fred, 1856-1895

Themes:  Theaters


6th Ballad - Roud Number: V10550

Title: The beat of the drum

First Line: Will you gang with me, my lassie?

Performers:  Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913

Themes:  SoldiersWar


7th Ballad - Roud Number: V25928

Title: Up in the gallery on a Saturday night

First Line: I am a boy that enjoys myself

Attributation: Written & sung by Frederick Williams, Manager, Deacon's Music Hall

Authors:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Performers:  Williams, Frederick, d. 1916

Themes:  Theaters


8th Ballad - Roud Number: V20418

Title: The old bachelor

First Line: They say that human nature finds relief in matrimony

Performers:  Atkins, Will

Themes:  BachelorsMarriage - men


9th Ballad - Roud Number: V23969

Title: Skating at Olympia

First Line: I thought a little skating would be healthy

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements


10th Ballad - Roud Number: V9542

Title: Rainbow in de sky

First Line: Pretty little girl in a bran new suit

Authors:  Dacre, Harry

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1722

Title: The dandy coloured coon

First Line: Now I'm a gallous nigger when I'm round about the town

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Stratton, Eugene, 1861-1918

Subjects:  Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


12th Ballad - Roud Number: V25789

Title: The oft told tale

First Line: A woodman sang beside a brook


13th Ballad - Roud Number: V20405

Title: Old pals

First Line: The happiest hour in a man's career

Authors:  Boden, Harry

Performers:  Anderson, Harry


14th Ballad - Roud Number: V4473

Title: When the children are asleep

First Line: Ere the night has ended day

Performers:  de Fonblanque, Madame


15th Ballad - Roud Number: V11429

Title: Sarah, Sarah. Or A donkey cart built for two

First Line: I've got such a nice young man

Authors:  Bedford, Harry

Performers:  Carney, Kate, 1868-1950

Themes:  Entertainments


16th Ballad - Roud Number: V4674

Title: Our boys across the sea

First Line: There is a land of beauty, a land of mighty power

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895

Subjects:  Ireland


17th Ballad - Roud Number: V31537

Title: Remembered or forgotten

First Line: I feel my heart with hope and gladness beating


18th Ballad - Roud Number: V32406

Title: Yes, you are!

First Line: The men of to-day have some odd little ways

Authors:  West, Arthur, 1864-1894

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny

Themes:  Men


19th Ballad - Roud Number: V1440

Title: Rose in her Sunday clothes

First Line: What is the flow'r of an Englishman's heart

Authors:  Hall, Albert, 1864-1907Murphy, C.W., 1875-1913

Performers:  Valmore, Jenny


20th Ballad - Roud Number: 1303

Title: Bold Robin Hood

First Line: Bold Robin Hood, was a forester good

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)


21st Ballad - Roud Number: V32269

Title: The vindow man

First Line: You'll guess my line of pizness by the things upon my back

Authors:  Wilmott, CharlesPether, H.E.

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  JewsImmigrants - Great Britain


22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4944

Title: Pretty girl rather

First Line: One day, while strolling through the street

Authors:  McGlennon, Felix

Performers:  Rowley, J.W., 1847-1925

Themes:  Prostitution


23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V29173

Title: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!

First Line: My song is quite a novelty

Performers:  Travers, Hyram


24th Ballad - Roud Number: 5266

Title: Pretty pond lilies

First Line: Whilst waiting in the lane for you, darling


25th Ballad

Title: When summer comes again

First Line: There was once a young maiden of tender grace

Authors:  Thornton, James, 1861-1938

Performers:  Thornton, Bonnie, 1873-1920


26th Ballad

Title: Various topics (old & new)

First Line: Not quite one hundred years ago

Performers:  Hunter, G.W.

Themes:  Salvation Army


27th Ballad - Roud Number: V28905

Title: The giddy little girl said \"No.\"

First Line: I'll tell you a tale of a giddy little girl

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Powell, Orlando

Performers:  Freeman, Harry


28th Ballad - Roud Number: V4790

Title: Here's to Private Tommy Atkins

First Line: You can fetch him from the \"Grapes\" or \"Barley Mow\"

Authors:  St. Clair, F.V.

Themes:  SoldiersWar


29th Ballad - Roud Number: V26608

Title: Looking for a coon like me

First Line: Say, hab you seen a yaller gal

Authors:  Harrington, John Patrick, b. 1865Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Wentworth, Bessie, 1874-1901

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


30th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912


31st Ballad - Roud Number: V34995

Title: Oh! take me there

First Line: I'm told there is a blissful spot

Authors:  Ellis, A.E.Durandeau, Augustus E., d. 1893

Performers:  Dempsey, W.P.Stevens, Charles E., d. 1910


32nd Ballad - Roud Number: V13797

Title: You men you think you're tricky

First Line: When boys and girls meet they think they are in love

Performers:  Cavendish, Nellie

Themes:  Marriage - gender roles


33rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4625

Title: Nellie and May, sisters were they

First Line: I will tell to you a story which the shades of life will show

Authors:  Kelly, John T., 1855-1922


34th Ballad

Title: The rowdy-dowdy boys

First Line: Girls, I'm a jolly old chappie

Authors:  Conley, TomMcGlennon, Felix

Themes:  AmusementsPolice


35th Ballad - Roud Number: V6115

Title: Robin Hood up to date

First Line: Some people praise the good old days

Authors:  Lennard, Horace, d. 1920Andrews, Bond

Performers:  Chard, Kate, 1862-1942

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)


36th Ballad - Roud Number: V34234

Title: The miser

First Line: With greedy eyes the miser

Authors:  Beverly, Gus

Performers:  Rich, J.C.

Themes:  Money


37th Ballad - Roud Number: V24072

Title: Obadiah and Maria

First Line: Oh! I dreamed that I should meet my love to-day


38th Ballad - Roud Number: V5434

Title: Oh, 'Ria! A cockney's love affair

First Line: It was in the doorway of a 'pub

Authors:  Castling, Harry

Performers:  Pearl, Arthur


39th Ballad - Roud Number: V30647

Title: Mona

First Line: O, swift goes my boat like a bird on the billow

Authors:  Weatherly, F.E.Maybrick, Michael, 1844-1913


40th Ballad - Roud Number: V20394

Title: On the same old spot once more

First Line: It's somewhat sweet I think to know

Performers:  Anderson, Harry


41st Ballad - Roud Number: V23977

Title: Push dem clouds away

First Line: If you want to git to Heaven on de nickel-plated road

Authors:  Gaunt, Percy

Performers:  Pryde, Peggy

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy


42nd Ballad - Roud Number: V5385

Title: Oh, Polly! Pretty little Polly!

First Line: Now, you talk about yer ladies -- female aristocratic swells

Authors:  Castling, HarryVenton, F.W., d. 1918

Performers:  Hurley, Alec, 1863-1913


43rd Ballad - Roud Number: V15747

Title: Not the only one

First Line: I always make the best of thing

Performers:  Freeman, Harry


44th Ballad - Roud Number: V5301

Title: If the heart of a man

First Line: If the heart of a man is depressed with care


45th Ballad - Roud Number: V8100

Title: You grasp the situation in a minute

First Line: Did you ever chance to meet with a coster in the street

Authors:  Calvert, C.W.Eaton, W.G.

Performers:  Leamar, Alice, 1869-1950


46th Ballad - Roud Number: V7544

Title: Oh, Flossie! Pretty little Flossie

First Line: Little sweetheart, up above me

Authors:  Morton, Richard

Performers:  Little Chip (Pseudonym)


47th Ballad - Roud Number: V20390

Title: One who is life to me

First Line: What means that thrill of newly waken'd gladness

Authors:  Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893

Performers:  St. John, Florence, 1854-1912


48th Ballad - Roud Number: V28081

Title: You'll have to name the day

First Line: Hold your whist, while I tell you what's happened to me

Authors:  Adams, HarryHarrison, J.M.

Performers:  Sullivan, Rose, 1863-1895


49th Ballad - Roud Number: V4659

Title: Oh! Mr. Porter

First Line: Lately I just spent a week with my old aunt Brown

Performers:  Lloyd, Marie (Matilda Wood), 1870-1922

Themes:  Railways


50th Ballad - Roud Number: V16788

Title: Venice at Olympia

First Line: To Venice at Olympia I took my girl

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter

Themes:  Amusements


51st Ballad - Roud Number: V27097

Title: Real good boys

First Line: The days of my childhood, ah! well I remember

Authors:  Robson, T.G.

Performers:  Collins, Marie


52nd Ballad

Title: You and I, and all of us

First Line: Now, you, and I, and all of us

Authors:  Rogers, E.W., 1864-1913

Performers:  Munroe, Walter


53rd Ballad - Roud Number: V32674

Title: Our 'armonic club

First Line: On a Monday night when the blokes 'as finished work

Themes:  Drinking


54th Ballad

Title: Up go the fireworks

First Line: Upon the usual firework night

Authors:  Pink, Wal, 1862-1922Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Combes, Arthur

Themes:  Fireworks


55th Ballad

Title: Oo-diddley-oo!

First Line: It's very, very hard when all that you can say

Authors:  Starr, Harry

Performers:  Rigby, Arthur W.


56th Ballad - Roud Number: V13103

Title: You look after me

First Line: Two jolly pals made up their minds a party to attend

Authors:  Connor, T.W.

Performers:  Freeman, Harry

Themes:  Drinking


57th Ballad - Roud Number: V28122

Title: Saturday

First Line: There's one day a week when we feel a bit \"Gay,\"

Authors:  Maurice, George, d. 1903

Performers:  Champion, Harry, 1866-1942


58th Ballad - Roud Number: V20268

Title: Riding on the District Railway

First Line: A maid came to London just for change

Authors:  Morris, Alfred J., 1861-1905Le Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Coleman, Bessie

Themes:  SeductionCountryman in LondonLondon Underground


59th Ballad

Title: Marguerite's lovers

First Line: I was once Queen of a beauty show

Authors:  Atkins, Norton

Performers:  Torr, Clara


60th Ballad

Title: My old man

First Line: The time does swiftly flow

Authors:  Morton, RichardLe Brunn, George, 1863-1905

Performers:  Lawrence, Katie

Themes:  Family life


61st Ballad - Roud Number: V11835

Title: Adieu, my lov'd harp

First Line: Adieu, mu lov'd harp, for no more shall the vale


62nd Ballad

Title: The Irish colleen

First Line: I went to a party consisting of four

Authors:  Robey, W.C.

Performers:  Howard, Lizzie, 1864-1901


63rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1171

Title: Kate Kearney

First Line: Oh, have you not heard of Kate Kearney


64th Ballad - Roud Number: V7812

Title: Carrie Gray

First Line: An old fellow once at a cosy bar stood

Authors:  Darnley, HerbertAtkins, Norton

Performers:  McCarthy, D.J.

Themes:  Letter-writingCourtship - difference in social status


65th Ballad - Roud Number: V5184

Title: At the mid hour of night

First Line: At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly


66th Ballad - Roud Number: 2058

Title: Shepherds, I have lost my love

First Line: Shepherds, I have lost my love


1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C8314: Portrait of cabaret-artiste
41D(+811): Fashion, clothing (+ woman dressed as man (travesty))
61BB2(Wentworth, Bessie): Historical person (with NAME) - BB - woman

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C8314: Portrait of cabaret-artiste
61B2(Stratton, Eugene): Historical person (with NAME)










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