Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Johnson Ballads 1447

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 12885

Title: The lass with her jet braided hair

First Line: As I walked out one morning quite early

Themes:  Rejected suitor

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1982

Title: The moon is up

First Line: The moon is up and in the sky

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
47I422: Vine
46C1463: Whip

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I6: Landscape with bridge, viaduct or aqueduct
25F3: Birds
24A1: Sunrise

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