Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Viewing: Johnson Ballads fol. 121

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 767

Title: Meet me by moonlight

First Line: Meet me by moonlight alone

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V22054

Title: The Englishman's wife, God bless her

First Line: A full glass of brandy come fill full for me

Themes:  Women

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V16448

Title: Parody; on Love was once a little boy

First Line: I love a little lass, oh dear

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1244

Title: Parody on the Minstrel boy

First Line: The fiddler's boy to the fair has gone

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V18439

Title: Guy Fawkes

First Line: I [sing] a doleful tragedy: Guy Fawkes the prince of sinisters

Subjects:  Fawkes, Guy, 1570-1606

Themes:  Guy Fawkes day

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V640

Title: Move on there, or the Devil and the watchman

First Line: Charley was a watchman rare

Themes:  Watchmen

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V18590

Title: The sweets of love

First Line: Life with all its fading joys

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V2849

Title: Sally and Billy, or the Fatal repulse

First Line: Young Billy went a courting

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V20592

Title: The midnight serenade

First Line: Now when half the world is dreaming

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V31317

Title: A lover's entreaty

First Line: Now your old dad is dreaming, love

11th Ballad - Roud Number: V1050

Title: The frozen river

First Line: When winter chains from shore to shore

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V27488

Title: Parody on 'Isable

First Line: Wake, dearest wake, while the gas lamps are glaring

13th Ballad - Roud Number: V5948

Title: Very well I did it at the price sir

First Line: When I left my native village to see this jolly town

Themes:  Countryman in London


IconClass Codes:
43A2(+6): Private festivities, merry company (+ eating and drinking ~ festive activities)
41C71: Alcoholic drinks
43B31(+11): Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc. (+ waiter, waitress, etc.)
43B313: Pavement, terrace in front of inn or restaurant

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