Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1850 and 1899

Series Identifier:



Viewing: Harding B 40(7)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1009

Title: Tim Finnigan

First Line: Tim Finnigan lived in Sackville-street

Themes:  Irish wakes

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1013

Title: Rev. father Tom, O'Neill

First Line: There was a widow in this town

Notes:  See also Harding B 19(119a) which contains an additional stanza

Themes:  Perjury

3rd Ballad

Title: A new song on old hare!!

First Line: You gents of Dublin city have you heard the newest out

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V5040

Title: Katty MacBride

First Line: When first I beheld you sweet Katty M'Bride

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 6125

Title: Rory O'More

First Line: Young Rory O'More courted Kathleen Bawn

Authors:  Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 8213

Title: Where the grass grows green

First Line: I'm Denny Blake from county Clare

Authors:  Clifton, Harry, 1832-1872

Themes:  Ireland

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1095

Title: A new song called Highland Mary

First Line: You banks and braes and streams all around the castle of Montgomery

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Death

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 9634

Title: The rising of the moon

First Line: Tell me, tell me, Shawn O'Farrell

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V19689

Title: Lines written on the late melancholy death of T.F. Meagher

First Line: You daughters of old Erin with patience give ear to em [sic]

Notes:  Lacks the final line. Appears also in 2806 b.10(177). For a complete text see 2806 b.9(249)

Themes:  Drowning

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
46A21: Contrast between rich and poor
33A13: Meeting

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11G: Angels

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C8543: 'commedia dell'arte'
48C7324: Cithern, mandolin, guitar, balalaika

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25I141: Street
31AA2711: Walking - AA - female human figure
47H73: Shoe-maker, cobbler
11N31: Pride; 'Superbia' (Ripa) ~ personification of one of the Seven Deadly Sins

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