Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1812 and 1830


Slip. Part of a sheet of two ballads. See Firth b.26(523)

Other printings:


Viewing: Johnson Ballads 1493

Sheet Notes:  Slip.

Ballad - Roud Number: V9304

Title: Careless Billy

First Line: Ye frolick-some sparks of game, ye being both wretched and old

Themes:  WealthMerchants


IconClass Codes:
42B7421: Mother and son(s) (family group)
41B21: Open hearth, fire-place
42B82: Boxing the ears (of naughty children)

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