Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1834 and 1886

Series Identifier:



Viewing: Harding B 11(1218)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V24995

Title: The weather eye

First Line: Murphy hath a weather eye

Authors:  Montcrieff, W.T., 1794-1857

Themes:  Weather

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V21409

Title: Queen Vic's coronation

First Line: Never since the golden days

Tune: Norah Creina

Authors:  Labern, J.

Subjects:  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Themes:  Coronation of Victoria

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V4723

Title: The mother's tear

First Line: Upon the tomb she sat

Tune: The soldier's tear

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V3206

Title: The robber chief

First Line: Oh, I am a robber free!

Tune: The gipsey king

Themes:  Robbery

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V758

Title: Old Ben the Yankee, or, More Jonathans!

First Line: Uncle Ben, did you never hear tell

Performers:  Spence, Tom, 1801-1884

Performance Locations:  The Theatre

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