Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Firth b.25(65)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4454

Title: Mary Blane

First Line: I once did lub a pretty gal

Notes:  See Harding B 11(79), \"Answer to Nelly Gray,\" for a similar story

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsyKidnappingRace relationsLouisiana

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3803

Title: Queer folk o' the shaws

First Line: I thought one day unto mysel' that I wad gang and see a race

Themes:  Horse-racing

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C15: Archer's weapons
32B342: Red Indians, American Indians

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44B191: Crown (symbol of sovereignty)

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