Broadside Ballads Online

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Viewing: Firth b.25(41/42)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2375

Title: The royal Black Bird

First Line: Upon a fair morning for soft recreation

Subjects:  Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V8582

Title: My Erin O!

First Line: Thro' sultry climes of foreign shores

Subjects:  Ireland

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V18550

Title: A new song called Kelly's big Johnny

First Line: In vain some hours employ, while I sing in praise of the lasses

Themes:  Drinking

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 289

Title: The undaunted female

First Line: Come all you true lovers and a story I'll unfold

Notes:  Appears also, but variant, in a sheet of three; see Harding B 19(95)

Themes:  India - Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 1695

Title: Captain Colston, or, The pirate ship

First Line: You inhabitants of Ireland your [bo]yoes stout and brave

Notes:  Appears also, but variant, in a sheet of three; see Harding B 19(95)

Themes:  Emigration - IrishPiracy

6th Ballad - Roud Number: 9232

Title: The two loyal lovers

First Line: Come all you loyal lovers where ever that you be

Themes:  Lovers parted

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F32(BLACKBIRD): Song-birds (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25H15: Forest, wood
25F24(DEER): Hoofed animals: deer
25F23(LION)(+451): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion (+ animal in search of food)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25FF241: Unicorn
25FF27: Fabulous animals ~ swimming mammals

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71F325: Samson kills the lion with his bare hands

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