Broadside Ballads Online

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    between 1850 and 1899

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Viewing: Firth b.26(66)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3901

Title: Happy costermonger Bill

First Line: I'm a member of a class of boys

Attributation: Written and composed by Mr. Frank W. Egerton expressly for Jolly little Lewis ... and ... Fred. Rickards, Liverpool

Authors:  Egerton, Frank W.

Performers:  LewisRickards, Fred

Performance Locations:  Liverpool

Themes:  Street traders

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V4626

Title: Nelly's gone for ever

First Line: Leaving the village at the dawning

Performers:  Christy Minstrels

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V7365

Title: Bom, bom, bom, or, Pretty Polly Pringle

First Line: I'll sing s [sic] tale, and tell a song

Performers:  Leybourne, George, 1842-1884

Themes:  Rejected suitorPolice

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