Collection of eighty street ballads on forty sheets, mostly with
a woodcut printed at London, the majority by J. Catnach (1820ñ1830). London:
J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials
COME all you young fellows that have a mind to
There is fishes in the river that's fitting for our use
Come all you young maidens spin us some yarn
Basic transcription by William Kurth.
Pointed brackets mark conjectural emendations.
Listed in Catnach's Catalogue
(1832), 2; also published (with variant phrasing) by Catnach's neighbor
and competitor, J. Pitts (see Collection of Ballads, Songsheets,
University of Minnesota Libraries). Also known as "The
Banks of the Pleasant Ohio": transcribed by The Digital Tradition
Folk Song Database from Contentment, or, The Compleat Nutmeg-State Songster,
ed. Jim Douglas (Sturbridge, MA: Pedlar Press, rpt. 1987), where it is
reproduced from a Connecticut source. WorldCat (FirstSearch) reports two
different versions published in New York, one titled "Hunt the Buffalo,
or, The Banks of the Pleasant Ohio."
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