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Collection of eighty street ballads

Collection of eighty street ballads on forty sheets, mostly with a woodcut printed at London, the majority by J. Catnach (1820ñ1830). London: n.p., n.d.

University of Minnesota Libraries. WILSON Rare Books Quarto 820.1 C683.

 

CONTENTS
[TITLE (leaf number) | First line]


SHE LIVES WITH HER OWN GRANNY DEAR (1)
Cries William when first come from sea,

SHEFFIELD PARK (1)
In Sheffield park, O there did dwell,

COUNTRY JOHN (2)
A country John in a village of late

MARCH OF INTELLECT IN THE BUTCHERING LINE (2)
I keep a snug shop, which once had a good stock in,

OLD WOMAN OF RUMFORD (3)
There was an old woman of Rumford

THE WEARING OF THE GREEN (3)
Farewell! for I must leave thee, my own, my native shore,

CAT (4)
All you that are married give an ear to my song

NINE TIMES A NIGHT (4)
A buxom young fellow from London came down

DRAW NEAR THE FIRE (5)
I've heard folks sing of moonlight walks,

I WILL NOT HEED HER WARNING (5)
Nay! I will not heed her warning,

INDIAN LASS (6)
As I was a walking on a far distant shore

SANDY AND JENNY (6)
Come, come bonnie lassie, cried Sandy away,

THE BANKS OF INVERARY (7)
Early one summer's morning, along as I did pass,

THE CONSTANT LOVERS (7)
A sailor courted a farmer's daughter,

THE BATTLE FIELD (8)
March to the battle field

MARY'S LOVE (8)
My morn of life how gay how blest,

ANSWER TO MY HEART AND LUTE (8)
Your Heart and lute you frankly say,

BLUE BONNETS OVER THE <BORDER> (8)
March! march! Ettrick and Teviodal<illeg.>

BUY A BROOM (8)
From Teutchland I come with my light wares all laden,

THE BAY OF BISCAY (9)
Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder;

THE FEMALE AUCTIONEER (9)
Well here I am, and what of that

BOTTLE OF GOOD RUM (10)
Let farmers praise their grounds, and huntsmen

THE INDIAN MAID (10)
Oh! This was the cot of the Indian Maid,

THE POOR PEASANT BOY (10)
Thrown on the wide world

THE BUFFALO (11)
Come all you young fellows that have a mind to range

LOVE'S A TYRANT (11)
That Love's a tyrant I can prove,

IS THERE A HEART (11)
Is there a heart that never lov'd

DANDY HUSBAND (12)
Come all you married women

THE EVENING STAR (13)
At close of day, when Evening's Star,

THE TEAR (13)
On beds of snow the moonbeam slept,

GREEN HILLS OF TYROL (13)
Green hills of Tyrol! again I see

FAITHFUL ELLEN'S HAPPY MEETING (14)
As a warrior's daughter, she did roam,

THE SICILIAN MAID (14)
I knew a sicilian maid,

GAILY CIRCLING GLASS (14)
By the gayly-circling glass,

THE FOUR LEAVED SHAMROCK (15)
I'll see the four-leaved shamrock

WITH ALL THY FAULTS I LOVE THEE STILL (15)
I love thee still, with all thy faults

GENTLE MOON (16)
Day has gone down on the Baltic's broad billow.

THE BANNER OF WAR (16)
Behold the Britannia how stately & brave

THE SOUTHERN BREEZES (16)
When the southern breezes play,

WOODLAND MAID (16)
The Woodland Maid my beauty's queen

THE GOLDEN GLOVE (17)
A wealthy young squire of Tamworth we hear

THE KEEL ROW (17)
As I came through the Cannon-gate,

THE MINUTE-GUN AT SEA (17)
When in the storm on Albion's coas<t>

HERE WE MEET TOO SOON TO PART (18)
Here we meet too soon to part,

THE BEVERLEY MAID, AND THE TINKER (18)
In Beverley town a maid did dwell

HIGHLAND HOME (19)
My Highland home where tempest blow

REMEMBER, LOVE, REMEMBER (19)
Twas ten o'clock one moonlight night

THE IRISH GIRL (20)
Abroad as I was walking, down by a river side,

THE TRANSPORT (20)
Come all young men of learning a warning take by me

KATE KEARNEY (21)
O did you not hear of Kate Kearny,

BOYN WATER (21)
July the first at Old Bridge town,

KITTY JONES (22)
Not long ago, a simple lad, from Yorkshire I did roam

LOVE LIES ASLEEP IN THE ROSE (23)
The lady-bird skims o'er the woodbine,

PRETTY STAR OF THE NIGHT (23)
The daylight has long been sunk under the billow,

MAID OF THE MILL (24)
I've kiss'd & I've prattl'd with fifty fair maids

THE LASS OF TIVIOT-SIDE (24)
In robes of green the smiling spring,

MINSTREL BOY (24)
The Minstrel Boy to the wars is gone,

THE MANIAC (25)
Hush! 'tis the night-watch: he guards my lonely cell:

THE BLUE BONNETS ARE OVER THE BORDER (25)
March! march! Ettric and Tevot-dale

POOR MARY ANNE (25)
Here below the green turf sleepeth,

MARY ANNE, OR THE ROVING GARDNER (26)
My name is William Simmons, I'm a gardener by trade

YE TOPERS ALL (26)
Ye topers all drink to the soul,

MARY BLANE (27)
I once did lub a pretty gal

OH, SUMMER NIGHT (27)
Oh Summer night,

MY BONNY IRISH BOY (28)
When first I was courted by a bonny Irish boy,

HOW SWEET IT IS TO LOVE (28)
Oh, how sweet it is to love,

HAIL TO THEE, TYROL! (28)
Hail to thee, Tyrol! dear native Tyrol!

THE NEW GIPSY LADDY (29)
Of a rich young lady I'm going to tell,

THE NEW RIGGS OF THE RACES (29)
Come listen awhile and a story I'll tell

THE NEW JACK OF ALL TRADES (30)
Above all the men breathing a rover is my delight,

THE SAILOR'S DREAM (30)
Jack vow'd old England left behind,

THE PARTED LOVERS (31)
Oh there's a pleasure and a treasure

MY OWN DEAR HOME (31)
Wherever I wander, wherever I stray

POOR FLORA ON THE BANKS OF THE BOYNE (32)
I am a youthful damsel who loves my laddy well,

BLESS THE LADIES ALL (32)
How beautiful the ladies seem,

PRESENT FASHIONS; OR, THE PRIDE OF THE TIMES (33)
Good people give attention & listen to my rhymes

PRETTY PEGGY OF DERBY (34)
There was a regiment of Irish dragoo<n>s

THE FISHERMAN'S BOY (34)
As along yon sea side I chanc'd for to stray

REQUEST OF THE POOR (35)
You gentlemen of England wherever you be,

MONEY IS YOUR FRIEND (35)
Of friendship I have heard much talk

THE ROSE OF ALLANDALE (36)
The morn was fair, the skies were clear

YOUNG WILLIAM OF THE ROYAL WAGGON TRAIN (36)
One lovely morning I was walking,

SARAH WILSON (37)
Its Sarah Wilson is my name

WILLIAM OF THE FERRY (37)
Near Clyde's gay stream there dwe<lt> a maid,

THE STAGE OF LIFE (38)
Good people all I pray draw near,

A NEW SONG CALLED THE MERMAID (38)
On Friday morning as we set sai<l>,

THE LONDON PRENTICE BOY (39)
Come all you wild young chaps that live both far and near,

WILL WATCH THE BOLD SMUGGLER (40)
'Twas one morn when the winds from the northward blew keen

THE HEART THAT CAN FEEL FOR ANOTHER (40)
Jack Steadfast and I were bo<th> mates at sea,.


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