Collection of eighty street ballads on forty sheets, mostly with a woodcut printed at London, the majority by J. Catnach (18201830). London: n.p., n.d. University of Minnesota Libraries. WILSON Rare Books Quarto 820.1 C683.
Pasted to album leaf 34: broadside containing "Pretty Peggy of Derby" and "The Beautiful Maid" (left column), and "The Fisherman's Boy" (right column).
<Image: wood engraving vignette showing, on the left, a woman and girl in Regency dress resting on and standing in front of a lattice bench in a garden or park, beside a pond and weeping willow on the right.>
J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth Court,
THERE was a regiment of Irish dragoo<n>s,
I'll tell you now, as I told you before,
Then spoke his brother, a stout young man,
When they came to the town, the very last town,
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According to Andra Greenberg's Cowboy Angel Sings: a website focusing on the cover songs performed by Bob Dylan, "Pretty Peggy of Derby" is related to "The Trooper and The Maid," "The Bonnie Lass Of Derby-O," "Bonnie Lass of Fyvie" (recorded by Jean Redpath and by the Clancy Brothers) and "Bonnie Lass Of Fenario" (recorded by Joan Baez, Ballad Book; and by Judy Collins, Golden Apples).
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