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' Sports & entertainments ' contains the following 99 items:

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(1) Lord Mayor's day [ID: 74891221]

The Lord Mayor's show 1850 - 'on the glorious ninth of November'. First line reads: All classes in London I'm sure. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Hodges, E., printer (from Pitts')

Date printed: 1850

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(2) Funny conversation between Cuddy Willie, the pigman, and Hawkie, the speech crier [ID: 74891224]

Inscription in ink beneath title reads: 'July 1828'. First line reads: All Hallow Fair had scarce begun. In one column with three woodcuts beneath the first part of the title.

Date printed: 1828

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(3) Opening the exhibition [ID: 74891236]

" ... June 10th, 1854". Two ballads: Opening the exhibition - first line reads: All ranks and conditions the great and small. Wild and wicked youth - first line reads: In Newry town I was bred and born. In two columns with a woodcut above the second.

Author: Morgan, John

Date printed: 1854

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(4) Judy you black-guard [ID: 74891422]

Judy you black-guard - first line reads: Arrah, Judy you blackguard I see you've been/ lushing. The besom maker - first line reads: I am a besom maker, listen to my tale.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1830

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(5) Oyster girl [ID: 74891548]

Three ballads. Oyster girl - first line reads: As I was walking in London street. If I had a thousand a year - first line reads: Oh! if I had a thousand a year, Gaffer Green. Ellen the fair - first line reads: Fair Ellen one morning from her cottage had stray'd.

Printer: Bebbington, John Oliver

Probable date printed: 1855-1858

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(6) Bees wing [ID: 74891743]

Two ballads. The text refers to the race horse Bee's wing and the jockey Jack Cartwright. Bee's wing - first line reads: The Bee! the Bee! the bonny Bee! To Mary - first line reads: Some sing of Julia, some of Jean. Bee's wing: Air - The sea!

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1841

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(7) Frost fair [ID: 74891761]

First line reads: Behold the liquid Thames now frozen o'er. The sheet is almost entirely given to a large illustration with two four-line verses with the title & imprint beneath.

Date printed: 1740

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(8) Opening the Crystal Palace, Sydenham [ID: 74891764]

Dated from internal evidence. After the Great Exhibition [of 1851] closed, the Crystal Palace was moved to Sydenham Hill in South London and reconstructed in what was, in effect, a 200 acre Victorian theme park. The new Crystal Palace park at Sydenham was opened by Queen Victoria on June 10th, 1854". First line reads: Behold what thousands haste away. Tune: - Dash along.

Printer: A. Ryle and Co.

Date printed: 1854

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(9) Lord Mayor's show in 1858 [ID: 74891929]

First line reads: Cheer up all lasses, blythe and gay. In two columns. Air: - "Wait for the waggon," "Dash along," &c. &c.

Printer: Such, Henry Parker, fl. 1849 - 1851

Date printed: 1858

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(10) Bundle and go [ID: 74891974]

Bundle and go - first line reads: Clyde's bonny banks where the heather is blooming. Donnelly & Oliver - first line reads: You muses I beg you will lend me your aid. The fight between Dan Donnelly, the Irish champion, and Tom Oliver took place on 21 July 1819. It generated huge interest and bets amounting to more than 100,000 pounds were made on the result, a huge amount at the time.

Date printed: 1850

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(11) Bonny Beeswing [ID: 74892022]

" ... a new song". Two ballads. The text refers to the race horse Bee's wing (or Beeswing?). Bonny Beeswing - first line reads: Come, all ye jolly sportsmen, of high and low degree. The single man's complaint - first line reads: I pray now attend to these lines I've penned.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1840

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(12) Opening of the great National Exhibition [ID: 74892058]

First line reads: Come all you bold heroes of every degree. In two columns with two illustrations beneath the title. Air: - Roast beef of old England.

Date printed: 1851

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(13) Wonders of the world [ID: 74892061]

First line reads: Come all you bold heroes so gay. In two columns with eight illustrations beneath the title.

Date printed: 1851

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(14) Uncle Ned's visit to the Exhibition [ID: 74892097]

Uncle Ned's visit to the Exhibition - first line reads: Come all you buxom swells who in England do dwell. Deserted wife's lament - first line reads: Hush my darling, leave off weeping.

Printer: Cadman, J. (John), fl. 1850-1855

Date printed: 1851

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(15) Royal agricultural show [ID: 74892142]

First line reads: Come all you gallant Englishmnn [sic]. In two columns with a coat of arms beneath the title.

Printer: Disley, Henry, fl. 1850-1878

Date printed: 1850

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(16) Chelmsford agricultural show [ID: 74892160]

First line reads: Come all you gallant ladies. In two columns with a coat of arms beneath the title.

Date printed: 1850

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(17) Agricultural show at Norwich [ID: 74892208]

First line reads: Come all you jolly husbandmen. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1840

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(18) Agricultural show [ID: 74892211]

First line reads: Come all you jolly Husbandmen. In two columns with a woodcut above the first. There is no place named in the ballad where the show would take place. There are however blank spaces in the text where the name of the town would later be printed. The same ballad would presumably be used for many different shows.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1840

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(19) Agricultural show Windsor [ID: 74892214]

First line reads: Come all you jolly Husbandmen. In two columns with a woodcut above the first. This item is identical to the item at Crawford.EB.1829 except that 'Windsor' has been printed in the blank spaces.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1840

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(20) Lord Mayor's show in 1846 [ID: 74892229]

First line reads: Come all you lads and lasses gay. In two columns.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1846

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(21) Poor old Greenwich fair [ID: 74892232]

First line reads: Come all you lads and lasses to my ditty lend a [sic] ear. In two columns with an illustration beneath the title.

Publisher: Dever, W., ballad publisher

Date printed: 1850

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(22) Mind all ye lads and lasses, make your bargain well [ID: 74892238]

First line reads: Come all you lads of high renown. In two columns with an illustration above the title. This ballad concerns the hiring fairs where labourers would sell their skills to highest bidder.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(23) Fight between Donally and Cooper [ID: 74892319]

Two ballads. Fight between Donally and Cooper - first line reads: Come all you true bred Irishmen and listen to my song. The Shannon and Chesapeake - first line reads: She comes, she comes, in glorious style! The events concerning the Shannon and the Chesapeake took place in 1813. The fight between Donnelly and Cooper took place in 1815.

Probable date printed: 1840-1866

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(24) Donnelly and Cooper [ID: 74892322]

Two ballads. The fight between Donnelly and Cooper took place in 1815. Donnelly and Cooper - first line reads: Come all you true bred Irishmen. The rockey road to Dublin - first line reads: In the merrymonth [sic] of June.

Date printed: 1860

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(25) Bendigo and deaf Burke [ID: 74892340]

" ... on the late fight between Thompson, alias Bendigo, and Deaf Burke, which came off on the 12th of February, 1839, for £220 and the belt". Bendigo and deaf Burke - first line reads: Come all you young blades who delight in a song. The reconciling kiss - first line reads: Why that sadness on thy brow. The paper is pale blue.

Date printed: 1839

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(26) Young Tyler & Robinson, huzza [ID: 74892343]

Two ballads. Young Tyler & Robinson, huzza - first line reads: Come all you young blades who delight in a song. The rover - first line reads: I am a Rover and that's very well known.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1840

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(27) Answer to Colin & Phoebe [ID: 74892409]

Answer to Colin & Phoebe - first line reads: Come, come dearest Phoebe, let's away to the fair. Follow the drum - first line reads: 'Twas in the merry month of May. The paper is pale blue.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(28) Scew ball [ID: 74892427]

Two ballads. Scew ball - first line reads: Come gentlemen sportsmen I pray listen all. I'm ninety-five - first line reads: I'm ninety-five, I'm ninety-five. In two columns with an illustration above the first.

Date printed: 1850

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(29) Lord Mayor's show, in 1837 [ID: 74892436]

First line reads: Come high and low attention give. In two columns.

Date printed: 1837

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(30) Paddy on the railway [ID: 74892445]

Two ballads. Come landlord fill the flowing bowl - first line reads: Come landlord fill a flowing bowl. Paddy on the railway - first line reads: Paddy one day from Greenock Town. In two columns.

Date printed: 1840

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(31) May pole [ID: 74892448]

Two ballads. May pole - first line reads: Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads. The besom maker - first line reads: I am a besom maker, listen to my tale.

Printer: Harkness, John, b. 1814

Probable date printed: 1840-1866

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(32) Bullock hunter's medley [ID: 74892484]

First line reads: Come listen awhile you bnllock [sic] hunters. In two columns.

Printer: Bloomer, T., printer in Birmingham

Probable date printed: 1817-1827

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(33) Odd fellows, drink and kiss the lasses [ID: 74892535]

Two ballads. Odd fellows, drink! and kiss the lasses - first line reads: Come Odd Fellows, jocund souls. Tommy Towers and Abraham Muggins; or, The Yorkshire horse dealers - first line reads: Hard by Clapham town end lived an old Yorkshire tyke.

Date printed: 1850

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(34) Lord Mayor's show in 1851 [ID: 74892760]

First line reads: The eventful year is nearly gone. In two columns.

Printer: Disley, Henry, fl. 1850-1878

Date printed: 1851

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(35) New song called John Morrissy again in the field [ID: 74892775]

" ... who he is to fight on the 1st of November, 1864". First line reads: Draw near you sons of Granuale attend unto my song. In one column with an illustration above the title. Air: - Theolleen Bawn.

Date printed: 1864

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(36) New song on the ex1bition [sic] of sixty-five [ID: 74893045]

First line reads: Good people of city high and low both old and young. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Date printed: 1865

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(37) Salisbury agricultural show [ID: 74893108]

'1840' is written in pencil at foot of sheet. First line reads: From all parts of Europe in thousands they fly. In two columns with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Dever, W., ballad publisher

Date printed: 1840

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(38) Going out a hunting [ID: 74893204]

Two ballads. Going out a hunting - first line reads: Good friends I pray you list to me. The sweeps lament - first line reads: Oh, no I mustn't think of it. Going out a hunting - Air: King of the Cannibal Islands. The sweeps lament - Air: Oh, no, we never mention her.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(39) Exhibition of all nations [ID: 74893264]

First line reads: Good people all of each degree. In two columns. Beneath imprint: Just published, price two-pence, or post-free for three postage stamps, illustrated with luscious pictures, particulars of a most laughable, curious, & funny wedding. This is a cleverly written article, though a little warm in its scenes, as its moral if taken aright, will afford pleasure and amusement to all who possess it.

Printer: Pratt, William, fl. 1840-1860

Date printed: 1851

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(40) Barnet races [ID: 74893285]

First line reads: Good people draw near, and a song you shall/ hear. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(41) Excursion to Putney [ID: 74893321]

Date derived from Todd 'A directory of printers' (1972), from address in imprint. First line reads: It happened but the other night. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Taylor, W. (William), fl. 1831-1836

Date printed: 1836

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(42) I wish I was in Dixey [ID: 74893504]

I wish I was in Dixey - first line reads: I wish I was in the land of cotton. The fun of the fair - first line reads: Whitsun Monday was the day.

Date printed: 1865

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(43) New song in praise of Mr Cliffords Young Planett [ID: 74893588]

First line reads: In Gibdons [sic] town there is a steed Young Plannett, call'd by name. In one column with an illustration above the title.

Date printed: 1870

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(44) Have you been to the Chrystal Palce [sic] [ID: 74893591]

First line reads: In great Hyde Park, like lots of larks. In two columns.

Date printed: 1851

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(45) Crystal Palace [ID: 74893594]

First line reads: In great Hyde park like lots of larks. In two columns with an illustration beneath the title and an illustrated decorative border.

Printer: Hodges, E., printer (from Pitts')

Date printed: 1851

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(46) Lads of the Thorney Moor Woods [ID: 74903346]

The lads of the Thorney Moor woods - first line reads: In Thorney Moor Woods in Nottinghamshire. Robin's petition - first line reads: When the leaves had deserted the trees.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(47) I saw her at the fancy fair [ID: 74893726]

I saw her at the fancy fair - first line reads: I saw her at the fancy fair. The thorn - first line reads: From the white blossom'd sloe, my dear Chloe re-/quested.

Date printed: 1840

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(48) Heenan, the bold Benicia boy [ID: 74893765]

The text of the ballad is concerned with the forthcoming fight betwen Heenan and Sayers. They met at Farnborough on Tuesday 17 April 1860, and fought thirty-seven rounds in two hours and six minutes.

Date printed: 1859

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(49) 7 legged racer [ID: 74893837]

" ... Pincushion, (commonly called Creeping) Jenny (A new song)". First line reads: I am called Creeping Jenny, a noted racer have been. Tune: Gee wo dobbing. In one column with an illustration above the title.

Author: Checketts, T.

Date printed: 1850

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(50) Opening the Great Exhibition, June 10th, 1854 [ID: 74893843]

First line reads: I am going to sing a funny song. In two columns.

Printer: Marks, John, printer in Brick Lane, London

Date printed: 1854