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' Soldiers & sailors ' contains the following 177 items:

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Sailor turn'd pyrate, or; A scourge for a press gang [ID: 86225486]

'Sailor turn'd pyrate' in the title is in black letter. First line reads: O assist me, ye powers that have rhimes at command.

Author: Gentleman who was unlawfully detain'd

Date printed: 1705

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(1) Paddy's ramble [ID: 74891149]

First line reads: About nine years ago, I was digging of land. In one column.

Printer: Kendrew, James

Probable date printed: 1803-1838

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(2) Christian sailor's dream [ID: 74891194]

First line reads: An aged tar, who long had sailed. In two columns with a woodcut between 'Christian' and 'sailor's' in the title. 'Hymn - 165' is printed bottom right of the page.

Date printed: 1840

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(3) Black ey'd Susan [ID: 74891227]

First line reads: All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd. In two columns with an etching above the title. Etching by George Cruikshank.

Author: Gay, John, 1685-1732

Printer: Harrild, Robert, 1780-1853

Probable date printed: 1809-1821

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(4) Black ey'd Susan [ID: 74891230]

Black=ey'd Susan - first line reads: All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd. The poor little sweep - first line reads: On a cold winter's morning as snow was a falling. In two columns with an illustration above each.

Author: Gay, John, 1685-1732

Date printed: 1850

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(5) Sailor's return [ID: 74891428]

First line reads: As a fair maid was walking in a garden. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Evans, Thomas, fl. ca. 1803-1815

Probable date printed: 1803-1815

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(6) New song on the Garkyowen [sic] boys adventures to England [ID: 74891479]

First line reads: As I rove'd out one eveing [sic] througo [sic] Devoushire [sic] In England. In one column with a woodcut of a standing figure with a cane above the title. There is a variant with a woodcut of a male figure at a door, wearing a hat. The text is identical.

Printer: Brereton, P., printer in Dublin

Date printed: 1870

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(7) New song call'd the Garryowen boys adventures to England [ID: 74891482]

First line reads: As I rev'd out one eveing [sic] through Devoushire [sic] In Eugland [sic]. In one column with an illustration above the title.

Printer: Brereton, P., printer in Dublin

Date printed: 1870

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(8) Tide's a flowing [ID: 74891485]

The tide's a flowing - first line reads: As I roved out one May morning. The mother's lament - first line reads: 'Twas a cold winter's night and the moon shone bright.

Date printed: 1860

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(9) Rake of Kildare [ID: 74891488]

The rake of Kildare - first line reads: As I roved thro' the town to view the pretty lass. The bold deserter - first line reads: My parents reared me tenderly, I being their/ eldest son.

Date printed: 1850

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(10) Mary-le More [ID: 74891491]

First line reads: As I strayed o'er a common on Cork's rugged bor-/der. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(11) Welcome sailor [ID: 74891533]

First line reads: As I walked out one night, it being dark al[l over]. In one column.

Printer: Birt, Thomas, fl. 1824-1841

Date printed: 1828

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(12) Jemmy and Nancy on the banks of the Tyne [ID: 74891575]

Three ballads. Jemmy and Nancy on the banks of the Tyne - first line reads: As I went out one summer's day. Cottage on the moor - first line reads: My mam is no more, and my dad is in his grave. A soldier's gratitude - first line reads: Whate'er my fate where'er I roam.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1830

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(13) Bonny Scotch lad and his bonnet so blue [ID: 74891632]

The bonny Scotch lad and his bonnet so blue - first line reads: At Kingston upon Hull, a town in Yorkshire. New York trader - first line reads: To a New York trader I did belong.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(14) Skipper Clark's ghost [ID: 74891725]

" ... an ode written on Ascension Day". First line reads: The Barges press'd the wat'ry maze. In one column.

Date printed: 1820

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(15) Enniskillen dragoon [ID: 74891737]

First line reads: A beautiful damsel of fame and renown. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Date printed: 1860

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(16) Enniskillen dragoon [ID: 74891740]

The Enniskillen dragoon - first line reads: A beautiful damsel of fame and renown. Toby Philpot - first line reads: Dear Tom, this brown jug, which now foams/ with mild ale.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(17) Ben Block [ID: 74891767]

Ben Block - first line reads: Ben Block was a vet'ran of naval renown. The Irish emigrant - first line reads: I'm sitting on the stile, Mary.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(18) Little sailor boy [ID: 74891770]

The little sailor boy - first line reads: The bitter wind blew keen and cold. The beggar boy - first line reads: What ills my infant days await.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850

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(19) Powder monkey Peter [ID: 74891809]

First line reads: Born aboard a man of war. In one column with a woodcut above the title. In verse and prose.

Printer: Jennings, J., printer in Fleet Street, London

Probable date printed: 1802-1809

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(20) Storm [ID: 74891908]

First line reads: Cease rude boreas blustering railer, list ye landsmen/ all to me. In two columns with a coloured etching above the title.

Author: Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784

Probable date printed: 1809-1821

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(21) New song called the Black Horse [ID: 74892040]

A new song called The black horse - first line reads: Come all you airy bachelors, a warning/ take by me. The shamrock shore - first line reads: You muses nine, with me combine. Maiden, why so sad & lonely - first line reads: Maiden, why so sad and lonely.

Date printed: 1860

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(22) Rocks of Scilly [ID: 74892076]

The rocks of Scilly - first line reads: Come all you brisk young sailors bold. Death of general Wolfe - first line reads: Bold general Wolfe to his men did say.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1830

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(23) Young Edwin in the Lowlands low [ID: 74892115]

Two ballads. Young Edwin in the Lowlands low - first line reads: Come all you feeling lovers and listen to my song. Young William of the man of war - first line reads: One winter day as I was walking.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1860

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(24) Country statutes [ID: 74892235]

Country statutes - first line reads: Come all you lads of high renown and listen to my story. The sailor's tear - first line reads: He leap'd into a boat.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(25) Female rambling soldier [ID: 74892262]

Three ballads. Female rambling soldier - first line reads: Come all you good people far and near, and listen to my ditty. The stolen child - first line reads: Alone to the heather a fair child was straying. An English girl for me - first line reads: Old Scotland with her lordly hills, can boast of/ her maidens fair.

Date printed: 1860

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(26) Sailor's farewell [ID: 74892268]

First line reads: Come all you pretty English girls. In one column.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(27) New garden fields [ID: 74892277]

Two ballads. The new garden fields - first line reads: Come all pretty fair maids, I pray now attend. British tars are hearts of oak - first line reads: British tars are hearts of oak.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(28) Roving bachelor [ID: 74892298]

The roving bachelor - first line reads: Come all you roving bachelors that mean to take a wife. Fair Phoebe and her dark-ey'd sailor - first line reads: Its of a comely young lady fair.

Date printed: 1850

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(29) Female smuggler [ID: 74892373]

Two ballads. The female smuggler - first line reads: Come attend awhile and you soon shall hear. Riding down to Portsmouth - first line reads: As a sailor was riding along. In two columns.

Printer: William M'Call (Firm)

Date printed: 1850

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(30) Hearts of oak [ID: 74892391]

Two ballads. Hearts of oak - first line reads: Come cheer up my lads, 'tis to glory we steer. Hearts of oak: Anonymous - by David Garrick. We'll hae a drap mair - first line reads: A glass of good whiskey I'll take when I'm weary.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1830

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(31) Chelsea quarters [ID: 74892433]

First line reads: Come hear an old campaigner's song. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Jennings, J., printer in Fleet Street, London

Probable date printed: 1802-1809

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(32) Jack tar, or the green bed empty [ID: 74892472]

Two ballads. Jack tar, or The green bed empty - first line reads: Come listen awhile and I'll tell you a story concerning of one. The butcher and the tailor's wife - first line reads: There was a wealthy tailor.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1830

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(33) We conquer dear girls but for you [ID: 74892553]

First line reads: Come sailors be filling the can. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1802-1819

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(34) British militiaman [ID: 74892556]

Two ballads. The British militiaman - first line reads: Come sound the drum and fire the gun. I'm afloat - first line reads: I'm afloat, I'm afloat on the fierce rolling tide.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1850

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(35) Can you to battle go [ID: 74892586]

First line reads: Could you to battle march away. In one column.

Printer: Jennings, J., printer in Fleet Street, London

Probable date printed: 1802-1809

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(36) Curly headed plough boy [ID: 74892595]

First line reads: A curly headed plough boy, five/ years ago was I. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(37) Lovers parting [ID: 74892622]

The lovers parting - first line reads: Farewell my dearest Henry, since you to sea/ must go. The lovers parting - Tune: Jeanette and Jeannot. I've jouneyed [sic] oft in slap-up vans - first line reads: I've journey'd oft in slap-up van [sic].

Printer: Henson, G., printer in Northampton

Date printed: 1850

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(38) Sailor's lamentation for his sweetheart [ID: 74892649]

Two ballads. The sailor's lamentation for his sweetheart - first line reads: Fast, fast the fading gloom of light. The painful plough - first line reads: Come all you jolly ploughmen of stout and bold.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Date printed: 1830

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(39) Faithful Mary [ID: 74892817]

Three ballads. Faithful Mary - first line reads: The decks were clear'd, the gallant band. Death of Sally Roy - first line reads: Fair Sally, once the village pride. The lass of Richmond hill - first line reads: On Richmond Hill there lives a lass.

Printer: Walker, George, printer at North Shields

Author: MacNally, Leonard, 1752-1820

Date printed: 1850

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(40) Dick dock, or the lobster & crab [ID: 74892862]

First line reads: Dick Dock a tar at Greenwich moor'd. In four columns with an illustration above the title. Imprint from top of sheet.

Publisher: Robert Laurie and James Whittle

Date printed: 1806

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(41) Maniac [ID: 74892877]

Two ballads. The maniac - first line reads: Hush, 'tis the night watch. The mariner's grave - first line reads: I remember the night was stormy and wet.

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1835

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(42) Return of the admiral [ID: 74892910]

The return of the admiral - first line reads: How gallantly, how merrily, we ride along the sea! The return of the admiral: A very popular song, written by Barry Cornwall, Esq.

Author: Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874

Date printed: 1850

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(43) Ship Niagara [ID: 74892937]

The first ballad concerns the ship Niagara which took part in laying the first Transatlantic telegraph cable which crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Valentia Island, in western Ireland to Trinity Bay, in eastern Newfoundland.

Date printed: 1857

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(44) Ship Niagara [ID: 74892940]

This ballad concerns the ship Niagara which took part in laying the first Transatlantic telegraph cable which crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Valentia Island, in western Ireland to Trinity Bay, in eastern Newfoundland. Attempts were made in both 1857 and successfully in 1858. The ship Niagara - first line reads: Hail! stately Niagara, pride of the sea.

Date printed: 1857

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(45) Trumpet sounds to victory [ID: 74892997]

First line reads: He was fam'd for deeds of arms. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(46) Jack returned from sea [ID: 74893015]

Jack returned from sea - first line reads: Here I am poor Jack. The three flies - first line reads: There were three flies, once on a time. In two columns with a woodcut above the first.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Probable date printed: 1820-1844

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(47) Heaving the lead [ID: 74893084]

First line reads: For England when with fav'ring gale. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Pitts, John, 1765-1844

Date printed: 1820

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(48) Heaving of the lead [ID: 74893087]

First line reads: For England when with fav'ring gale. In one column with a woodcut above the title.

Printer: Forth, William, fl. 1816-1834

Probable date printed: 1823-1834

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(49) Forget not the soldier [ID: 74893096]

Three ballads. Forget not the soldier - first line reads: Forget not the soldier, who'll ne'er forget you. Merry maids of England - first line reads: Oh, the maids of merry England, so beautiful and fair. The return of the admiral - first line reads: How gallantly, how merrily we ride along the sea!

Printer: Walker, George, 1758-1835

Date printed: 1850