Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project

Verses in Vogue with the Vulgar

Listen to the Ballads

Woodcut for The Yankees return from camp Woodcut for The Yankees return from camp

 Lawyers and Bullfrogs
Columbia and Independence
The American Hero
Hail Columbia
A Lover's Lamentation for the girl he left behind him
The Hobbies
Description of a Wonderful Old Man
A Song Composed in the Year Seventy Five
Peggy Band. Together with Nancy Dawson
A Bloody battle between the United States troops
Speech of Farmer's Brother
Indian letter
Indian speech, delivered before a gentleman 
The embargo. A favorite new song
 Indian speech. The speech of Sagona Ha
The Death of the embargo
The rose tree
Guardian angels, together with the Rose tree
Saw ye my hero George
The tempest, together with 'The last time I came o'er the moor'
The Death of General Wolfe: together with John Bull's description of a church
The sailor's journal, and Jockey to the fair
The American union, and the Birth of Gen. Washington
Hull's victory, or, Huzza for the Constitution
The farmer's daughter; or Barley maid
Heaving the lead
Battle of the kegs
The dying words of Capt. Robert Kidd: a noted pirate
Massachusetts song of liberty
Tom Tough: together with Crazy Jane 
The Times
American taxation: a song of seventy-nine
Bunch of rushes, and A sprig of shillelah, and shamrock so green
A New Irish song, together with the Banks of the Dee
The American Constitution frigate's engagement with the British frigate Guerriere
The Country 'squire: together with How stands the glass
The Frog and mouse, or The frog he would a wooing go

  1. All music performed by David & Ginger Hildebrand.