Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project

Verses in Vogue with the Vulgar

Transcribed Ballads

Woodcut for The Sea captain, or Tit for tat

Woodcut for The Sea captain, or Tit for tat



The last words of Polly [Goold] Gould. To a very mournful tune


Yankee frolics, brought down to April 27th, 1813


Wasp stinging Frolick


Order of performances at the third publick celebration of the Washington Benevolent Society


Verses composed on the schooner Washington and crew


The last words of S. Tully, executed 1812


The last words of S. Tully, who was executed at South Boston, for piracy


A copy of a letter from Samuel Tully to his father, in England


Truxton's victory: or Brave Yankee Boys


Thou shalt do no murder.


Theatre on fire Awful calamity! A letter from Richmond, Virginia 


A Song composed in the year seventy five Transfer'd to 1812


Sixth naval victory



Rodgers & victory. Tit for tat Or, The Chesapeake paid for in British blood


Riot in Baltimore. Extract of a letter from Baltimore, dated July 28.


Indian speech. The speech of Sagona Ha, which signifies the Keeper Awake


The girl of my heart, together with the Maid of Lodi, and Country 'squire


Privateering and pirateering alias, the "Peace Party" at war


A Particular account of the late distressing fire at Portsmouth


Murder: death of Miss Mack Coy [i.e., McCoy], and the Young Teazer.


The Peacock stung by the Hornet


Pat's observations on Harrison's victory 


On Samuel Tully and John Dalton...who is sentenced to be executed


Offset for the Chesapeake, or The capture of Fort George



Naval recruiting song, "tune All hands a hoy to the anchor." 


Most brilliant aval [sic] victory on Lake Erie. Glorious news!!!


Messmates 3 cheers for Captain Hull, and other officers and crew of the Constitution


Melancholy events Boston, July 21st, 1813


Massachusetts Song of Liberty:


Madison's victory


Huzza for the Constitution


Huzza for Commodore Rodgers


Hull's victory, or, Huzza for the Constitution


Harrison victorious


A Happy New-Year to Commodore Rodgers, or, Huzza for the President and Congress.


The Green Mountain boys adieu. On leaving the encampment at Burlington, September, 1813


An Elegy on the death of Reverend Joseph S. Buckminster


Eighth naval victory



Dreadful hurricane at New Orleans



Columbia and independence, a new patriotic song... Tune--Adams and liberty


Landlady of France, together with the Bottle of Rum, and Morgiana


Chevy Chase


Chesapeake and Shannon : A list of the killed and wounded on board the Chesapeake


Cash in hand, occasioned by the capture of the British packet Swallow


Capture of Little York


Written and corrected by James Campbell,...Tune "Disconsolate sailor"


A new song, composed by James Campbell on board the Constitution


Glorious naval victory...James Campbell, a boatswain's mate on board the Constitution


Brilliant victory, song-composed on the capture of the British schooner Dominico


Brilliant victory, obtained by Commodore Decatur, of the "United States"


Brilliant naval victory. Yankee Perry, better than old English cider


The Bulwarks of religion


On Thursday last, two young men...received the sentence of death


Battle between troops under Gov. Harrison and tribes of Indians, 1811


The Silver Keyor a Fancy to Truth and a Warning to Youth.


Battle of Queenstown: Between the Americans...and the British...


The Battle between the Chesapeake and Shannon


Bainbridge's victory: or Huzza for the Constitution, once more!


Another glorious victory. Newport, Oct. 18, 1813. 


The American patriot's war song: or An appeal to freemen


The American Constitution frigate's engagement with the British frigate Guerriere


American bravery: or Great Britain, and her copper-colored allies defeated


America forever: or A defiance to the bulwark of religion, together with the Yankee sailor


The Young girl's resolution; together with Friendship


Yankee privateering


The Yankey's return from camp. Together with the favorite song of the Black bird



The World turn'd upside down; together with Constant Charley



The experiences of Nancy Welch, a blind woman


The experience of Nancy Welch, a blind woman (Written by herself)


The Vintner outwitted; together with the favorite song of Sally in our alley


The Valliant [sic] London prentice: : being an account of his matchless manhood




A Tragical account of the two lovers of Exeter


To the teachers of Toryism, together with Priestcraft exposed


Rogers & victory Written by Mons. Tonson





Reflections of Sarah Thomas, an unfortunate young woman


Thomas Moorhead, a ship-wreck'd mariner, who subsisted fifty-one days on the bodies of his comrades





A Song, written on a Virginia cotton and tobacco merchant. Together with the Female drummer


A Song made on the taking of General Burgoyne


A Song, composed on the evacuation of Boston by the British troops


The Soldier's life: : and Tempered steel


The Soldier and his fair maid, together with Hard times


The Siege of Tripoli



Verses, composed by Amasa Sessions, on the death of Amasa Robbins


The Sea captain, or Tit for tat


Saw ye my hero George: and The rosary


Sally in our ally together with Murtock Delarney's travels and return to Ballinafad


Sale at auction : to be sold on the first day January, 1850,


The Sailor's farewell : together with the Sailor's return, and the Praise of women


America, commerce & freedom. Together with the Soldier and his fair maid


Robin Bohugh's reason why he married such an ill looking wife


Meriden town; a new song : Tune--"The hounds are all up, and the morning doth peep"


Remonstrance of Almasa, wife of Almas Ali Cawn, to General Warren Hastings



Paul Jones's Victory


Paul Jones's victory


Patrick O'Neal


Death of General Wolfe; together with Tippy Jack's journey to Brighton


Death of General Wolfe, Susan's Lamentation


Paddy's land, An Irishman's heart for the ladies


The orphan boy; The galley slave, and the Sailor's return


On the various sects of religion:



The American Hero. Made on the Battle of Bunker-Hill, and the Burning of Charlestown


The New tid re i: or The birth of Paddy O'Rafferty, Jun


A New thought on time and eternity; or, The difference between to day and to morrow.



The New Erin Go Bragh


A New bundling song: or A reproof to those young country women









Lord Bakeman, who was taken by the Turks and put in prison


The London apprentice, being an account of his matchless manhood


Lines composed on the execution of W. Clement's: who was shot for desertion


Lines composed on the death of Parker, Who was hung at the yard arm


Lines composed on the death of General Washington


A new sea song Written by Jack Leavett


Lawyers and bullfrogs


The Lawyer outwitted


A Lamentation for Gen. Washington, Esq. commander in chief 


Lady Washington's lamentation for the death of her husband


Lady Washignton's [sic] lamentation for the death of her husband


Tom Starboard and Glorious victory


Kate and her horns


Kate and her horns


Jonathan's courtship


Jolly sailor, together with The Bay of Biscay O




An Irishman's observations on British politics and privateering



Hunting the hare: a favorite song


A death song of an Indian chief: and The bright god of day


American manufactures, the best trump to play with Great Britain


Hail Columbia: together with a favorite song, celebrating the naval prowess of America



General Warren: or The Battle of Bunker Hill


General Burgoyne's lamentation. Tune--"Irish lamentation"


Sweet William's departure, together with The post captain


Black ey'd Susan


The Frog and mouse, or The frog he would a wooing go


The Friendly society, together with Heaving anchor


Free Mason's songs


The Fiery devil, together with Granny Wales


Lord Nelson's battle of the Nile


The Female hay-makers: together with Cold winter


Female drummer: and The blue bell of Scotland


The Farmer's daughter: a new song


Speech of Farmer's Brother


The Exile's return, together with Delia and the Rose



Earthquake: verses on the earth-quake, in North-America, in the year 1755


The dying words of Capt. Robert Kidd: a noted pirate


The dying words of Captain Robert Kidd, a noted pirate, who was hanged at Execution-Dock


The Dying words of a young man, together with Wiggleworth's dream


The Dying soldier together with the Galley slave


The farmer's daughter; or Barley maid


The Duke of Cumberland's frolick


The Dorsetshire garland, or The miser outwitted


The woodman. Together with The woodman's hut, and Maid of Lodi


Tom Tough: together with Crazy Jane


Tid re i or The marriage of Miss Kitty O'Donavan to Mr. Paddy O'Raffety


The sailor's journal, and Jockey to the fair


Mary, marry John,


The Greenwich pensioner, together with the Sailor's glory


Giles Scroggins ghost; together with Looney Mactwolter, and Sally MacGee


A Dialogue between Death and a lady:


A Dialogue between Death and a lady


Description of a wonderful old man: together with An Irish song


Fair Rosamond : a lamentable ditty


The Death of Washington, with some remarks on Jeffersonian policy


The Death of the embargo


The Death of General Wolfe: together with John Bull's description of a church


The Death of General Wolf


The Death of Gen. Wahsington [sic], with some remarks on Jeffersonian policy


Robinson Crusoe


Robinson Crusoe


Corydon and Phillis, together with The bright god of day


The Country 'squire: together with How stands the glass


A Country love song, together with Tom Bowling


Corydon and Phillis


Conversion hymn : together with the Harvest of the world


Unfortunate Miss Bailey : together with the Bailiff


Thimble's scolding wife. Together with The Boston beau and the cow


The Christian's song, written by a young lady


The Christian pilgrim


Children in the wood being a true relation of the inhuman murder of two children


The Children in the wood. Being a true relation of the inhuman murder of two children


The Chelsea butcher. A tragical account of the cruel murder, of three innocent creatures


The beggar girl, together with Truxton's victory


Captain Ward, the pirate


Captain James, who was hung and gibbeted in England, for starving to death his cabbin-boy


The wounded hussar : together with Sweet William's departure


The soldier's dream, together with The cabinet of wonders


 Erin go brah, St. Patrick's day in the morning


The soldier's return -- a love song


Bunch of rushes, and A sprig of shillelah, and shamrock so green


Brother sailor, or An address to seamen.--- Together with the Dying words of a young man


Brother sailor. An address to sailors. Tune, Indian chief. Together with the Spiritual soldier's uniform


The British lamentation, together with Green on the cape, or The Irish hero


The Boston frigate's engagement with the French corvette Le Berceau, and Tom Bowline's epitaph


The Bonny blade, or Dumb wife; together with Roseline Castle


The Bold soldier, together with Sweet pig of Richmond Hill


Battle of Bunker Hill, this song was composed by the British, after the engagement


Battle of Bunker Hill. This song was composed by the British after the engagement


Bateman's tragedy: being a warning to all maidens


Indian letter. Extract of a letter from Capt. Hendricks, an Indian chief, of the Stockbridge nation


The American union, and the Birth of Gen. Washington


American taxation: a song of seventy-nine


American taxation. This song was written when the trump of war sounded through this happy land


Perry's victory


A Sequel to the disconsolate sailor


The Sailors departure from his true love Susan


The rose tree


The plough boy


The Lovely apparition


Wives & sweethearts or, Saturday night


Bonny [Bonney] Bet of Aberdeen