Top pop from seventeenth-century England. Broadside ballads were single-sheet songs that sold for a penny a piece. This website concentrates on over 100 resoundingly successful examples that you can investigate through recordings, images and a wealth of other materials. Whether you are interested in music, art, love, gender, tragedy, politics, family life, crime, history, humour or death, you will find something to engage you here. See also User’s Guide.

Emotions - Sorrow   Portman, Emily  

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16 The Lamenting Ladies last farewel to the/ WORLD [Euing 183]
34 The Brides Buriall [Roxburghe 1.59]
44 The Lamentation of Master Pages wife of Plimmouth, who being enforced by her Parents to wed him against/ her will, did most wickedly consent to his murther [Pepys 1.126-27]
96 Young Jemmy,/ OR,/ The Princely Shepherd [Roxburghe 2.556]