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[SONGS]. Ben Block...The irish emigrant.

Durham. Walker, printer, [s.d., c.1846]
Dimensions 190 x 250 mm. Single leaf broadside. With a woodcut illustration. Some creasing.
A rare survival of a provincially published song sheet featuring the patriotic nautical ballad Ben Block, inspired by Charles Dibdin’s popular melodramatic song of the sea The Watery Grave, the hero of which lend his name to the title of this piece. The second of the songs featured is a mournful lament in which an Irishman must part from his beloved to travel to a new land where 'They say there's bread and work for all'.

COPAC locates a single copy (Durham), OCLC adds two further copies (NLS and Texas).
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 21432