Keywords

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EBBA associates all ballads using a controlled vocabulary that was developed after cataloging and transcribing the Pepys ballads. This controlled list consists of the following 52 keywords:

advice clothing/
fashion
law procreation travel
affliction/
health
country/
nation
London punishment trickery/
deceit
alcohol crime love race/
ethnicity
urban life
Americas death maritime religious concepts vice
animals/
nature
economics/
trade
marriage religious figures violence
appearance entertainments military/
war
religious groups virtue
architecture family monstrosity royalty vulgar humor
Bible folklore mythology/
Classical
rural youth/age
catastrophe gender news servitude
children holidays/
seasons
nobility/
court
sex/
sexuality
class infidelity politics/
government
supernatural/
magic