Oxford Ramble

Speed the Plough



A Taste of Ale

Six for Gold

Knock at the Knocker, Ring at the Bell

The Robber Bird

Three Quarter Time

The 25th



The Oxford Scholar

Oxford Ramble track 10

Oxford undergraduate life is satirised in this early nineteenth century Catnach broadside, from the Bodleian's collection. As is usual with broadside ballads, no tune is indicated; we have set the words to the tune Over the water to Charlie, based on John Clare's version.

The Oxford Scholar, from the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballad collection

 The brief instrumental in the middle is the Bampton morris tune Bonny Green Garters.