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Broadside ballad entitled 'Auld Edinburgh Cries'
Loud the cries are ringin', ringin,
Short but sweet the sang that's singin,
Blythely through Auld Reekie's toun.
Wand'rin weary, wet or dry,
Hark, yon sonsy maiden's cry--
' Neeps like succar, Wha'll buy Neeps,'
Ilka month brings in its treasures;
Rizarts red in clusters shine,
Sugar plums sae sweet and fine.
' Ripe strawberries ' ' Sonsy cherries'
'Buy my bonnie water-cresses,
A' the road frae London Burn,'
' Curds an' whey, Curds an' whey,'
' Fine sour douk?a pint a penny,
Better milk's no in the land.'
' Cauf for beds ' and ' Yellow sand,'
' Ripe berries, the big pint a ha'p'ny,'
' Rosy-cheekit Carse o' Gowrie's'
' Juicy pears?a bonnie stock,'
' Wulks an' buckies' ' Candy Rock,'
' Wastlin' herrin' Wastlin herein,'
Come an' buy, they'll please ye weel.
' Haddies?haddies caller haddies,'
'Wand'rin' weary, wet or dry,
Hark, yon fisher Jenny's cry?
Probable period of publication:
1860-1890 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(7a)