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Broadside ballad entitled 'Coal Jock'
Copies of this can be had at the Pox Box, Overgat, Dundee.
Whaur the mischief am I noo?
Freens, excuse me, for I'm fu'?
Fairly stappit tae the muzzle?choker block ;
I've been oot, an ' ha'en a drap
Wi' anither carter chap,
I've wan'ered aff my road,
I'm maistly like to nod,
The house is a' gaun roun',
And the gas gangs up an' doon?
I can whistle, I can sing,
I can dance the Hielan' fling,
I can fist a pint o' yull,
And frae that tae half-a-gill,
Oor Meg says, "Johnny Raw,
Man, yer like I never saw,
An' ye wad spen' yer hinmaist groat
In tobacco or a pot?
Oor Meg's a decent lass,
Tho' her brither Jock's an ass,
Tae come hame ; oh ;--a wee the waur ----
In a moving mass o' glaur---
Often in the case wi' Coal Jock.
Oor Meg's man. Tarn M'Bride,
He's as sober and as steady as a rock;
Tho' he somethings tak's a dram;
There's some common sense wi' Tam
Because he's better learned than Coal Jock.
He wanted me up to join his flock:
Says he,"you're very corase;"
Says I, '"'I'm name the worse?
"Oh, John ! oh, John !" said he,
"That's coarse vulgarity,"
"It's. not worth your while
Teaching me tin gentle style ?
You can sermonize your fill,
Tho' your lectures dae nae ill.
Education's no for me,
You may blether till ye dee,
It's a chausom after a',
No' .a spunk tae get a draw,
Lend me a pin to ripe
The shank o this auld pipe,
Noo. freens, I think I'll gang ,
I'm staving rather lang? _
I see it's getting on the twelve o'clock;
Sae noo"noo maun awa',
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(18a)