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Broadside ballad entitled 'Woman's Pride'
You men and you wives lend an ear to my song.
In morning and evening as you walk through the street
Those fine dandy wives yon are sure for to meet,
With their false curls around their heads, and you but
When dinner is over to the glass they repair.
There is the shopkeeper's daughter to market does go,
Fine veils they must have for to make them look big,
There is the farmer's daughter to market does ride,
There is the frisky old wives we must bring them in,
For to look at a man they almost think it a sin.
with their false dandy curls round their brows they do
So young men be careful in choosing of your wives,
Robt. Mclntosh Pirnter. 96 King Street Calton.
Probable date published:
1849- shelfmark: RB.m.169(226)