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A Ploughman Lad's For Me
This ballad begins: 'When first I saw young Jocky, / It was at - feeing fair, / Wi' his rosy cheeks and dimpled chin, / And bonny curly hair.' The chorus begins: 'So the ploughman lads for me'. It was written by John Wilson and published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow.
This ballad begins: 'She's all my fancy painted her, / She's lovely, she's divine; / But her heart it is another's, / She never can be mine.' The sheet was published by J. Elder of Edinburgh.
All Other Hearts Seem Glad but Mine
Verse 1: 'Long years have passed since we first met, / It breaks my heart to think of thee, / I am sure you cannot yet forget / The pleasant hours you spent with me. / Year after year glides swiftly past, / And not one word you've sent to me, / Clouds o'er my sunny path are cast, / My love has crossed the dark blue sea.' This ballad was written by Mr J Macguire of Dundee, and was to be sung to the air 'I'm lonely since my mother died'. It was published at 190 and 192 Overgate, Dundee, probably by the Poet's Box.
All Right Charley
Verse 1: 'I love a young girl, her name's Mary Ann, she livesa few miles out of town; / She's nicer than jam, sweet on her I am, and often I give a call down, / Just to play kissey kiss, with this dear littie miss, that is if there's no one about, / We spoon when we think there is no one to see us, but somebody's certain to shout.' A note below the title states that this ballad was 'Sung by Charles Oswald, with immense success', and that 'This popular song can be had at the Poet's Box, Overgate, Dundee'.
This ballad begins: 'ALLAN Water's wide and deep, / and my dear Anny's very bonny; / Wides the Straith that lyes above't / if't were mine I'de give it all for Anny.' The text preceeding it reads: 'ALLAN WATER: / OR, A / LOVER / IN/ CAPTIVITY: / A NEW SONG: / Sung with a pleasant New Air.'
This ballad begins: 'The tear fell gently from her eye; / When last we parted from the shore, / My bosom heaved with many a sigh, / To think I might ne'er sae her more.' The text preceeding it reads: 'PRICE ONE PENNY / This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box, 190 Overgate, Dundee.'
Answer to Burn's Lovely Jean
Verse 1 begins: 'LONG absent in the wars I've been, / For her whom I love best, / Returned once more to my native shore, / Love sweet then fill'd my breast'. The text before this reads: 'Printed by T. Birt. 10 Great St Andrews Street wholesale and retail, Seven Dials, London. Country Orders punctually attended to.'
Auld Thing Ower Again
Verse 1: 'A widow lived in our toun, / And she was skeigh and in her prime, / And weel she lo'ed an auld tune, / But ne'er got ane to keep the time. / A fiddler passing by ae day, / And playing up a canty spring, / The widow fidged and laughed and said, / "Can ye play that auld thing ower again?"' The broadside was published by the Poet's Box, Overgate, Dundee'. At the bottom of the sheet a mail order service for songs is advertised.
Awful Cruelty! Or, the Life of Miss Agnes Rae
This report begins: 'The particulars of the Life and Death of Miss AGNES RAE, a gentleman's daughter, belonging to near Dunfermline, who was betrayed and seduced by a young gentleman ; she became pregnant to him ; his love turned to hatred for her, and ordered his servants to turn her out of doors ; she was then reduced to poverty and obliged to beg alms from door to door, and on Monday last was found in a deplorable condition, lying dead in a byre belonging to Mr Blackburn, between Dunfermline and Kinross : with a copy of a beautiful and interesting Letter, and a copy of Verses, which were found in her pocket-book, written in her own handwriting.' Printed by Kirkwood in Glasgow.
Awful Cruelty; or, the life of Elisabeth Watson
This sheet begins: 'An Account of the Life and Death of MISS ELIZABETH WATSON, a Gentleman's Daughter, who was betrayed and seduced by a young Gentleman; she became pregnant to him -- his love soon turned to hatred . . . She was then reduced to poverty . . . and on Monday last, was found in a most deplorable condition, lying dead in a byre near mid Calder, together with a copy of an interesting Letter, and also a Copy of Verses . . . in her own hand writing.' This sheet was published by Francis McCartney.
Ballad by an Ingenious Youth
Verse 1: 'As the Laird o' Glentosh was haudin' hame, / Astride o' his nit brown steed, / Up came muckle Macpherson Rab, / Talking o' bleaching thread, thread, thread / Bleth'rin' 'bout bleaching thread.'
Banks of Inverary
Verse 1 begins: 'As I walkt out one morning, adroad as I did pass, / On the banks of Inverary I met a bonny lass'. It was published by Batchelar of Long alley, although no further specification is given. The woodcut at the top of the sheet is supposed to look like a coat of arms, which would have imbued the sheet with a perceived air of authority.
Banks of Inverury
This ballad begins: 'Early one summer morning along as I did pass/On the banks of Inverury I met a bonny lass/Her hair hung o?er her shoulders and her eyes like stars did shine/On the banks of Inverury, I wish that she were mine.? There is no place or date of publication.
Banks of Leven Water
This ballad begins: 'Hark, will ye gang with me lassie, / To the Banks of Leven water, / And I'll be bound ye'll see lassie, / Varieties to please; Then o'er the glens and hills we'll rove, / We'll haunt the hare the cushy dove, / And on the Banks of Rylew grove, / I'll play the flute to please you.' The broadside does not carry the name of its publisher, nor the place or date of publication.
Banks of Sweet Dundee
This ballad begins: 'It's of a farmer's daughter, so beautiful I'm told, / Her parents died and left her five hundred pounds in gold, / She lived with her uncle, the cause of all her woe, / You soon shall hear, this maiden fair did prove his overthrow.'
Barney Get Up From the Fire!
This ballad begins: 'My name is Paddy M'Guire, I belong to sweet Tralee, / I fell in love with an Irish girl, the name of Katy M'Gee / I went one night to court her in the pleasant month of May.'
Be Careful in Choosing a Wife
The first verse reads: 'Now all young men that are going to be wed, / Don't be caught like a bird with a small piece of bread / For when you are caught, remember it's for life, / I'd have you be careful in choosing a wife.' This broadside was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
Be Valiant Still, &c.
This ballad begins: 'Be valiant still, be valiant still, / Be stout and great, and valiant still'. The text preceeding the ballad reads: 'A NEW SONG / Much in request. / Being the Advice of an experienced Lady in Martial Affairs, to her Lover a young Soldier. / Tune of, An old Carle to dannten me.'
Verse 1: 'Don't talk to me of pretty girls, of lovely women don't, / I'll never listen to a word, I won't, no that I won't! / There's not a beauty in the land to match my peerless belle; / I'll tell you all about my love, my beautiful, my Nell.' This song was to be sung to an 'Original' tune, and could be bought for one penny. It was published on 9th May 1868 by the Poet's Box, probably in Glasgow.
Betsey of Dundee
This ballad begins: 'You sailors of the nation I pray you give attention, / It is no false invention as you may plainly see, / My parents of this nation they lived by cultivation, / In a rural habitation, near the banks of sweet Dundee.' A woodcut illustration of a young woman decorates the top of this sheet.
Verse 1 begins: 'O Lass gin ye would think it right, / To gang wi' me this very night, / And cuddle till the morning light, / By a' the lave unseen, O'. 'Lave' in this context is the word for 'guillemots', who are renowned for choosing and remaining with only one mate, and 'birken' is the Scots words for 'birch'. There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
This ballad begins: 'O lassie gin ye wad think it right, / To gang wi' me this very night / And cuddle till the morning light / By a the lave unseen, O. . . ' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.
Birks of Abergeldy
This ballad begins: 'O bonnie Lassie wilt thou go, / Wilt thou go, wilt thou go, / O bonny Lassie wilt thou go, / To the Birks of Abergeldy.' The text preceeding it reads: 'A New Song, / To its own Proper Tune.'
This ballad begins: 'Will you go to the Highlands, my jewel, with me? / Will you go to the Highlands the flocks for to see? / It is health to my jewel to breathe the sweet air, / And to pull the blackberries in the forest so fair.' A note below the title states that this ballad was to be sung to an original tune. Sold for a penny, a further note below the title states that 'Copies can always be had in the Pos [Poet's] Box, 80 London Street, Glasgow'.
Bleaching Lass of Kelvinhaugh
Verse 1: 'I went out one summer's evening, / To view the banks of sweet Kelvinhaugh: / Twas there I met a wee bleacher lassie, / Her cheeks like roses and her skin like snaw.' This song is to be sung to the tune of 'Lord Bateman's Daughter'. It was published by the Poet's Box of Overgate, Dundee, and cost a penny.
Bloody Gardener's Cruelty' or 'The Shepherd's Daughter Betray'd
This ballad begins: 'COME all you constant lovers, and to me lend an ear, / And mind this sad relation, which I do give you here'. There are two woodcuts at the top of this sheet. One which represents a man and a woman, of a rustic nature, and some sort of activity being passed from the sky. The other is a dove of hope carrying an olive branch of peace.
Blooming Mountain Rose
Verse 1: 'The moon is bright - her beauty cheers, / The earth, the sky, the sea, lassie, / And fair as her young light appears, / Still fair art thou to me, bonnie lassie, O.' A note below the title states that 'Copies of this very popular song can always be had in the Poet's Box', and that the ballad should be sung to an original air. The sheet was printed on Saturday June 7th, 1873, and cost one penny.
Blue Ey'd Mary
Verse 1 begins: 'As I roved out on a summer day, / To view the flowers springing'. This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow.
Bonnie Jeanie Deans
Verse 1: 'Far awa' frae bonnie Scotland, / I have often spent my time, / By the mountains, lakes, and valleys, / In some distant, foreign clime. / There I'd sit and sometimes ponder. / 'Midst their bright and varied scenes, / But my thoughts would always wander / To the hame o' Jeanie Deans.' 'BARR, LONDON STREET, GLASGOW' is printed at the bottom of the sheet.
Bonnie Jeanie Shaw
Verse 1: 'I'm faur awa' frae Scotland / Nae lovin' yin is near, / I dinna see the auld folk / The folk I loe sae dear; / But I'll leave this foreign laun' / Wi its scenes and sichts sae braw; / And I'll wander hame tae Scotland / An' my bonnie Jeanie Shaw'. The song was published by the Poet's Box of Dundee.