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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'.
This ballad begins: 'My name is Duncan Campbell, from the shire of Argyle ; / I've travelled this country for many a long mile ; / I have travelled through England and Ireland and a', / And the name I go under is bold Erin-go-Bragh.' The sheet is undated and no publication details are given. A woodcut of a man, of Victorian appearance, adorns the top of the sheet.
Verse 1: 'The Lawland Lads think they are fine, / But O they're vain and idly gawdy, / How much unlike that graceful Mien, / and manly Looks of my Highland Laddie: / O my bonny Highland Laddie, / my handsome smiling Highland Laddie / may Heav'n still guard and love reward, / the Lawland Lass and her Highland Laddie.' The text below the title reads 'Set by Mar Arne and Sung by Mt Mattocks at the Theatre RL. In Drury Lane'.
Highland Minstrel Boy
Verse 1: 'I hae wander'd mony a night in June / Along the bank's o' Clyde, / Beneath a bright and bonnie moon, / Wi' Mary by my side; / A summer was she to my e'e, / And to my heart a joy, / And weel she lo'ed to roam wi' me, / Her Highland Minstrel Boy, / I hae wander'd, &c.'
Highlander's Adventures in Glasgow Fair
Verse 1: 'Her nainsel cam to the Lowland town to see the fair and thrang man, / Before she walk'd the city round, she got mony a squeeze and bang, man, / But she'll awa down by the auld brig, bear to the Broomi law, man, / The lads kick'd up the funniest rig, the like you never saw, man.' 'Nainsel' is a nickname for a Highlander, and means 'one's own self'. Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
I canna leave my Hieland Hame
Verse 1 begins: 'I canna leave my hieland hame, / Nor a' the clans that bear my name; / I canna leave the bonny glen, / Nor a I loe nor a' I ken'. This sheet features a more decorative than illustrative woodcut border. It was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow.
I Canna' Leave my Hieland Hame
This ballad begins: 'I canna leave my Highland hame, / Nor' a' the clans that bear my name; / I canna leave the bonny glen, / Nor a' I lo'e nor a' I ken'. The chorus reads: 'Flowers may bloom fair ayont the sea; / But oh! My Highland hame for me.' It was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow, and includes a woodcut illustration of a highlander playing the bagpipes.
John Highland Man's Remarks
This ballad begins: 'When her nain shell to Edinburgh / she pe saw pony tings, / She many pony Lasses saw, / that flutter'd a wit wings, / Tat town apout teire shouters / as plack as ony flea, / An rattel a like Onion Skins, / a pra high pe pra put tea.'
Lass o' Glenshea
This ballad begins: 'On a bonny day when the heather was blooming, / And the silent hill humm'd with the sair laden bee; / I met a fair maiden as homeward I was riding, / A herding her sheep on the hills o' Glenshea.'
Ludicrous wedding in Crosscauseway, Edinburgh
This humourous story begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of that Funny and Laughable WEDDING that took place in Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, on Tuesday Evening, the 15th March 1825, between a young Dashing Highland Lad, and a well known Old Lady of that place.' The broadside was priced at one penny and published by A. Turnbull. This is probably Andrew Turnbull & Co, a publisher based in Edinburgh's High Street in the nineteenth century.
Massacre of Glencoe
This ballad begins: 'O! dark lowr'd the night on the wild distant heath; / And the wild raven croak'd out the bodings of death; / While the mood hid her beams in the clouds out o' woe, / Disdaining to gaze on the fields of Glencoe'. It was published by James Lindsay, 9 King Street, Glasgow, and includes a woodcut illustration.
Massacre of Macpherson
Verse 1 and chorus: 'Fhairson swore a feud against the clan Mactavish, / Marched into their land to murder and to ravish, / For he did resolve to extirpate the vipers, / With four and twenty men and five and thirty pipers. / Too ran ach a' be, / Dal a gee a sorus, / Come a' rach an tuch, / And that's a Gaelic chorus'. This ballad was to be sung to an 'Original' tune. The broadside was priced at one penny and published by the Poet's Box in Glasgow. At the foot of the sheet is a 'List of Newest Songs and Recitations' available from the publisher.
New Way of the Bonny Highland Laddie, &c.
This ballad begins: 'I crossed Forth, I crossed Tay, / I left Dundee, and Edinborrow, / I saw nothing there was worth my stay.' This song was supposed to be sung to its own proper tune.
New way, of the Bonny Highland Laddie
This ballad begins: 'I crossed Forth, I crossed Tay, / I left Dundee, and Edinborrow, / I saw nothing there worth my Stay, / and so I bad them all Good-morrow . . . ' Below the title, a note states that this ballad is sung 'To it's own Proper Tune &c'.