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Britannia, the Pride of the Ocean
Verse 1: 'Britannia, the gem of the ocean, / The star of the brave and the free, / The shrine of a patriots devotion, / Old England my homage to thee. / Thy banner makes tyranny tremble, / When liberty has cause in the view, / Thy banner makes tyranny tremble, / Whilst borne by the red, white, and blue.' This broadside was priced at one penny and published on Saturday, 6th September 1856, by the Poet's Box. The town of publication has been obscured, but was probably Glasgow.
Broken Down Saint I Shall Be
This ballad begins: 'I'm a man so religious & yet full of trouble, / This world I'm afraid is all squeak and bubble, / In trying to part the wheat from the stubble, / What a row they kick up to be sure'. It is to be sung to the tune of 'What Can the Matter Be?'
Broth av a Boy
This ballad begins: 'I am one that bears an illigant name, / And who dare say 'tis not; / I was born one day in Limerick town, / In a neat little mud-built cot.' It was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
This ballad begins: ' They sailed away in a gallant barque, / Bob Neil and Jess M'Bride, / They ventured all on the bounding oak, / That danced (dances) on the silvery tide . . . ' A note below the title states that this ballad was sung to the tune of 'John Grumlie'. Another note, this time located at the bottom of the sheet, states it was published on the Saturday morning of 11th July 1857.
Building Castles in the Air
Verse 1 begins: 'The bonnie, bonnie bairn, wha sits poking the ase, / Glowering in the fire wi' his wee roun' face'. This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. The illustration over the title is a woodcut of a little boy cuddling a goat, in what appears to be a yard.
This ballad begins: 'Bully Stot can blend a lance, / Imitate the folk o' France, / Cares no a birse for Queen or law, / Fain wad whuff our Kirk awa'. The chorus begins: 'Bully Stot's i' the jail, / Bully Stot's i' the jail'. It was published by Sanderson of Edinburgh and probably sold for one penny.
Bundle and Go
Verse 1: 'The winter is gane, love, the sweet spring again, love, / Bedecks the blue mountain and gilds the dark sea, / Gie'en birth to the blossom, and bliss to the bosom, / And hope for the future to you love, an' me. / For far to the west, to the land of bright freedom, / The land where the vine and the orange trees grow, / I fain would conduct thee, my ain winsome dearie - / Then hey, bonnie lassie, will you bundle and go?'
Burning of the Montreal and loss of Three Hundred Scotch Emigrants
This ballad is sung to the tune of 'Flowers of the Forest' and begins: 'You people of Scotland I pray give attention, / A sad dismal story I soon shall let you hear, / Of the dreadful burning of the Steamship the Mon'real / For Montreal in Canada her course she did steer.' A woodcut illustration is included at the top of this sheet.
Burns and Highland Mary
This ballad begins: 'In green Caledonia there ne'er were two lovers, / Sae enraptured and happy in each others arms, / As Burns the sweet bard and his dear Highland Mary, / And fondly and sweetly he sang of her charms.' A note at the foot of this sheet states it was published by 'Moore, Printer, Cheapside, Belfast'.
Burns and his Highland Mary
This ballad begins: 'IN green Caledonia there ne'er were twa lovers, / Sae enraptured and happy in each ither's arms ; / As Burns the sweet bard, and his dear Highland Mary.' Included at the top of the sheet is a small illustration of a lyre surrounded by foliage and musical notation.
Burns and his Highland Mary and Gae Bring tae me a Pint o' Wine
The first of these pieces begins: 'In green Caledonia there ne'er were twa lovers / Sae enraptured and happy in each ither's arms, / As Burns the sweet bard and his dear Highland Mary / And fondly and sweetly he sang o' her charms.' A simple woodcut of three children sitting on a fence decorates the top of the sheet.
Burns and Tannahill
Verse 1: 'Our poets noo are turnin' scarce, / Of that we a' can tell, / Though mony a chap may write a verse / That only suits himsel'. / But though they paint the flowery spring / And bonnie sparkling rill, / They haena got the pith to sing / Wi' Burns and Tannahill.'
Burns, Old Scotland's Son of Song
This ballad begins: 'Burns, Old Scotland's Son of Song, / Thine was the grand, the magic lyre, / That filled the homes of Caledon, / With strains all nations do admire.'
This ballad begins: 'Ques. WHy must our Councellors be fools? / Ans. 'Cause then they're fittest to be tools. / Q. And what supplies their want of sense? / A. Their want of bread and Conscience.' The broadside carries no date or place of publication.
Butcher's Greasy Van
Verse 1: 'In Glasgow's famous streets, / Some little boys began, / To amouse themselves, as all kids would, / With the butcher's greasy van. / "It shall not be," the butcher cries; / I'll chap each little rascal's head," / He cried with indignation; / The butcher he ran down the street, / The bobby there he chanced to meet, / And he charged him to the station.' The ballad was to be sung to the air 'The Battle of Stirling Bridge'. It was published by the Poet's Box, Overgate, Dundee, priced one penny.
Buudle [Bundle] an' Go
Verse 1 begins: 'Clyde's bonny hills whar the heather was blooming / An' laddies and lassies lang lo' a' the day'. This sheet is numbered 35 in the publisher's sequence. There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
Caledonain Laddie and Sich a Getting Up Stairs
'The Caledonian Laddie' begins: 'Blythe Sandy is a bonny boy, And always is a wooing, O, / He is e'er so bold and kind, / Although he is a wooing, O!' 'Sich a Getting Up Stairs' begins: 'At Kentuck last night a party met, / Dey say dem going to hab a treat'. The sheet was published by J. Harkness of Church Street, Preston, and is illustrated with two woodcuts.
Call me back again
This ballad begins: 'You say good-bye the parting words were spoken / I have you now, perhaps 'tis better so. / I give you back each tender little token.' The text preceeding it reads: 'This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box, / 90 and 102 Overgate Dundee.'
Callum O' Glen
This ballad begins: 'Was ever old warrior of suff'ring so weary? / Was ever the wild beast so bayed in his den. / The Southern bloodhound lie in kennel so near me, / That death would be welcome to Callum O' Glen.' The song was published at 190 and 192 Overgate, Dundee, probably by the Poet's Box, and priced one penny.
This ballad begins: 'The Russians are coming, oh, dear! oh, dear! / Well, let them come on, we have nothing to fear; / The war now declared - you can now volunteer - / There's nought like the Militia, that is very clear...' It was to be sung to the old Scottish air 'The Campbells are Coming', was published on 13th January 1855, by the Poet's Box, Glasgow, and was priced at one penny.
Verse 1: 'As I was walking to take the air, / To see the ships all sailing O, / The sailors all invited me on board, / And the captain likewise to his cabin O.' There are no publication details given on this broadside.
Captain Gordon's Welcome Home: a New Song in Praise of his taking the French Privateers
Verse 1: 'Now Brave Captain Gordon's come, / And brought more Prizes with him home / Let's Drink a Cup full to the brim, / In Health to Captain Gordon, / Because where ever he appears, / He clears Our Coasts of Privateers, / Makes Merchant Ships Trade without fears / Through out the Northern Ocean.' The ballad was to be sung 'To an Excellent New Tune, Hark I hear the Cannons Roar'.
Carroline of Edinborough Town
The first verse reads: 'Come all young men and maidens atend unto my ryme, / Tis of a lovely female was scarcely in her prime, / Her cheeks they were like a rose admired all around, / She was call'd young Carroline of Edinborough Town'. It was advertised as 'A much admired song' and includes a woodcut illustration of a haughty young woman being pursued by a man pulling a cart. The broadside was published by P. Brereton [?] of Dublin, and probably sold for one penny.
Carse o' Gowrie' Dairy
This ballad begins: 'The sky wis blue, and the wind blew high; / And the sun wis shining fairly, / When the Duke O' Argyle, he put on his Sunday til / And cam doon tae the Carse O' Gowrie Dairy'. The Carse of Gowrie is in Perthshire. The sheet was published by the Poet's Box of Dundee.
This ballad begins: 'My mouth I'll open for the dumb, / My plea is for the meek'. The lyrics were, allegedly, penned 'by a Carter'.
Castle O' Montgomery
Verse 1: 'Ye banks, and braes, and streams around / The Castle o' Montgomery, / Green be your woods, and fair your flowers, / Your waters never drumlie! / There simmer first unfauld her robes, / And there they langest tarry; / For there I took the last fareweel / O' my sweet Highland Mary.' This broadside was published by J. Scott of Pittenweem in Fife, and sold by J. Wood of 49 North Richmond Street in Edinburgh.
This ballad begins: 'Come listen to me while I sing, / Of misery I've had my share; / Till fortune took me under her wing, / And my troubles all vanished like air.' A note below the title states that this ballad should be sung to the air, 'The Night before Larry was Stretch'd', and that 'Copies of this humorous song can only be had at the Poet's Box'. This sheet was published on Saturday 28th August, 1858.
Charlie Grey's Come Again
Verse 1: 'Charlie Grey's come again, / Charlie Grey's come again; / Tell the news through brough an' glen, / Charlie Grey's come again!' The broadside does not carry the name of its publisher, nor the place or date of publication. It is decorated with a woodcut of a thistle.
Charlie Mash or Those Girls at the School
This ballad begins: 'My name's Chrlie Mash, and I've just come from school, / With the heartache, the blues, and the tears in my eye; / I've had a good hiding' they have called me a spoon, / If I wasn't afraid, for two pins I would die . . . ' Below the title, it is recorded that 'THIS POPULAR SONG CAN BE HAD POET'S BOX, Overgate, Dundee'.
Charlie Stuart and his Tartan Plaidy' and 'The Inniskillen Dragoon
The first ballad begins: 'When Charlie first came frae the North, / With the manly looks of a Highland laddie'.