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Verse 1: 'When Jack had pulled the oar, and the boat was gone, / Aud the lassie on the shore with her head hanging down, / The tears stood in her eyes and her bosom heaving sighs, / Farewell, my dear, she dries, with your trousers on.' The sheet was published in January 1855, by the Glasgow Poet's Box, and sold for a penny.
This ballad begins: ''Twas a Monday night, the moon was shining bright, / The winds had been a-blowin' all the day, / We were sittin' in a ring' an Lor', how we did sing, / I reckon you'd ha' herd us 'cross the bay . . . ' Below the title, it is recorded that 'This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box Overgate Dundee'.
This elegy begins: 'Right sorry were we all to hear of James M'Mourtrie's death, / Few cleverer, worthier, gude old chaps has death deprived of breath: / well known as 'Old Mortality' through all the country side, / He kept old gravestones in repair within a district wide.' The author's initials are given as 'D.S.' The sheet carries no publication details, but handwritten annotation above the title reads 'Kirkcudbright?'.
Jamie Cockup's Lament For his Brother, Peter
This ballad begins: 'O waesucks, for Peter the "Loyal!" / What's this o't come owre him at last ; / Did ever man bide sic' a trial- / Did ever man stand sae aghast'. It was to be sung to the air, 'The Indulgent Landlord's March', and was dedicated to the Glasgow Political Union. The sheet was entitled 'Glasgow Melodies - No. 1.' and was printed by W. & W. Miller of the Trongate, Glasgow.
Verse 1: 'Far distant, far distant, lies Scotia the brave, / No tombstone memorial to hallow his grave; / His bones now scattered on the rude soil of Spain, / And young Jamie Foyers in battle was slain.' There is a woodcut depiction of a rather spruce looking soldier above the title.
Jamie Raeburn, Annie Dear, Goodbye, The Lowlands of Holland, and Over the Sea to Skye
The first ballad begins: 'My name is Jamie Raeburn, near Glasgow I was born, / My place and habitation I'm forced to leave with scorn'. The second ballad begins: 'I'm leaning o'er the gate, Annie, / 'Neath my cottage wall' The third ballad begins: 'The love that I hae chosen, I'll therewith be content, / The saut sea shall be frozen, before that I repent'. The fourth ballad begins: 'Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, / Onward, the sailors cry'.
Jamie Wilson's Mother's Dream
This ballad is prefaced by a woodcut depicting a crest and someone in a coffin, and a verse which reads: 'Poor Jamie ne'er was shrowded, / But in a Tea-chest crowded; / With Coffin ne'er connected, / But by the knife dissected.' Verse 1 reads: 'DARK, dark and drizzly was the night, / And lang lang after gloamin', / When Jamie's Mother lonely sat/ His absence sair bemoanin'.' The poem was written by A. Gowrie. The broadside was published by W. Smith of No. 3 Bristo Port, Edinburgh.
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.' The note 'Music at JAS. S. KERR'S, 314 Paisley Rd., Glasgow' is included under the title.
Verse 1: 'At a railway station, / Upon the Brighton line, / I first met my Jemima, / Why should I call her mine? / Her hair was light, her eyes were bright / Her dress a morning gown, / A trav'ling box stood by her side, / And on it Jemima Brown.' This ballad was to be sung to an 'Original' tune and was priced at one penny. It was published on Saturday, 28th October 1865 by the Poet's Box, probably in Glasgow.
Verse 1: 'Hey, Jemmie Forrest, are ye waukin' yet? / Or are your Bailies snoring yet? / If ye were waukin' I would wait, / Ye'd hae a merry, merry morning.' Half of a woodcut illustration can be seen at the top of the sheet, although the top half of it has been ripped off at some point. It would probably have depicted a coach and pair.
Verse 1 begins: 'Hey, Jemmie Forrest, are ye waukin' yet? / Or are your Baillies snoring yet?' The reader is directed to sing these lyrics to the 'Tune - Johnny Cope'. There is also a woodcut above the title which depicts a very grand coach and four.
This ballad begins: 'Hey, Jemmie Forrest, are ye waukin' yet? / Or are your Bailies snoring yet? / If ye were waukin' I would wait, / Ye'd hae a merry, merry morning.' It was to be sung to the tune of 'Johnny Cope' and includes a woodcut illustration of a carriage pulled by a team of horses.
Verse 1: 'I met four chaps yon birks amang, / Wi' hinging lugs and faces lang, / And I speered at nei'bour Bauldy Strang, / Wha are yon we see; / Quo' he, ilk cream-faced pawky chiel / Thinks himsel' cunning as the diel / And here they've come awa to steal / Jenny's Bawbee.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated. A 'bawbee' was a 'halfpenny' and a 'birk' was 'a smart youth'.
Jessie at the Railway Bar
This light-hearted broadside begins: ''Twas at the Brighton Station, / In pursuit of my vocation, / I saw a tall and handsome girl / Behind the railway bar; / I heard some call her Jessie, / Perhaps 'twas Mister Pond, the lessee, / And her diamond eyes were twinkling / Just like the evening star.' This sheet is dated Saturday the 26th April, 1884, and was priced at one penny.
Jessie o' the Dell, Irish Molly O and Begone Dull Care
The first ballad begins: 'O, the bright beaming queen o' night, / Shines in yon flow'ry vale'
The second ballad begins: 'As I went out a walking one morning in May, / I met a pretty Irish girl by chance upon the way'
The third ballad begins: 'Begone dull care, I prithee begone from me, / Begone dull care, for you and I shall never agree'. The sheet carries no publication details. It is illustrated with two woodcuts.
Jessie's Dream at Lucknow
The first verse of this ballad reads: 'FAR awa' tae bonnie Scotland / Hae my spirit taen its flight, / An' I saw my mither spinni' / In our Highland hame at nght. / I saw the kye abrowsing, / My faither at the plough, / And the grand auld hills aboon them / Wid I could see them now.' 'Ky' are 'cows'. This sheet was printed by W. Shepherd, Overgate, Dundee and priced at one penny. It was available to buy from the Poet's Box, which also had premises in the Overgate.
Verse 1: 'Oh have you seen my Mary Ann? / Was one time all the go; / But now 'tis neither pot nor pan, / 'Tis Jessifield you know.' CHORUS: 'Oh may, then, ne'er to that poor house / A son of Adam go, / For puss can't live, nor e'en a mouse / In Jessifield you know.' The broadside carries no publication details.
Jessy the Flower of Dumblain
Verse 1: 'The sun had gane down o'er the lofty Benlomond, / And left the red clouds to preside o'er the scene, / While lanely I strayed, in a calm simmer gloaming, / To muse on sweet Jessy, the flower o' Dumblain. / How sweet is the brier, wi' its saft folding blossom, / An' sweet is the birk, wi' its mantle o' green, / Yet sweeter an' fairer, an' dear to my bosom, / Is lovely young Jessy, the flower o' Dumblain.'
Jock and the Mutch
Verse 1: 'O, there ance liv'd a chap and they ca'd him Jock, / For mony a lang year he liv'd wi' his mother, / And by her it's he was adored like a king, / For he had neither sister nor brother.' Chorus: 'Right tooral looral, tooral looral, rant a rooral lay,'. In the title of the ballad 'mutch' refers to a 'cap'. This broadside was published in 1876 by the Poet's Box, 80 London Street, Glasgow and could be purchased for one penny.
This ballad begins: 'Ma name is Jock M'Whurtle, I'm a dorby tae ma trade, / But noo I've got a steadier job, I'm listed as a swade; / An' when at first I took the bob, O, I was green and raw, / But they vera sune made a man o' me in the gallant Forty Twa.' A 'dorby' is a stone-mason and a 'swade' is a 'soldier'. Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the broadside.
Jock Tamson's Tripe
Verse 1: 'Jock Tamson lived alang wi's mither, / Puir body she hadna ony ither, / An tae hear her speak o' her darling son, / Ye'd think nursing bairns was new begun.' Chorus: 'Ri tooral loo an a loo an a ladi, / Ri tiddy ta looral lay.' This broadside was priced at one penny and was published by the Poets Box, 190-192 Overgate, Dundee.
Jockie's Far Awa
Verse 1: 'Now simmer decks the fields wi' flow'rs / The woods wi' leaves so green; / And little birds around their bow'rs / In harmony convene: / The cuckoo flies from tree to tree, / Whilst saft the zepyrs blaw; / But what are a' thae joys to me, / When Jockie's far awa.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.
John and his Wife on Using Tea
This ballad begins: 'Neighbours draw near and I'll tell you a tale, / To lend your attention I'm sure you won't fail, / Concerning a couple that lived near Armagh, / Their grand conversation would make a horse laugh.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
John and Tibbie's Dispute
Verse 1: 'John Davidson and Tibbie, his wife, / Sat toastin' their taes ae nicht, / When somethin startit in the fluir, / And blinkit by their sicht.' This sheet was published by the Poet's Box of Dundee, priced one penny.
John Anderson, My Jo (a new reading)
Verse 1: 'JOHN ANDERSON, my jo John; when we were lad and lass, / I never thoct that sic a thing wid ever come to pass, - / That we wid brawl an' fecht, John, an' deave our neighbours so, / Ye'll see your error yet, I think, John Anderson my jo'.' Below the title we are told that 'Copies of this Popular Reading can always be had the POET'S BOX, Overgate, Dundee'. 'Jo' means 'dear' and 'deave' means 'to worry'.
John Armstrong's Last farewel
This ballad begins: 'IS their never a Man in all Scotland, / from the highest state to the lowest degree.' The text preceeding this ballad reads: 'Declaring how he and his Eight-scoremen fought a bloody Battell at Edinburgh. / To the Tune of, Fare thou well bonny Gilt Knock Hall.'
John Bull and the Taxes!
Verse 1: 'Here is some lines about the times; / That cannot fail to please ye, / And if it don't, it can't be help'd, / But I don't wish to tease ye; / Go where ye will, by day or night, / The town or country through, / The people cry - I wonder what / They ever mean to do.' This publisher of the broadside is identified as 'Muir', who is probably John Muir of Glasgow.
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.'
John of Landwart's Dream upon the High-Cock-Upps; or, his Sentments of the Vain Apparel of the Female Sex
This ballad begins: TO Edinburgh Town where he did come once, / At first blink he espyed some ones, / Who high upon their snout did wear things, / And at their Luges he saw Gould Ear rings? / At which the man was so amazed, / He in their faces stair'd and gazed? It was to be be sung 'To its own proper Tune'.
This ballad begins: 'As I went out one morning clear down by yon river side, / I overheard a fair maid, the tears rolling down did glide, / This is a cold and stormy night, these words I heard her say / My lover is on the ocean wide bound for America.' It was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.