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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'.
Chickens In The Garden
Verse 1: 'I once did know a farmer, a good old jolly soul, / Who used to work upon the farm around his contry home / He had an only daughter and to win her I did try, / And when I asked him for her hand those words he did re' Below the title we are told that 'This popular song can alwase be had at Poet's Box 182 Overgate Dundee'.
Verse 1: 'The Coalier had a Daughter, / And she is wondrous bonny; / But if you had once brought her / To a true sense of Joy, / Although she struggle for a while / yet you'll won about her, / If once her Heart you can beguile / you'll never go without her.'
Cockabendie Loves Not Me
This ballad begins: 'What care I for Cockabendie, / Cockabendie loves not me.' The text preceeding this ballad reads: 'A NEW SONG / Much in Request. / Sung with its proper Tune.' A stylised border has been included along the top of the sheet to make it more attractive.
Come Sweet Lass and Sweet is the Lass that loves me
The first ballad begins: 'COME Sweet Lass, / it?s bonny Weather lets together / Come sweet Lass, / let's trip it on the Grass: / Every where, / poor Jockie seeks his Dear, / Unless that she appear, / he sees no Beauty there.'The text preceeding it reads: 'OR Loves invitation / To a new Tune.'
Come Under my Plaidie
This ballad begins: 'Come under my plaidie, the nicht's gaun to fa' ' / Come in frae the cauld blast, the drift and the snaw ; / Come under my plaidie, and sit down beside me, / There's room in't, dear lassie, believe me, for twa!'. To be sung to the tune of Johnnie M'Gill.
Coogate Porter, The Children's Home, Mary, Kind, Kind and Gentle is She, and The Banks of Claudy
The first ballad begins: 'I am a Coogate porter, / And I work baith hard and sair'.
The second ballad begins: 'They played in their beautiful garden, / The children of high degree'.
The third ballad begins: 'Kind, kind, and gentle is she, / Kind is my Mary'.
The fourth ballad begins: 'It was on a summer's morning all in the month of May, / Down by yon flowery garden where Betsy did stray'.
Crook & Plaid
Verse 1: 'If lassies lo'e their laddies, / They should, like me, confess't, / For every lassie has a laddie / she lo'es aboon the rest- / Who is dearer to her bosom / Whatever be his trade. / And through life I lo'e the laddie / That wears the crook and plaid.'
Curious Love Letter
Following on from the title, the report begins: 'From a young Gentleman in this neighbourhood, which was found near this place, this morning, addressed to Miss N.S-, a young lady belonging to this town, which will prove very interesting to the public in general.' Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
Curious Love Letter from a Gentleman to a Lady
This sardonic broadside begins: 'MADAM, / The great love and tenderness I have hitherto expressed for you is false. And now I feel that my indifference towards you increases proportionately every day.' The letter was written by W. Geoff to Miss M. Wi[llia]ms. There are no further details attached to the sheet.
This sheet begins: 'A copy of a Love Letter from a Dandy Clerk, in this city, to a well-known Mauntamaker, wherein he depones by his beben tuckers, (which he declares to be of the finest cambric) that he loves her above all the Rules of Arithmetic.' The letter is signed 'John Slink' and the sheet carries a woodcut illustration of an idyllic landscape.
Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
Verse 1 begins: 'When first in Glasgow I arrived, the truth I will unfold, / I had a pocketbook with me, well filled with notes and gold'. There is a woodcut of a black woman, holding a basket standing in front of a palm tree.
Dark-hair'd Girl and The Moon
'The Dark-hair'd Girl' begins: 'Oh, my dark-hair'd girl, your ringlets deck / In silken curls your graceful neck; / Your neck is like the swan, and pure as the pearl, / And diamonds are thy eyes, Oh, my dark-hair'd girl.'
Dialogue between a married man and a young woman
This broadside begins: 'A MARRIED MAN CAUGHT IN A TRAP, OR, THE LOVER'S Detected A LAUGHABLE DIALOGUE. Which took place in a Railway Carriage, between a Married Gentleman, and a Young Lady of this Town, which was overheard by a gentleman, who immediately committed the same to writing.' Included at the top of the sheet is an illustration of a young woman, and a man on bended knee.
Dialogue Between an Old Maiden & Bachelor
The introductory verse reads: 'Madam, Since I've fallen in love with you, I hope you'll 'gree to be my wife; / I'll give you all that you request, and we'll both live a happy life. / No, Sir, an old maiden I shall remain, tho' all the world should me despise - / A married life I should disdain, the truth for none I will disguise.' Although the date of publication is not included, a note at the foot of the sheet states that it was 'Published by W. SMITH, No. 3, Bristo Port', which is an Edinburgh address.
Diana Kitty Annie Maria
This ballad begins: ''Twas in the month of June, when the birds were in full tune, / I first met a charming little creature, / Hey eyes they shone as bright as the twinkling stars at night, / And a kind smile played on every feature.' A note below the title states that ' Copies of this highly popular song can only be had in the Poet's Box', and that the sheet cost one penny. A further note mentions that the ballad should be sung to an original tune.
This report begins: 'A true account of a young Lady, a Gentleman's Daughter, who Hanged herself in her own bedroom at Dundee, on Monday last, 28th July, 1823, for the love she bore to a Captain in the Navy who deserted her, with a beautiful and affecting letter which she wrote to him the night before she did the deed.' The broadside was originally published by A. Jones of Dundee, and reprinted in Edinburgh.
Donald and his Mither
Verse 1: 'Come my lass and be nae blate, / And I will be your guard for ever, / And I will dwat you air and late, / And you'll sit beside young Donald's mither.' Chorus: 'Come awa' wi' me, lassie, / Come awa' wi' me lassie, / I'll row ye in my tartan plaid. / My lowland bride - my bonnie lassie.'
Donald o' Dundee
This ballad begins: 'Young Donald is the blythest lad, / That e'er made love to me ; / Whene're he's by my heart is glad, / He seems so gay and free'. The sheet was published by the Poet's Box, who operated out of 182 Overgate, Dundee.
Donald of Dundee
Verse 1 begins: 'YOUNG Donald is the blithest lad / That e'er made love to me'. It was published by Pitts of 6 Great St Andrew Street, London. Above the title a crude woodcut of a well-dressed lady holding a long curly wig has been included.
Donald's Farewell to Lochaber
Verse 1: 'Farewell to Lochaber, and farewell my Jean, / Where heartsome with thee I hae monie days been; / For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, / We'll maybe return to Lochaber no more.' Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
Donald's Return to Glencoe
This ballad begins: 'As I was walking one evening of late, / When Flora's gay mantle the fields decorate, / I carelessly wandered where I did not know, / On the banks of a fountain that lies in Glencoe.' Two woodcut illustrations decorate this sheet, one of a man and a woman in a rural setting and the other of a young woman on her own.
Donald's Return To Glencoe and 'Scotland Yet
The first ballad begins: 'As I was walking one evening of late, / When Flora's green mantle the field decorate, / I carelessly wandered, where I did not know, / On the banks of a fountain that lies in Glencoe.' This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow.
Verse 1 begins: 'One Paddy Doyle lived near Killearney, / He courted a maid called Biddy Toole'.
Dreadful Warning To Parents
This report begins: 'We find that the solemn vows and promises are of so great weight, and strictly binding by the severe notice God has taken of those that have violated them, in punishing the dishonour done to his name, by various and fearful judgements ; and the dismal death this young woman died in consequence of breaking her solemn vow to the man who adored her, furnishes another striking example of the heinousness of the crime.' Printed for James Taylor, Edinburgh.
Dreadful Warning! To All Lovers
This report begins: 'An Affecting Account of a young woman, a servant girl in Kirkcaldy, who put an end to her life, for the sake of a young man there, who had cruelly deceived her with a promise of Marriage; together with a Copy of an interesting LETTER she wrote to him a few minutes before she did the deed.'
Drink and be Merry; or, The Bold 42!
Verse 1 and chrous: 'There was a puir lassie I pity her lot, / Her lad went and listed to wear the red coat, / To wear the red coat he has gaen faur awa', / Oh, my love's gone and listed in the bold forty-twa. / Let us drink and be merry / All sorrows refrain, / For we may and may never / All meet here again.' The broadside was published by The Poet's Box, 224 Overgate, Dundee, which advertises at the top of the sheet, 'NEW SONGS OUT EVERY WEEK', and at the bottom, 'Songs sent to any part of the country on receipt of postage stamps'.
Excellent New Song
This ballad begins: 'ONE Morning as I walk'd / In the gay Time of the Year / When Sporting Nymphs do Frisk about / To drink the Water clear.' The text preceeding it reads: 'An / Excellent New Song lately composed / INTITULED / The New way of Pittcathly Well. / Or, The Gentlemans Love to his Mistress. / To the Tune of, Pollwarth on the Green.'
This report of a duel begins: 'Just published, an Account of that Melancholy and Fatal DUEL, that took place between the Right Honourable the Earl of Eglinton and Captain Gorbon, concerning a Lady of high respectibility, when dreadful to relate his Lordship was shot though the heart.' The story was sourced from the 'Greenock Intelligencer'. The broadside also contains an account of a 'Libel for Sedition'. It was published by Ale(xa)nder Dunbar of Edinburgh, and is not dated.
This crime report begins: 'Or an account of that Cruel and Inhuman Murder which was committed on the body of MARY JOHNSTON, a young Servant Girl, near Blackburn, on Friday last July 4th, 1823, by JOHN WATSON, Cotton-spinner, in the same place, who pretended to be Sweetheart. Also, a copy of the Letter sent by him in order to decoy her to the place where he committed the horrid deed, with this young woman's answer.' This sheet was printed for John Thom of Edinburgh and sold for the price of a penny a sheet.