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This political notice begins: 'The public are informed that a telegram was received this morning, at three o'clock in the afternoon, by a friend of the / YOUNG MAN / who has been missing from the neighbourhood of the High Street'. The sheet was published by L. MacArtney of the Poet's Box, 184 Overgate, Dundee.

Genealogy of the Clan MacGregor
This ballad begins: 'Before Apollo had a lute / More than a hundred year, / Macgregor played on his own pipes / His Highland clan to cheer.' A note below the title states that 'This Popular Reading can always be had at the Poet's Box'. Unfortunately, it is not specified which particular Poet's Box in Scotland published this sheet and also no date of publication has been included. The list of other songs that are available for purchase from the Poet's Box makes for interesting reading, and reveals much about the type of content that was often included in broadsides.

Golden Glove
Verse 1 begins: 'A wealthy young squire in Tamworth we hear, / He courted a noblemans daughter so fair'. This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. A rather crude woodcut illustration of a bird, possibly a phoenix, has been included above the title.

Grand Smoking Concert
This broadside begins: 'A GRAND SMOKING CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN Janefield Cemetry, On Sunday=Monday Evening, Suctober Forty-Tooth. Dugald M'Google, B.A., M.U.D in the Chair.' It was published by L. Macartney at the Poet's Box, Dundee.

Grubstreet nae Satyre : In Answer to Bagpipes no Musick
Below the title we are told that this broadside is 'An EPISTLE to the Umquhile John Cowper late Kirk-Treasurer's man of Edinburgh ; now his Ghaist studying Poetry at Oxford, for the Benefit of Ethert Curl'. The first line of the ballad reads, 'DEAR John, what ails ye now? ly still'.

Habbie Simpson and his wife
This story begins: 'Or, A New Way of Raising the Wind. / This story with many others was first introduced and made popular by the late James Livingstone, the best comic Singer and Scotch Story-Teller.' This sheet was published by James Kay of Glasgow. The sheet is one of a series as indicated by the number in the bottom right corner, although this sheet could have been purchased for a penny.

Half-Past Ten
Verse 1 begins: 'I mind when I courted my ain wifie Jean / Tho' often I gaed, she seldom was seen'. It was published by Robert MacIntosh of 203 Gallowgate, Glasgow. There is no date attached.

Half-Past Ten
This ballad begins: 'mind when I conrted my ain wifie Jean / Though often I gaed, she little was seen, / For her faither-the elder- like a' godly men, / Aye steekit his door about half-past ten.' There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.

Horse Chestnut and a Chestnut Horse
This ballad begins: 'An Eton stripling, training for the law, / A dunce at syntax - but a dab at taw, / One happy Chirtmas laid upion the shelf, / His cap and gown and store of learned pelf'. 'Taw' is a game of marbles and 'pelf' means 'riches' or 'booty'. The publisher of the broadside was the Poet's Box, but the town of publication has been obscured. The sheet was published on Saturday, 28th January 1871, and was priced at one penny.

Humours of the Age
This comic broadside begins: 'Chuse where and what you will, here are some things new to suit and to please Old and Young, Deaf and Dumb, Mad, Lame and Lazy, Young Men who walk in their Sleep, Old Maids who have no Teeth, and Dairy Maids, Cheats and Dandies, containing the Humours of the Age, being Whimsical, witty and Diverting!' A note at the foot of the page reads: 'EDINBURGH:- Reprinted by Menzies, Lawnmarket', which suggests that this broadside was originally published in another city or town.

Husband's Commandments
This satirical broadside begins: '1. I am thy husband; thou shalt have no other husband but me, whom thou didst vow to love, honour and obey; for I saved thee from old-maidenism, and rescued thee from the terror of single blessedness.' A note at the foot of the sheet states that it was published, or supplied, by 'L. Macartney, The Poet's Box, 184 Overgate, Dundee'.

I Wish My Grannie Saw Ye
This light-hearted broadside begins: 'I'm Johnny Raw, a civil chiel', / I was reared up in the kintra, / Nae doubt ye winna ken me weel, / I'm a' the way frae Fintry. / Altho' I'm boosey, yet I'm fly, / Among the lasses I'm a pry, / And after me they a' do cry, / I wish my grannie saw ye.' This sheet was priced at one penny and could be purchased from the Poet's Box. Although the address has been scored out, probably as a result of a change of premises, it did read 80 London Street, Glasgow.

Imagined execution of some Whig Party members in Edinburgh's Grassmarket
This political broadside begins: 'The last Speech, Confession, and crying Supplication of Sir TURNABOUT TOPBOOTS, and the rest of that Whig Gang who were exhibited this day, on a Scaffold which had been erected for them in the Grassmarket of Edinburgh.' The sheet was published in Edinburgh on the 21st of November, 1834.

Important Strike of the Maid Servants of Edinburgh
This satirical notice begins: 'We understand that it is contemplated by "The Maid Servants Union Society" of this city, to make a "strike" at the ensuing term, with a view of obtaining higher wages'. This sheet was published by Sanderson of Edinburgh. There are two woodcuts of ugly and menacing caricatured women servants, included above the title. Along the top of the sheet, someone has hand-written '9th March 1840'

Jack and the Bear-skin
This ballad begins: 'A sailor and his lass / Sat o'er their parting glass, / For the tar had volunteered to go to sea, / At the sailing signal flying, / The lovely lass was sighing, / And said:- "I fear you never will come back to me.' The text preceeding it reads: 'A song for the fleet called Jack and the Bear-skin / AIR - "The deeds of Napoleon".'

Jemmie Forrest
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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'.

John Tamson's Cart
This ballad begins: 'Auld Jack Tamson rade hame frae the fair, / Late, late on o cauld winter night O! / He had toomed his three coggies, am mebbe ane mair, / Nae ferlie, his head it was light O! Below the title we are told that 'This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box, 224 OVERGATE, DUNDEE', and at the foot of the sheet a mail order service for other publications is advertised. 'Toomed' means 'emptied', 'coggies' is a 'cog of beer' and 'ferlie' means 'wonder'.

Jolly School of Boys
This ballad begins: 'I am the member of a school / Where the master is a fool, / And all the pupil teachers are the same, / And for kicking up a noise, / They have called us the jolly boys'. It was published and distributed by the Poet's Box, and probably sold for one penny.

Lady's Answer to the Sev'ral Little Satyres on the Hoop'd Petticoats
This poem begins: 'Provok'd at length by such inhumane Spite, / Such sordid Stuff, we're now compell'd to write; / And who'd contain, when some so void of Sense, / Attempt to ridicule that sacred Fence'.

Lady's Answer, to the Sev'ral little Satyres on the Hoop'd Petticoats
This ballad begins: 'Provock'd at length by such unhumane Spite, / Such sordid Stuff, we're now compelled to write; / And who'd complain, when some so void of Sence, / Attempt to ridicule that sacred Fence . . . '

Lamentation of the Butchers Wives in Musleburgh for Weighting of the Flesh
This lamentation begins: 'SOme Boutcher's Wives got in a fine Soup. / Wi turning of the Chapen Stoup, / Clashing wi Drunken Bessie Shaw, / The fouest Coarse among thnm a'. The sheet is undated and there are no publication details given.

Lamentation on the Loss of the Whittle
This ballad begins: 'My whittle's lost! yet I dinna ken; / Lat's ripe - lat's ripe my pouch again / Na! I ha'e turn'd ower a that's in'd, / But ne'er a whittle can I find'. 'Whittle' is a Scots word for a sharp knife, and 'ripe' is Scots for 'search'. There are no publication details given on this broadside.

Lasses of Kinghorn
Verse 1: 'All Gentlemen and Cavaliers / That doth delight in sport, / Come here and listen to my song, / for it shall be but short: / And I'le tell you as brave a Jest, / as ever you did hear: / The Lasses of Kinghorn Town / put our Officers in fear.' The ballad was to be sung to the tune of 'Clavers and his Highland Men'.

Last speech of the 'Cross of Edinburgh'
This broadside begins: 'The Last Speech and Dying Words, OF THE CROSS of EDINBURGH Which was hang'd drawn and quarter'd, on Monday the 15th March, 1756, for the horrid Crime of being an Incumbrance to the Street.' The last speech begins: 'You sons of Scotia, mourn and weep, / Express your grief with sorrow deep'.

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