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Presbytery. A satyr
This ballad begins: 'AS Alexanders hastened death did bring / Each of his Captaines to be made a King, / Even fo our Bishops did ruines preferre / Unto a Bishopricke each Presbyter . . . ' It has been dated from another copy held at the British Library.
Pretended Prince of Wales's New Exercise of the Scotch Lang Goon
This ballad begins: 'JEEN your Speun Haund to your Lang Goon. / Hod him up, Sir. / Hod him doown the Speun Seede, hod him down now. / Opin your Kittle, sir . . . ' Below the title, there is a short note, presumably addressed to the Prince of Wales, advising him 'Tak Care on your Sell, sir, noow'.
This ballad begins: 'One morning in the month of May, / It's sweetly shone the sun, / All on the banks of daisies gay, / There sits a lovely one.' There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
Pretty Little Nell
This broadside begins: 'LADY'S VERSION OF / PRETTY LITTLE NELL / THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER. / Written and Composed expressly for / Miss NELL MOONEY, / By Mr James A. Kerr, Edinburgh. / Air. PRETTY NELL.' The ballad begins: 'Now I am not a fast young lady, / Nor do I lead a fashionable life'.
Pretty Little Nell the Farmers Daughter and Down Among the Coal
The first verse of 'Pretty Little Nell' begins: 'When strolling on one summer's day down / a country lane, / just for a change of air, my boys, from town that / day I came'. The chorus begins: 'Pretty Little Nell, the farmer's daughter / I met her at the well drawing water'. Included at the top of the sheet is a woodcut illustration of a young woman with a dog.
This ballad begins: 'Twas near the banks of bonny Tweed, / And in a flowery dell, / A rustic cottage reared its head, / The traveller knew it well; / For there a little lassie dwelt, / As fair as beauty's queen - / Not one so rare, not one so fair / As pretty Rosaline.' It was to be sung to an 'Original' tune, and was published on Saturday, 23rd December 1871 by the Poet's Box in Glasgow, priced one penny.
Prince Charlie and his Tartan Pladdie, The Tinker's Wedding and The Banks of Sweet Primroses
The first ballad begins: 'When Charlie first came to the North, / With the manly looks of a Highland laddie'.The second ballad begins: 'In June, when broom and bloom was seen, / An' brackens waved fu' fresh an' green'. The third ballad begins: 'As I walked out one midsummer's morning, / To view the fields and take the air'.
Prince Charlie and his Tartan Plaidy
Verse 1: 'When Charlie first came to the North, / With the manly looks of a Highland laddie'. A detailed woodcut of a grand and large house surrounded by estate land dominates the top of this sheet. Its inclusion would have increased the value of the sheet greatly and may have helped less literate viewers feel included.
Professor Nimmo's Lament
Verse 1: 'O, fare ye well Stirling town, / And Athrie braes a while, / For I have gone and left you now, / To get a cover in Argyle.' Verse 2: 'O, when I was in Stirling town, The ladies I met there, / They were always glad to see me, aye, / And I shared of their good cheer.' This song was to be sung to the air 'Black Joke'. The broadside carries no publication details.
Proposed Burns Statue in Dundee and The Woeful Marriage
The first ballad begins: 'Come gather round me brither Scots and listen unto me, / A movement now it is afloat, an honour to Dundee'.
Verse 1: 'Up in the mornin's no for me- / Up in the mornin' early / The Bailies and I could never agree / To rise in the morning early.' This song should be sung to the tune 'Up in the mornin' early'. There is woodcut of a comfortable looking, well-dressed man supping wine in a parlour.
Queen of Otaheite
This song begins: 'At Otaheite, I've heard say, a huge fat Queen walked out; / Her head was like a mourning coach, it was so black and large, O. / Her eyes were like two coca nuts, and a black ring through her snout. / And her name was Pulka, Wulka, Poki, Koki, Coalee, Barge, O.' The sheet was printed by MacGibbon.
Queen's Visit to Scotland
Verse 1: 'The Queen is coming here they say, / To Scotland coming down; / Prince Albert will be with her too, / We shall see them soon.' A woodcut crown decorates the top of the page.
Queen's Welcome to Scotland
Verse 1 begins: 'The Queen she is coming, hurra ! hurra ! / To the land of the Thistle, hurra ! hurra !' The song was written by Andrew Park in honour of Queen Victoria's royal progress around Scotland in 1842.
Queen's Welcome to Scotland
This ballad begins: 'The queen she is coming, hurra! hurra! / To the land of the thistle, hurra! hurra! / From mountain and glen / Come ye brave Highlandmen / And welcome your Queen ane an' a', an' a''. There are no publication details available for this sheet.
Rake in Fetters, or the Marriage Mouse Trap
This humorous ballad begins: 'Of all the simple Things I know, / To rub o'er a whimsical Life, / There's ne'r a Folly half so true, / As that very bad Bargain a Wife'. It is undated. No tune is given.
Rambler from Clair
Verse 1: 'The first of my courtship that ever was known, / I straight took my way from the county Tyrone; / Where mang pretty fair maids they used me well there / They called me the stranger or Rambler from Clair.' The broadside was published by Robert McIntosh. The date and place of publication are not given, but it is likely that this was the Robert McIntosh who operated from King Street, Glasgow, in the mid-nineteenth century.
This ballad begins: 'Nansey's to the Green. Wood gane, / To hear the Lintwhite chattering / And Willie's follow'd her alane; / To gain her Love by flattering. / But all that he could do or say, / She snuft and sneered at him, / And ay when he began to Woe, She had him mind wha gat him.'
Rare New Song
This ballad begins: 'NOW, now comes on the glorious Year, / Britain's hope, and France's fear; / Lewis the War has cost so dear, / He slyly peace does tender . . . ' A note below the title states that the ballad was sung 'To the Tune of CAPING-TRADE'.
Verse 1 begins: 'In Westminster, not long ago, / There lived a rat-catcher's daughter - / She was not born in Westminster, / But on t'other side of the water. / Her father kill'd rats, and she sold sprats; / All round and over the water, / And the gentlefolks they all bought sprats / Of the pretty rat-catcher's daughter'.
Verse 1: 'God prosper long our noble king, / Our lives and safeties all, / I'll sing of murders that till now, / Did never yet befal'. The text preceding this reads: 'A NEW SONG. / Tune, - "Chevy Chase"'. There are no publication details attached.
Recitation. My Dear Old Saxhorn
The first verse begins: 'I love thee, I prize thee, and who can scorn / Or chide me for loving my dear tenor horn? / Together we've journeyed for many long years, / And the thoughts of our parting would cause bitter tears.' The name of the author has been included: 'J. Williams, Formerly of the Band XL Regt.'
Recruiting Sergeant: Or, a Poem on the Gentleman Voluntiers
This sheet begins: 'Quid non pro Patria'. The ballad itself begins: 'Fam'd Scotia's Sons once more comes to the Plain, / Nor fears the Tempests of the raging Main'.
Red, White and Blue
This ballad begins: 'Brittania the gem of the ocean, / The home of the brave and the free, / The shrine of each patriot's devotion, / This world offers homage to thee.' The sheet was published by McIntosh, of 96 King Street, Calton, which is probably Glasgow. A woodcut of a sailing ship adorns the top of the sheet.
Reformed Drunkard, An Answer to the Raggit Wean
This ballad begins: 'Wi' a sair heart I wander and think on days that's gane, / I hear the young anes singing o' the drunkard's raggit wean; / I ken' the tales ower true, when I turn my e'en on hame, / Farewell unto the drunkard's cup, from drinking I'll refrain.' It was published by Robert McIntosh of 96 King Street, Calton, Glasgow.
Return o' the Gallowgate Lad
Verse 1: 'I'm as happy as a queen, and the day gangs alang / Like an hour in the month o' May, / Said young Maggie Benson, wi'a face fu o' smiles, / For my lad's come back the day. / Aye, and mony's the lang weary nicht I've passed / Since my love bade me gudebye; / I never thocht I'd leeve to see this happy day, / For I've done nocht but cry. ' This ballad was to be sung to the tune of 'My Love Nell', and was published by the Poet's Box, Dundee.
Rime of the Ancient Harridan
Verse 1: 'It is an ancient harridan, / A provost stoppeth she; / "By thy red hair and bandy gown, / Now wherefore stoppest thou me?"' This ballad was written by Alvan Marlaw, 'Apologizing to the shade of Coleridge'. It was printed by Lowden Macartney at the Poet's Box in Overgate, Dundee, priced one penny.
Riot; or, Half a Loaf is Better than No Bread
This ballad begins: 'TOM. / COME, neighbours, no longer be patient and quiet / Come let us go kick up a bit of a riot; / I am hungry, my lads, but I've little to eat, / Sio we'll pull down the mills, and seize all the meat: / I'll give you good sport, boys, as ever you saw, / Sp a fig for the Justice, a fig for the law.' It was to be sung to the tune of 'A Cobler there was'. The broadside was published by R. Morison of Perth and is not priced or dated.
Rise Up Noble Britons, Bundle an' Go
Verse 1 begins: 'Curse on this Indian war that ere it began, / And wae to the savages that formed the plan'. There are no publication details included on this sheet.
Rise Up Noble Britons, Bundle an' Go
Verse 1: 'Curse on this Indian war that ere it began, / And wae to the savages that formed the plan; / But Britons are heroes we'll soon let them know, / That we'll seon be revenged so let's bundle and go.' The broadside carries no publication details.