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Wonderful Grey Horse
Verse 1: 'My horse he is white, although at first he was bay, / He took great delight in travelling by night and by day; / His travels were great, if I could the half of them tell, / He was rode in the garden by Adam the day that he fell.' The broadside carries no publication details.
This ballad begins: 'To the Worshipful, Cordners of the West-Port, / A humble PETITION is entered in Court, / For Apprentice Booys, who would fain take a Drink, / Be blyth like their Masters, but want ready clink.' This sheet was published on 8th May, probably in 1725, the original part of the sheet is missing. There is no publisher given for this piece though.
Wreck of the "Berlin" or The Fatal Hook of Holland
Verse 1 begins: 'Dark is the night, a hurricane blows, / And the waves like mountains loom, / As bravely the stately "Berlin" goes'. This ballad should be sung to the air, 'The Miner's Dream of Home'. It was published by the 'Poet's Box' of 181 Overgate, Dundee. It would have cost a penny to buy or a penny-and-half by post.
Ye Mariners of England
This ballad begins: 'Ye mariners of England! / Who guard our native seas / Whose flag had braved, a thousand years, / The battle and the breeze!' The sheet was published by J. Bowie, printer, of 49 Causeyside, Paisley. A woodblock showing a sailing ship has been used twice to decorate the top of the page.
Ye needna be Courtin' at Me, Auld Man
Verse 1: 'Oh, ye needna be courtin' at me, auld man, / Ye needna be courtin' at me; / Ye're threescore and three, and ye're blin' o' an e'e / Sae ye needna be courtin' at me, auld man, / Ye needna be courtin' at me.'
Year that's awa
This ballad begins: 'Here's to the year that awa, / We will drink it in strong and in sma' / An' here's to ilk bonnie lassie we lo'e'.
Ye'll Find I've Seen My Granny
Verse 1: 'I'm what they ca' a Johnny Raw, / Just now come frae the country, / I ken but little or nought ava / Compared wi Glasgow gentry. / Although I'm but a country loon, / And no sae lang cam to the toon, / Yet I'm no sae easy taken doun.' 'Ava' means 'at all' and 'loon' means 'man' or 'boy'.
Young damosels complain[t]
This ballad begins: 'The Carle came hirpling ov'r a tree / With many fair fleetching good days and good deens to me.' The text preceeding the ballad reads: 'For being slighted by a Youngman in a Palmers Weed. / To the Tune of the, Gaberluingie Man'.
Young Emigrant's Farewell
This ballad begins: 'Will you gang awa' wi' me bonny lassie O, / Across th' Atlantic sea bonny lassie O'. It was published by McIntosh of 96 King Street, Calton, which is in Glasgow. The sheet is illustrated with a faded woodcut depicting a soldier in Highland military dress.
Young Jamie o' the Forty-and-Two
Verse 1: 'One evening as I walk'd by Clyde's banks so gay ; / It was for recreation that way I did stray ; / A fair maid I heard singing her own mournful lay / Saying, the lad I lo'e dearly's gane noo far away.' No publication details have been given here, although it is possible these were on the other half of the sheet, which seems to have been torn off.
Young Laird and Edinburgh Katy and Bessy Bell and Mary Gray
The first ballad begins: 'NOW wat ye wha I met the Streen', coming down the Street my Jo? / My Mistress in her Tartan Skreen / sow Bonny braw and sweet my Jo.'