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Broadside ballad entitled 'John Anderson, My Jo (a new reading)'
( A NEW READING ).
Copies of this popular Reaidng can always be had the POET'S Box,
"JOHN ANDERSON, my jo John; when we were lad an'
I never thocht that sic & thing wid ever come to pass,?
" I see guidwife, yo dinna tak' the credit tae yersel,
chairs and stools,
"An' ance my heid were hod, John, yo'll find an unco Want,
"What things can be sae scant guidwife ; just tell me that
Ye ken I 've neither coat nor sark tae grace the sabbath day;
An' where's the man that has a wife wha's purse gets roll-
She empties it an' fills the pop?that's been the gate o'"you."
"Ye needna roose an' flyte, .John, like ony norlan blast,
Yer grown a sulky loon, John, an' that fu' well I know,
"When first I was yer lass, John, yer wirds were mild an'
But here we'll let it rest, John, an' tae oor bed will go.
SONGS! SONGS!! SONGS!!!
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(15b)