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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Gallant Forty-Twa'



F O R T Y - T W A,

Copies of this popular Song can always he at the Poet's Box,

It's noo I am a sodger, and they ca' me Willie Brown,
I used to be a weaver lad, and lived in Maxweltown,
But noo I am enlisted, and to Perth I going a va'
To join that gallant regiment that's cau'd the gallant


Noo, you talk aboot your First Royals, and your Scot-
tish Fusileers,

And your Aberdeen Militia, and your Dundee Volun-

Or any other regiment that's lying far awa,'

But bring to me the tartan of the gallant forty-twa.

Noo, the first day I went to drill wi' I lot o' raw recruits,
The wergent-major checked me for looing at my boots,
He tapped me on the shoulder, and says, Jock come


For I think you'll make an awfu' mess o' the gallant

Noo, when the bugle sounded for the dinner time,
I was the first man at the table, and in my hand a spoon,
The sergant came to call the roll, and the officer and all,
And they pointed out the bull of the gallant forty-twa.

Noo, when I get a furlough, to Dundee I will gang,
And   I'll show a' my comrades the way to handle a gun;
I'll tak' them in, and stand them a treat, and then I'll

start to blaw,
And they will see I'm a corporal in the gallant froty-



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A Parody on Home Sweet Home.
Oh ! Bonnie Scotland.
Home Rule Bill,
Jesse's Dream A    Lucknow,
The Song; Of The Emigrant.
The Lodger Mick M'Cue,
We're A John Thamsons Bairns
Pittiu' In The Cries, a reading,
Mill of The Maid   A Parody on
The Maid Of   the Mill.
The Cradles Empty Baby's Gone.
The miller Of Drone,

Farewell Tae Blairgowrie.
Coal Jock.      
The iron horse.

The Dooley fitba' Club
Nil Desperaudum.

The Dundee A, B, C.

The Old Brigade.

Half Past Ten.

The Shepherd's Daughter.

Back   In The spring.

This But A Little Faded Flower.

John Anderson My Jo. a reading

No! Sir, No!


The Wondrous Telephone.

Ever Of Thee.

My Heather Hlls.

M - O - N - E - Y,

The Cup Of Cold Water.

Poor Old Jeff.

The Bonnet's o' Blue.

Lamentation On The Lost whitte

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Probable period of publication: 1880-1900   shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(25a)
Broadside ballad entitled 'The Gallant Forty-Twa'
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