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Broadside ballad entitled 'Fitba Wull'
Sung with success by JAMES EWEN.
Copies of this popular Song can always be at the Poet's Box
182 OVERGATE, DUNDEE.
I am, ye see, a weaver, freens,
Jist cam' f'rae Vinegar Hill,
Tae sing aboot a son o' mine's
An' went to Sunday Schule,
An' dis jist what he will.
a' the messages for his mither, an' stey in at nicht an' hand the waen;
but noo he maun ha'e his bellmouthed strides, his wee bit coat, an'
ane o' the keelie bonnets wi' the long skips?the rale fecht-if-you-can
A change has come ower Wully,
He dribbles roun' table,
He's jined the Causey Dribbler's Club,
That plays on Glesca Green,
The Elin' Asylum Team.
MacLeod's Wax Figuers tae,
Aboot his ain Club's plays.
Noo, when a frindly game begins,
Wull's Club aye tak's the prize
Or swarin' lots o' lies.
The nicht's passed in a pub ;
But if they lose, they get a gang
Tae slug the ither club.
Spoken?It's a fact if ye beats Wull's club at Fitba' ye have tae
tae box -ye'll need it-an' if ever ye play against Wull's club, fetch
a stracher an' twa or three pair o' stults alang wi' ye. an say yer pray.
ers before ye begin,for min,'I tell you
A change has come, &c.
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(29a)