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Broadside ballad entitled 'Big Kilmarnock Bonnet'
This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box,
Resolved that I wid leave the plough,
I said tae farmer Brown;
Be kind as put it down.
This very day I mean tae be ;
For wi my big Kilmarnock bonnet,
When I ran tae catch the train;
Was made by Sandy Lane.
Just ask for Katie Bain
Noo, when I arrived in Glesca', freens.
The first chap I did meet;
As show me eighteen street.
Take that, an' struck me on the lug ;
A bonnie lassie she cam' up,
Dressed in a stripped frock;
Hallo is that you Jock,
Ye're gaun tae stand a glasso' rum;
The lass I treated an' asked the place,
She said she'd let me see ;
She stops next door to me.
The lassie said, the very same !
She introduced me tae her neebour,
But if she was Kate Bane ;
Will ne'er see her again.
My bonnet besmearred wi' dirt;
But my sorrow wisna ended,
I had mair tae seek beside ;
I tumbled in the Clyde.
They stood an' watched me jumping in,
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(37b)