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Broadside ballad entitled 'Duncan Campbell'
My name is Duncan Campbell, from the shire of
I have travelled this country for many a long mile ;
One night in Auld Reekie, as I walked down the
A saucy policeman I chanced to meet;
He glowered in my face and gave me some jaw,
Saying, " When came you over from Erin-go-Bragh ?"
I am not a Paddy, though Ireland I've seen
I know you are a Pat by the cut of your hair,
But you all turn Scotchmen as soon as you come
You have left your own country for breaking the law.
Well though I were a Paddy, and I knew it to be
Or were I the devil, pray what's that to you ?
If it was not for that baton you hold in your paw,
I would show you a game played in Erin-go-Bragh.
Then a switch of black thorn I held in my fist,
The people came round me like a flock of wild geese,
And for one friend I had, I am sure he had twa,
But I came to a wee boatie that sails on the Forth,
Come all ye brave fellows that hear of this song,
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(57b)