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Broadside ballad entitled 'Elizabeth M'Neil Afraid of the Hangman's Fa''
Elizabeth M'Neil afraid of the
By Mr John M'Lean, Coalminer.
Sad news I have now to tell,
O waes me,
In Pathhead they ken me right well,
Some says I made him up a dose,
Auld women, come to sic an age,
The hangman is my masterpiece,
The hangman is a tricky knave,
The ladies of Edinburgh town,
Come all ye female, whate'er you be,
Probable date published:
1835 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(135b)