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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Daring Slack Wire'


The Daring Slack Wire,


Copies of this very popular song can always be had
in the Poet's Box,80 London Street, Glasgow.


Good evening, my friends, I'll have you to know
I went to a circus a short time ago ;
When in my box, gazing all about,
Some fellow by my side like a bear shouted out?
        Look where she goes,
        My own Sophia,
        Swinging, by Jove,
        On the daring slack wire.

Turn him out, turn him out, turn him out if you please,
When two tall policemen poor Jerry did seize ;
They hug him, they tug him, they pull him about,
But still from his box he continues to shout?
        Look where she goes,
        My own Sophia,
        Swinging, by Jove,
        On the daring slack wire.

Now, the shouting and bawling of poor Jeremiah
Caused Sophia to start as sue stood on the wire ;
Her little feet slipped, and as downward she fell,
These were the words that poor Jerry did yell?
        Look where she falls,
        My own Sophia,
        Falling, by Jove,
        From off the slack wire.

Sophia broke her fall, and as she was decending,
Showers of bouquets at her tent folks were sending ;
They kicked out Jeremiah, so he was defeated,
And this was the chorus the company repeated?
        Look where he goes,
        Poor Jeremiah,
        Kicked out, by Jove,
        Thro' the girl on the wire.

Songs sent to any part of the country on receipt of
postage stamps for the number required, along with on
extra stamp to ensure a free return per post. Immediate
despatch may be relied upon.


The ruined cottage                        I'll live as long as I can
Stump speech                                Jemmy Riddle
Riding in a donkey car                        Johnny, I hardly knew ye
Simple Simon                                Land of green ginger
German band                                My bonnie wee wifie and I
Married to a mermaid                        Auld Robin the laird
Beloved eye                                Merry old Uncle Joe
Slap bang                                Nanny that leevea next door
The throe fishers                        Rattling mare and I
It's wonderful how we do                Rothesay road
but we do                                Row upon the stairs
Poor little Jim                                Two in the morning
Bauldie, come hame                        Wearing o' the green
Boys that carry the hod                        Wee Joukeydaidles
Champagne Charlie                        Young man dressed in red
As round the ring she goes                Fire, fire, fire
Noisy swell                                Jones' musical party
Worn-out tile                                Kiss me, mother, ere I die
Nod your head                                Star of Slaine

Saturday, April 4,1874.

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Date of publication: 1874   shelfmark: RB.m.143(136)
Broadside ballad entitled 'The Daring Slack Wire'
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