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Answer to Ladies Crinolines
Verse 1 begins: 'Come all you young ladies and listen awhile, / I'll sing you a song that will cause you to smile'. There are no details attached to this publication, although 'answers' were usually published in reply to a letter or text and so can often be found in pairs. The partner of this is, unfortunately, untraceable. There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
Big Kilmarnock Bonnet
Verse 1: 'Resolved that I wid leave the plough, / I said tae farmer Brown; / The money that I've worked for, / Be kind as put it down. / In Glesca' town at half-past three, / This very day I mean tae be; / I've been ower lang a gawkie in the country.' The ballad was published by the Poet's Box, 224 Overgate, Dundee. The reference to a railway line into Glasgow dates this ballad to 1831 at the earliest.
Come Under my Plaidie
This ballad begins: 'Come under my plaidie, the nicht's gaun to fa' ' / Come in frae the cauld blast, the drift and the snaw ; / Come under my plaidie, and sit down beside me, / There's room in't, dear lassie, believe me, for twa!'. To be sung to the tune of Johnnie M'Gill.
Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
Verse 1 begins: 'When first in Glasgow I arrived, the truth I will unfold, / I had a pocketbook with me, well filled with notes and gold'. There is a woodcut of a black woman, holding a basket standing in front of a palm tree.
Fy on the Wars that hurri'd Willie from me
This ballad begins: 'Fy on the Wars that hurri'd Willie from me, / Who to love me just had Sworn, / They made him Captive sure to undo me; / Wo's me he will ne're return. / A Thousand Lowns abroad will fight him; / He from Thousands ne'er will run.' The text preceeding it reads: 'An excellent New Song, Much in request'.
John of Landwart's Dream upon the High-Cock-Upps; or, his Sentments of the Vain Apparel of the Female Sex
This ballad begins: TO Edinburgh Town where he did come once, / At first blink he espyed some ones, / Who high upon their snout did wear things, / And at their Luges he saw Gould Ear rings? / At which the man was so amazed, / He in their faces stair'd and gazed? It was to be be sung 'To its own proper Tune'.
Judge Not a Man by His Clothing
Verse 1: 'Judge not a man by the cost of his clothing, / Unheeding the life-path he may pursue; / Or oft you'll admire a heart that needs loathing, / And fail to give honour where honour is due. / The palm may be hard, and fingers stiff jointed, / The coat may be tatter'd, the cheek worn with tears, / But greater than kings are labour's anointed, / And you can't judge a man by the coat that he wears.'
Lady's Answer to the Sev'ral Little Satyres on the Hoop'd Petticoats
This poem begins: 'Provok'd at length by such inhumane Spite, / Such sordid Stuff, we're now compell'd to write; / And who'd contain, when some so void of Sense, / Attempt to ridicule that sacred Fence'.
Lady's Answer, to the Sev'ral little Satyres on the Hoop'd Petticoats
This ballad begins: 'Provock'd at length by such unhumane Spite, / Such sordid Stuff, we're now compelled to write; / And who'd complain, when some so void of Sence, / Attempt to ridicule that sacred Fence . . . '
This ballad begins: 'A lass lived down by yon burn-braes, / And she was weel provided wi' claes'. At the top of the sheet it mentions that the song was first printed in Chambers's Journal, No. 175, and was written by an old spinster 'as a kind of burlesque of her own habits and history'. The tune is similar to 'The Laird of Cockpen'.
The introductory text to this ballad reads: 'Given in Chambers's Journal, No. 175, where it is said to have been written by an old unmarried lady as a kind of burlesque of her own habits and history. It is sung to an air resembling that of "the Laird of Cockpen".' The ballad's first line runs: 'A lass lived down by yon burn-braes'. No publisher or date of publication have been given.
Life and Strange Adventures of Maragaret M'Donald the Female foot Boy
This report begins: 'Margaret M'Donald, the subject of the following narrative, was born in 1842, of poor, but respectable parents in this town. When she left she was but 13 years of age, her parents died and left her & an older brother, totally unprovided for. Her brother though 5 years older was but an apprentice tailor, and his scanty wages went but a short way in supporting them'.
My Father's Old Coat
This ballad begins: 'There's puir wee Johnny Clark, / That Sells the News and Star, / He whistles and he sings, / And he paddles through the glaur'. 'Glaur' is a Scots word used to describe muddy, slippery, and especially icy conditions. The song was published by the Poet's Box of Dundee.
New Proclamation Concerning Farthingles, or Old Mr Fashoner Shiting Hopt-piticoats
Following on from the title there is a paragraph in which the 'ladies' express their gratitude to fashion, personified as Mr Fashoner (Fashioner). They say '. . . we cannot but acknowledge your kindness . . . These Hopt Petticoats is a very fine invention . . . They are very Airy and ads to our shaps.' Mr Fashioner replies that he can scarce 'shite them out', meaning he can hardly make enough of them. The first line of the poem underneath runs, 'All the inventions that ever was known'. Above the poem is a woodcut print representing the devil producing hooped petticoats.
Verse 1: 'Good people now just pray attend for awhile, / And I'll sing you a song that will cause you to smile, / Some curious facts to you I will tell, / But I can?t tell you yet that Sebastopol fell.' The author of the ballad is named on the sheet as George Billinge. The broadside was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. It is not dated, but was probably published either between 1852 and 1859, or between 1891 and 1894, when Lindsay is known to have had premises at 9 King Street
Suitable attire for Edinburgh citizens to wear when meeting royalty
This public notice begins: 'THE LORD PROVOST and MAGISTRATES, aware of the Anxiety of their Fellow -Citizens to make preparations as Time will permit'. This sheet was issued by the Council-Chambers on the 26th July 1822.