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Star of Glengary
Verse 1: 'The red moon is up on the moss-covered mountain; / The hour is at hand when I promised to rove, / With the turf-cutter's daughter by Logan's bright water, / And tell her how faithful her Donald can love.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.
Storm on the Paisley Canal
Verse 1: 'Pray look on this victim of Cupid, / Tae my tale of woe give an ear, / As sure as death I'm knocked quite stupid, / I'll gang wrang in the head tae, I fear, / An it's a' through a lass that I gaed wi' / Ay, Mary M'Phail was her name; / My affections she has cruelly played wi', / And left me like a wandered wean.' This ballad was to be sung to an original tune, and was published by the Poet's Box in Dundee.
Storm on the Paisley Canal
This ballad begins: 'Pray look on this victim of Cupid, / Tae my tale of woe give an ear, / As sure as death I'm knocked quite stupid, / I'll gang wrang in the head tae, I fear'. It could be purchased from the Poet's Box of the Overgate, Dundee, and was priced at one penny.
Sweet Annie o' the Winding Dee
Verse 1, to be sung to an original tune: ' Wild flowers may deck the verdant vale, / And perfume sweet the balmy gale, / They ne'er can be compar'd to thee, / Dear Annie o' the winding Dee . . .' It is not clear why the text after 'Poet's Box' has been scratched out, perhaps it was an address which had changed.
Sweet Jenny; or, Where Can She Be
This ballad begins: 'I come from Laaf-and-daaf and half-and-half, / Across the Welsh mountains, / Where the leeks and the violets / And the nanny-goats do dwell - / I come here in search / Of a lovely young damsel, / And where she has gone to / I'm sure I can't tell.' It was to be sung to an 'Original' tune and was priced at one penny. The broadside was published on Saturday, 7th October 1865 by the Poet's Box in Glasgow.
Verse 1: 'Long ago an angel I knew, if ever a one was seen, / She was a bonny sweet child of eight, and I was just eighteen: / And every night she'd sit on my knee, her arms round my neck and say / I love you, I love you, and when I grow big, now promise to marry your May.' This broadside was published by the Poet's Box in Dundee and priced at one penny.
The King! God Bless Him, Merrily Pass, Scots, Come O'er the Border and Tell Me Love, Where Shall We Meet
The first ballad begins: 'A goblet of Burgundy, fill, fill, for me / Give those who prefer it, champagne'.
The second ballad begins: 'MERRILY pass the glass around, / We'll spend a night of glee'.
The third ballad begins: 'March! March! Ettrick and Teviotdale, / Why, the de'il, dinnar ye march forward in order?'
The fourth ballad begins: 'Say, shall we meet when the sun is glowing, / Down by the streamlet softly flowing'.
They're a' teasing me
Verse 1: 'O' wha is he I love sae well? / who has my heart an a' / O wha is he, 'tis sair to tell, / he's o'er the seas awa,. / There's Charlie, he's a sodger lad. / and Davie blythe is he; / And Willie in his tartan plaid, / they're a' a' teasing me.' The address of the publisher has been obscured on this broadside, although an advertisement for another of its publications, 'The Ball-Room Companion', has been left intact.
Thy Voice Is Near
This ballad begins: 'Thy voice is near me in my dreams, / In accents sweet and low, / Telling of happiness and love, / In days long, long ago.' A note below the title states that 'Copies of this very popular song can always be had in the Poet's Box', and that the ballad should be sung to an original tune. The sheet was printed on the Saturday morning of November 27th, 1869, and cost one penny.
True Love Murdered
This ballad begins: 'TRUE LOVE MURDERED OR A NEW DIALOGUE BETWEEN A Young GENTLEMAN and a MAID of lower Degree / To the Tune of "Fortune my Foe". / There was a worthy young Squayer / Whom a fair Damsel did love.'
True Secrets of Love
This broadside word puzzle begins: 'In these few lines I've laid a plot, / In half an hour you'll read them not - / To read them right, as they should be, / Come - lay a wager - try and see.' Although no publication date is included, the sheet was published by Menzies of Edinburgh.
True way of the bonny bruiked lassie
This ballad, to its own proper tune, begins: 'Down by a Meadow green, / I chanc'd to meet my Dear, / She appeared like a Queen / Fill'd me with Joy and Fear'.
True-Lover's Farewell to Ireland!
Verse 1 begins: 'Twas of a summer's evening, as I went out to walk, / I heard two charming lovers, together they did talk.' This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. A woodcut illustration of a square-rigged ship has been included to increase the perceived value of the sheet.
Two young men who court women in order to get cakes and puddings
The story's title reads: 'This is a particular Account, founded on fact, of two young rovin' youths, who courted Lasses for cake an' puddin'.' Under the title, there is an introductory verse which reads: 'You do now see, as well as I / These twa young wanton sluts ;/ Who've taken in these hungry fellows, / To fill their empty guts.' Although the date of publication is not included, a note at the foot of the sheet states that it was 'Published by W. SMITH, No. 3, Bristo Port', which is an Edinburgh address.
This ballad begins: 'In the city of Exeter there lived a Squire, / And he had a daughter most beautiful and fair, / And she lov'd a shepherd below her degree, / Which caused her ruin and sad misery.' It was published by James Lindsay of Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
Verse 1: 'O cease ye a while ye winds to blow, / O cease ye murmuring streams to flow! / Be still! Be hush'd every rude noise! / I think I hear my true Love's voice.' The broadside was published by McIntosh of 96 King Street, Calton, Glasgow. It is illustrated with a woodcut of a Scottish soldier.
Where is my Nancy?
Verse 1: 'A charming young creature named Nancy Barr, / Nancy Barr, lived with her ma; / Of fair ones, oh! she was the fairest by far, / A charmer bewitching and smart. / No dicky-bird singing up in the sky, / In the sky. Was more happy than I, / But to happiness now I have said "goodbye," / For to pieces she's broken my heart!' This song was to be sung to an 'Original' tune, and was published on Saturday, 4th December 1869, by the Poet's Box in Glasgow, priced at one penny.
Whistle my Love and I'll Come Down
This ballad begins: PEGGY's a maid both kind and fair / and Peggy is dear to Johnnie, / And none in all Scot'and here or there / None is so blythe and bonny'. The broadside was published by John Pitts at the Toy Warehouse, 6 Great St Andrew Street, in the Seven Dials area of London.
Will You Love Me Then As Now?
Verse 1 begins: 'You have told me that you love me, / And your heart's thoughts seem to speak'. This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. There is a woodcut illustration at the top of the sheet which depicts the Prince of Wales' crest.
William and Herriet
This ballad begins: 'There was a rich gentleman in Glasgow did dwell, / He had a lovely daughter a sailor loved well; / Because she was handsome and loved him so true, / Her father he wanted her to bid him adieu.' A woodcut illustration of a sailing vessel has been included above the title.
Ye needna be Courtin' at Me, Auld Man
Verse 1: 'Oh, ye needna be courtin' at me, auld man, / Ye needna be courtin' at me; / Ye're threescore and three, and ye're blin' o' an e'e / Sae ye needna be courtin' at me, auld man, / Ye needna be courtin' at me.'
Young Emigrant's Farewell
This ballad begins: 'Will you gang awa' wi' me bonny lassie O, / Across th' Atlantic sea bonny lassie O'. It was published by McIntosh of 96 King Street, Calton, which is in Glasgow. The sheet is illustrated with a faded woodcut depicting a soldier in Highland military dress.
Young Jamie o' the Forty-and-Two
Verse 1: 'One evening as I walk'd by Clyde's banks so gay ; / It was for recreation that way I did stray ; / A fair maid I heard singing her own mournful lay / Saying, the lad I lo'e dearly's gane noo far away.' No publication details have been given here, although it is possible these were on the other half of the sheet, which seems to have been torn off.