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Jockie's Far Awa
Verse 1: 'Now simmer decks the fields wi' flow'rs / The woods wi' leaves so green; / And little birds around their bow'rs / In harmony convene: / The cuckoo flies from tree to tree, / Whilst saft the zepyrs blaw; / But what are a' thae joys to me, / When Jockie's far awa.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.

John and his Wife on Using Tea
This ballad begins: 'Neighbours draw near and I'll tell you a tale, / To lend your attention I'm sure you won't fail, / Concerning a couple that lived near Armagh, / Their grand conversation would make a horse laugh.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.

John and Tibbie's Dispute
Verse 1: 'John Davidson and Tibbie, his wife, / Sat toastin' their taes ae nicht, / When somethin startit in the fluir, / And blinkit by their sicht.' This sheet was published by the Poet's Box of Dundee, priced one penny.

John Anderson, My Jo (a new reading)
Verse 1: 'JOHN ANDERSON, my jo John; when we were lad and lass, / I never thoct that sic a thing wid ever come to pass, - / That we wid brawl an' fecht, John, an' deave our neighbours so, / Ye'll see your error yet, I think, John Anderson my jo'.' Below the title we are told that 'Copies of this Popular Reading can always be had the POET'S BOX, Overgate, Dundee'. 'Jo' means 'dear' and 'deave' means 'to worry'.

Labouring Woman
This ballad begins: 'You married men and women give ear unto my song, / I'll tell you of a circumstance that will not keep you long; / I heard a man the other day, and he was savage as a Turk, / He was grumbling at his wife, saying she would ne'er work.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and includes a woodcut illustration of a woman sweeping a floor.

Last Speech and Confession of Mrs Mary Baker
This broadside begins: 'Who was Hang'd at Tyburn, on Wednesday the 23d of September 1759 for Marrying three and twenty Husbands; with her Life and Conversation, and an exact Accompt of all her Husbands Names, their Places of abode, and the Lasses they systain'd by her : Together with her Farewel to the World.'

Life of Jean Murphy
This account begins: 'The HISTORY and Comical LIFE of Jean Murphy. Shewing the enterprising scenes she came through when commanding a party of Rebels in Ireland : how she travelled Scotland in man's apparel'.

Man that is Married and The Little Gypsy Girl
'A Man that is Married' begins: 'When a man first appears in maturity's years, / To encounter the troubles of life, / He thinks with delight he could make himself right, / Could he only get hold of a wife...'

Matrimony Application by Advertisement, for a Wife
This broadside begins: 'Just Published, the True, and Genuine Copy of an Advertisement for a wife, which appeared a few days ago, in one of the Edinburgh Journals ; with Copies of the Letters received by Lawrance Scott, Esquire, in answer to his advertisement'. It was printed by Forbes, possibly in the early nineteenth century, and probably sold for one penny.

Mother of Jealousie; or, The Husband's Lament, that he should part with his Wife by reason of her Jealousie of him
Verse 1: 'WHen my dearest Dear did first appear, / I bless'd the time that I had found her: / Her beauty did my Heart inchear, / But now alas we two must sinder!' This should be sung 'To the Tune of Wo's my Heart that we should sinder'. Here 'sinder' is the poet's or printer's orthography for sunder, meaning to part.

My Bonnie Meg, My Jo
Verse 1 begins: 'My bonnie Meg, my jo, Meg, / When we were first acquant, / A tighter hizzy never brush'd / The dew frae aff the bent'. The woodcut at the top of the sheet shows a well-to-do couple, seemingly arguing, in what appears to be a parlour.

My Lovely Lowland Caroline
Verse 1: 'Soft rolls Clyde's bonny silver stream, / Blow gentle breezes o'er yon lawn, / Bright Phoebus with his golden beams, / May cheer the birds while I do mourn. / The damask rose so bonny blows, / And honeysuckles may entwine, / Yet all are adding to my woes - / I've lost my lowland Caroline.' This sheet was published by James Lindsay of Glasgow but is not dated.

My Maggie she can wash
This ballad begins: 'Noo, I am a simple chappie and plainly you may see, / I have settled doon in to this toon, and would you credit me, / I have married got, it was my lot, I have got a decent.'

New Act of Parliament
This broadside begins: 'NEW INTENDED Act of Parliament, To be passed into a Law, on the first meeting of the Reformed Members in the House of Commons.' A brief verse then appears, followed by a list of resolutions. It was printed by Menzies of the Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, and probably sold for one penny.

Now, We Will Get Married. We've Got Nothing Else To Do
The first verse reads: 'I am a yeung man in search of a wife, / All for to be the pleasures and comforts of my life, / If anyone should hear me, and I declare its true, / Saying, now we will get married, we've got nothing else to do.' A woodcut illustration showing a young couple sitting underneath a tree, surrounded by several figures, has been included. There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.

One pound two
This ballad begins: 'Now, Maggy dear, I do declare, / You have been on the spree, / Where is my whole weeks' wages gone, / I pray now tell to me.'

Proposed Burns Statue in Dundee and The Woeful Marriage
The first ballad begins: 'Come gather round me brither Scots and listen unto me, / A movement now it is afloat, an honour to Dundee'.

Rake in Fetters, or the Marriage Mouse Trap
This humorous ballad begins: 'Of all the simple Things I know, / To rub o'er a whimsical Life, / There's ne'r a Folly half so true, / As that very bad Bargain a Wife'. It is undated. No tune is given.

Sale of a Wife
This report begins: 'A full and particular Account of the Sale of a Woman, named Mary Mackintosh, which took place on Wednesday Evening, the 16th of July, 1828, in the Grass Market of Edinburgh, accused by her Husband of being a notorious Drunkard; with the Particulars of the bloody Battle which took place afterwards.' It was printed by W. Boag of Newcastle, and probably sold for one penny.

Sea Captain
Verse 1: 'There was a sea captain was married of late / Unto a young lady, and gained her estate, / He was a sea captain and bound for the sea, / Before he was bedded he was called away'.

Ship Carpenter's Wife
This ballad begins: 'Come attend to my ditty, you frolicsome folks, / And I will tell you a story a comical joke; / Concerning a woman by auction was sold, / The husband and wife could never agree.' At the top of the sheet there is a woodcut illustration showing a man and woman having something to eat in a field. They are taking a break from their work and are positioned close to two hayricks. Three fieldworkers are visible in the background.

Sorrowful Maiden
Verse 1: THus lurking as alone I lay, / where there was no Repair, / A Maid before me on the way, / I heard a Greeting fair: / Her Moan was loud it mov'd the Air, / to hear her still I stood, / She was lamenting evermair, / for fault of Tocher good.' The ballad was to be sung 'To an Excellent Old Tune'.

Struggle for the Breeches
Verse 1 and chorus: 'He. About my wife I mean to sing a very funny song, / She. I hope that you will tell the truth let it be right or wrong, / He. You know you are an arrant scold, both out of doors and in, / She. I knew you brute it was a lie before you did begin. / He. So you are inclined I still do find, the breeches for to wear, / She. No dear not I, but I will die, or I will have my share.'

Valiant Jockie: His Lady's Resolution
This ballad begins: 'Valiant Jockie,s march'd away, / To fight a Battle with great Mackay; / Leaving me poor Soul alas! forlorne, / To curse the hour that ever I was born / But I swear I'll follow too, / And dearest Jockie's fate pursue; / Near him be, to guard his precious Life, / Never Scot had such a Loyal Wife.' It was to be sung 'to its own proper tune.'

Watty and Meg
This ballad begins: 'KEEN the frosty winds were blawing, / Deep the snaw had wreathed the ploughs, / Watty, waried a' day sawing, / Daunert down to Mungo Blue's.' It was printed and sold by John Sanderson in Edinburgh.

Watty and Meg, or the Wife Reformed
This ballad begins: 'KEEN the frosty winds were blawing, / Deep the snaw had wreathed the ploughs, / Watty, waried a' day sawing, / Daunert down to Mungo Blue's.' Included at the top of the sheet is a woodcut illustration of a man and woman.

Wedding at Crosscauseway
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of that Funny and Laughable WEDDING that took place in Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, on Tuesday Evening, the 15th March 1815, between a young Dashing Highland Lad, and a well known Old Lady of that place.' Unfortunately, no publication details have been included, although handwritten at the top of the sheet is the date, '20 March, 1825'.

Wedding of Mary Ritchie and Peter Murphy
This humorous broadside begins: 'A particular Account of the comical Wedding of Mary Ritchie, a YOUNG MAID of 45, and Peter Murphy, a lusty YOUTH of 73, which took place on Thursday last in a Village near Edinburgh . . . to which is added an Account of a bloody Battle that was fought at the End of the Marriage Feast'. It was published by T. Duncan of the Saltmarket, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.

Wedding song
This epithalamium begins: 'A WEDDING SONG ON The Right Honourable, The Earl of WEEMS, and Mrs. Jannet Charters now Countess of WEEMS.' The song begins: 'WHEN Adam first was plac'd in Paradice, / His Spouse he mist, tho' other Happiness / Did so abound, over all Creatures he.'

Wedding song of Gibbie and Marjorie
This ballad begins: 'Come all good People, give an Ear / unto these Lines I've penn'd: / It's of an ancient honest Man, / near Four Score Years and Ten.' A note following the title states that this couple 'were married in Edinburgh, on the 13th of June 1718; their Ages One Hundred and Sixty years', and that the ballad should be sung to the tune, 'The old Woman poor and blind'.

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