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1599 Newly Invented Neat Irish Lies
This broadside begins: 'The particular account of old Mother Clifton's door, that was locked by the roasted rib of a chew of tobacco, and burst open by a gale of wind from a sow gelder's horn, and blew the old woman seven hundred and [s]eventy-seven miles beyond the moon.' It was published by Sanderson of the High Street, Edinburgh, and probably sold for one penny.
A Love of God Shave
Verse 1: 'It was in this town, not far from this spot, / A barber he opened a snug little shop, / He at Birmingham had been for many a year, / And he shav'd all the natives so clean and so clear.' The broadside carries no date, nor any publication details.
Verse 1 begins: 'My name is Ted O'Mannon, I come from sweet Killarney O, / Sure I can whistle, I can sing, sure I can plough, and I can sow'. There is a woodcut of a traveller or rustic man carrying a tall stick above the song. Unusually two encore verses have been provided at the bottom of the sheet. There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
Broth av a Boy
This ballad begins: 'I am one that bears an illigant name, / And who dare say 'tis not; / I was born one day in Limerick town, / In a neat little mud-built cot.' It was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
Curious and Diverting Dialogue
This broadside begins: 'A CURIOUS AND DIVERTING DIALOGUE, That took place betwixt two Irishmen in the Cowgate, last night, about the Dinner to be given to EARL GREY on Monday first.' The Publisher was John Neil. The date and place of publication are not supplied.
Edinburgh Irish Festival, Or, The Popish Showman
This public advertisement begins: 'An Account of the Procession, and progress of Dan, King of Beggars, in Edinburgh.' This account was sourced from the 'Age' and was published by James Bonnar and Co.
English, Irish, Scotchman
This ballad begins: 'My father was an Irishman, / Born in sweet Kilkenny, / My mother was in England born, / In Linconshire so funny'. The sheet was published by the Poet's Box of Glasgow, and cost a penny.
Ewe Buchts and The Time Of The House
This broadside contains two separate ballads. The opening line of the first ballad reads: 'Bonnie May to the ewe buchts is gane'. A 'ewe bucht' is a sheep pen. The opening line of the second ballad reads: 'Long life and good health for bold Parnell and Biggar'. A note below the title of the second ballad states that it should be sung to the tune of 'The Priest and his Boots'.
Exile of Erin
Verse 1: 'THERE came to the beach a poor exile of Erin, / The dew on his thin robe was heavy and chill; / For his country he sighed, when at twilight repairing, / To wander alone by the winds beaten hill. / But the day-star attracted his eyes sad devotion, / For it rose o'er his own native isle of the ocean, / When once in the fire of his youthful emotion, / He sang the loud anthem of Erin-go-Bragh.' 'Erin Go Bragh' is Irish for 'Ireland Forever'.
This ballad begins: 'Of praists we can offer a charmin' variety / Far renowned for lernin' and piety, / Still I'd advance ye, widout impropriety, / Father O'Flynn as the flower of them all.' This sheet was published by the Poet's Box of Dundee and would have cost a penny to buy.
Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
This ballad begins: 'The harp that once through Tara's hall / The sound of music shed, / Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls, / As if that soul were fled.' It was published in 1875, by the Poet's Box of 80 London Street, Glasgow. The address has been partially obscured - possibly the publisher went into liquidation or moved premises.
Huzza For Reform and the Garland of Green!
Verse 1: 'Let them boast of the Shamrock, the Thistle and Rose, / I sing of what's fairer than any of those - / Of the cause of Reform and the Garland of Green'. The text preceding this reads: 'A NEW SONG. / TUNE - Sprig of Shillelah'. Two woodcuts have been included on this sheet - one at the top of thistles and a bonnet and one at the bottom of a smiling clown's face.
Irish Brigade In America
Verse 1 begins: 'You gallant sons of Erin's isle, of high and low degree, / Who are fighting in the American states to put down slavery'.
Verse 1: 'I'm sitting on the stile Mary, / Where we sat side by side, / On a bright! may morning long ago, / When first you were my bride.' This sheet was published by Robert McIntosh of Glasgow but is not dated.
Verse 1 begins: 'As I walked out one evening down by the river side, / I gazed around me and an Irish girl I spied'. This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow (1860-90). The top of the sheet carries a woodcut of a young, simply dressed girl carrying a bird cage and looking at an odd looking cat.
Isle of France and Home rule for Ireland
The first ballad begins: 'The sun was fair the clouds advanced, / When a convict came to the Isle of France, / Around his leg he wore a ring and chain, / And his country was of the Shamrock green.'
This ballad begins: 'Kathleen Mavourneen, the grey dawn is breaking, / The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill; / The lark from her light wing the bright due is shaking, / Kathleen Mavourneen! what slumbering still?' The publisher's name is printed on the sheet but only the surname, McIntosh, is legible. The place of publication is not included.
Late engagements with the rebels
This report begins: 'A full and particular Account of some late Engagements with the Rebels, in which they lost several hundred Men, copied from Letters, lately received from Gentlemen in the Sutherland Fencibles, with many other particulars respecting the Proceedings of his Majesty's Forces against the Rebels'. A letter written by an Officer stationed in Wexford, to a friend in Edinburgh, has also been included. Whilst the date of July 1789 has been handwritten near the top of the sheet, the events recounted in this broadside occurred in 1798.
Letters of Gold
This ballad begins: 'Engraven in letters of honour and fame, / On history's page may be seen, / The men who for darilng have gained a grait name, / Endeared to the Island of Green!' The text preceeding it reads: 'Sung and Composed by PATRICK FEENEY. / This Popular Song can be had the Poet's Box, / Overgate, Dundee, / NEW SONGS OUT EVERY WEEK.'
This broadside story begins: ' An Account of the Wonderful Monkey of Glasgow, Who turned Barber, to Shave the Irish Farmers who came over to reap the Harvest, with a description of the Ludicrous Catastrophe attending his first experiment in that Profession.' Although the name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated, it was printed in Edinburgh and cost one penny.
Nora, the Maid of Killarney
This poem begins, 'Down by the beautiful Lakes of Killarney, / Off times I have met my own dear Barney'. The sheet has been signed by the poet. The National Library of Scotland has two other signed McGonagall poems, 'The Burial of Mr Gladstone' and 'The Blind Girl'. A note at the top states the poem was composed in September 1899.
Outrage by Irish Shearers
This report begins: 'Copy of a letter received this morning from an inhabitant of Lauder; containing a particular account of that dreadful Riot which took place there on Monday morning last, between a number of Irish shearers and the inhabitants.' The letter is dated September 26th, 1821.
Paddy on the Railway
This ballad begins: 'A PADDY once in Greenock town, / For Glasgow city he was bound, / Staring all round and round, / At length he saw the Railway.' A woodcut illustration of a man carrying two guns has been included at the top of the sheet. Standing next to him is a dog or some other type of animal. Sometimes used in a derogatory way, 'Paddy' is a familiar form of the name Patrick or an informal name for an Irishman.
Parody on the Sailor's Grave
This ballad begins: 'The fight was far, far from the land, / When the bravest of our gallant band / Grew deadly pale and weaned away / From a shillelagh's top on an autumn day.' It was to be sung to the tune 'The Sailor's Grave'. The broadside was priced at one penny and published on Saturday, 2nd May 1863. The publisher was the Poet's Box, but the town of publication has been obscured, but was probably Glasgow.
Pat's Opinion of Garibaldi
This ballad begins: 'Now since you've call'd me for a song / If you will give attention, / General Garibaldi is the theme, / To you I'm going to mention.' The chorus reads: 'I was never fond of telling lies, / My name is Pat M'Salday, / He was afraid of our Irish boys, / Was General Garibaldi.'
Pearl of the Irish Nation
This ballad begins: 'HArd was my Lot for to be shot / By Cupits Cunning Arrows, / Both Night and Day I fall away, / Through perfit grief and Sorrow, / To the Hills and Deals I oft Reveal, / And breaths forth my Lamentation, / Which I endure for that Virgin pure, / The pearel of the Irish Nation.' The text above the title reads, 'An Excellent new Song lately composed'.
Poor Irish Stranger
This ballad begins: 'Pity the fate of a poor Irish stranger, / That wanders so far from his home, / That sighs for protection from want, woe, and danger, / That knows not from which way for to roam.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
Poor Man's Tatties Back Again
Verse 1: 'Ye working men come join with me, / And let us sing with mirth and glee; / For noo the sang I'm gaun to sing, / Is the poor man's tatties back again - / For since the year of forty-twa, / The tattie rotted frae the shaw, / which caused baith muckle grief and pain, / But noo the tatties back again.' The sheet contains no publication details.
Riot at Musselburgh
This news report begins: 'A full and particular account of a most serious and distressing RIOT which took place on Musselburgh Links yesterday, Thursday, 31st of July, 1823, between the Irish, & Colliers, and Salters, with a full account of how it originated, and the number of the Killed and Wounded.'
This crime report begins: 'A Full and Particular Accounnt of these Great Riots and Mobs that took place at Dundee, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last, the 6th, 7th and 8th July, 1830, when Three Men lost their Lives, and about 200 severely wounded! By an Eye-witness.' The sheet was published by William Robertson of Edinburgh. Illegible, handwritten dates have been scribbled on the sheets.