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Arms and the Man, I Sing
Verse 1: 'God, prosper our King, and the King's noble Sons ! / May their Praises resound from the Mouths of their Guns ! / Till Rebellion and all civil Discord may cease, / And these Realms be restor'd to a flourishing Peace.'
Balsom for Backsliders Or Some Hints Anent the Oath of Abjuration
This broadside begins: 'Although the News be spread of late / Throughout our Scottish Nation; / That we e're long shall be Defeat, / By Papists their lnvasion'.
Blockade of Edinburgh Castle; or, Captain Taylor in Livingston's Yards
This ballad begins: 'WHERE wholesom Pot-Herbs flourish all around, / And spring luxuriant from the fertile Ground, / Behind a Bush, whose scanty Leaves afford / A flight Defence, whilst loud the Cannons roar'd, / High o'er his Head, and whistling thro' the Air, / The lethal Bullets fly in [b]lack Despair, / Taylor on the cold Earth extended lay, / And thus himself bemoan'd - O luckless Day.'
Blue Bonnets Are Over the Border
Verse 1 begins: 'MARCH ! march ! Ettrick and Teviot-dale ! / Why my lads dinna ye march forward in orders?' It was published by T. Birt of 10 Great St Andrew Street, London. It is also noted that the song was greatly enjoyed by audiences when Mr Braham was performing.
Brigadier M'Intosh farewel to the Highlands
This ballad begins: 'M'Intosh is a Soldier brave, / and of his Friends he took his leave'. The text preceeding this ballad reads: 'To an excellent new Tune.' A poor quality woodcut of a charging highlander has been included at the top of the page.
Brigadier Mintosh's Farewell to the Highlands
The ballad begins: 'M'Intosh is a Soldier brave, / and of his friends he took his leave, / Unto Northumberland he drew.' The text preceeding this ballad reads: 'To an excellent new TUNE'.
Callum O' Glen
This ballad begins: 'Was ever old warrior of suff'ring so weary? / Was ever the wild beast so bayed in his den. / The Southern bloodhound lie in kennel so near me, / That death would be welcome to Callum O' Glen.' The song was published at 190 and 192 Overgate, Dundee, probably by the Poet's Box, and priced one penny.
Captain John Bruce
This broadside begins: 'A True COPY of the Paper delivered to the Sheriff, by Captain JOHN BRUCE, who was Execute at Lancaster the 2d of October, 1716.' Unfortunately, there are no publication details included on this sheet.
Charlie Stuart and his Tartan Plaidy' and 'The Inniskillen Dragoon
The first ballad begins: 'When Charlie first came frae the North, / With the manly looks of a Highland laddie'.
Dialogue between his Grace the Duke of Argyle and the Earl of Mar
This ballad begins: 'Argyle and Mar are gone to War / Which hath breed great Confusion / For Church & State they do debate / Through Difference and Division'. A note below the title states that this dialogue was to be sung to a tune called 'the Hare Merchants Rant, &c'. Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
Execution of Coll Oxburgh
This execution speech begins: 'THE / Last Speech / of / COLL OXBURGH, / Who was executed at TYBURN MAY 14th, 1716. / Delivered by him to the Sheriffs, and Printed at LONDON by their Order.' This sheet was published by William Adams Junior in 1716.
Flora's Lament for her Charlie
Verse 1 begins: 'It's yon bonny banks, and yon bonny braes, / Where sun shines bright and bonny'. It was published by Robert MacIntosh of 96 King Street, Calton, Glasgow. Above the title a woodcut of clipper ship has been included.
The first verse reads: 'Come awa, my gallant chield, / Ye canna come too early, / For Bruce o' Kennet's i' the field, / Keep back the Tory, Charlie.' The chorus begins: 'Come quickly hither, gang round & gather, / Try the canvassing fairly'. The song was to be sung to the tune, 'Wha'll be King but Charlie'.
Haughs o' Crumdel
This ballad begins: 'As I came in by Auchendown, / A little wee bit frae the town, / Unto the Highlands I was bound / To view the Haughs of Crumdel.' The publisher and date of publication are unknown, but the number 79 in the bottom right corner suggests it is part of a sequence. A 'haugh' is a low-lying piece of ground.
Hymn, to the Victory in Scotland
This ballad begins: 'I sing the praise of Heros brave / Whose Warlike merit conquest gave, / And scorn'd to trample on a Foe, / But beat them first, then let them go: / After a Battle sharp and bloody, / Beyond the reach of Humane Study, / Obtain'd between strong Rocks & Trenches, / By dint of Sword, and vast expences'. The sheet was printed around 1719, by R. Thomas in London. It was also reprinted in Edinburgh.
Jacobite attack on Francis Hoar's house, London
This riot report begins: 'A full and prticular Account of five Men that were executed at London for raising a dreadful Mob, in the Behalf of the Pretender.' This report was first printed in London and then reprinted in Edinburgh, although no publishers are given.
Landing of Royal Charlie
Verse 1 begins: 'AROUSE! arouse! Ilk kilted clan, / Let High'land hearts lead on the van'. It was published by T.Birt of 10 Great St Andrews Street, London. A woodcut of the crest of the Prince of Wales has been included above the title.
Last Speech and Confession
This execution notice begins: 'THE LAST / SPEECH AND CONFESSION / OF / Thomas Bean, one of those Executed for the late Riot in Salisbury Court at London.' This sheet was originally printed in London and went on to be reprinted in Edinburgh.
Last Speech of Coll Oxburgh
This execution notice continues: 'Who was Executed at TYBURN MAY 14th, 1716. / Delivered by him to the Sheriffs, and Printed at LONDON by their Order.' This speech was then republished in Scotland, in the same year, by William Adam's Junior, of the Tron Church, Edinburgh. This sort of cribbing and reprinting was common.
Last words of John Knox
This broadside begins: 'THE LAST WORDS OF JOHN KNOX / Who was Shot in the North-Inch of PERTH the 24th of AUGUST 1716, about 7 in the morning.' No publication details have been included on this sheet.
Letter from a Gentleman in England to his Friend in Scotland, Concerning the Reports Upon Colonel Charters
This quirky broadside begins: 'I am perswaded, That the World is turn'd up side down, and Lies or false Reports more Credited than Truth. I could not but a little strange at your last Letter concerning States Affairs.' The 'I' of the first line has been illuminated with two thistles at either side. The letter, apparently sent from London, was written on March 23rd, 1718. It was reprinted in this form in Edinburgh in the same year.
Letter to the Author of the National Journal
This satirical piece begins: 'IN all the Lists of the Prisoners taken in or after the Battle of Culloden, I observe That none of those taken were wounded. Now, as in every Battle there are a great many wounded, and left in the Field of Battle a Prey to the Conquerors, who generally take as much Care of their wounded Enemies, as of their own wounded Men, I wish you would inform me what became of the Rebels---------that were left wounded in that Field at that Battle.' The letter is signed with the pseudonym Tom Curious. Below it is a reply from a man calling himself 'A true Modern WHIG'. It was published around 1746.
This ballad begins: 'FAREWELL to Lochaber, and farewell my Jean, / Where heartsome with thee I've mony a Day been; / For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, / We'll may be return to Lochaber no more.' This ballad is sung to the tune of 'Lochaber no more', and there is a generic woodcut scene of hunting at the top of the page.
This ballad sheet begins: 'Air, ? "Welcome Royal Charlie". / Gude news we meet in ilka street, ? "MACAULAY'S cause speeds rarely;" / For ilka fae ,twa friend's we hae'.
New Way of the Broom of Cowden Knows
Verse 1: 'HArd Fate that I should banisht be / And Rebell called with Scorn, / For serving of a Lovely Prince, / As e'er yet was Born, / O the Broom the Bonny Broom, / The Broom of Cowding Knows, / I wish his Frinds had Stayed at home / Milking there Dadys Ewes.'
Poem on the Much to be Lamented Death of Captain Chiefly and Lieutenant Moody
This poem begins: 'O! Now my Muse Dramatick Stand Aside, / Let Tears for Commas Clausulas divide. / Let deepest Sorrow Dictate every Word, / Each Sentence Savor of the Fatal Sword. / Joy quite forgot, let no such Thing be here, / Sound sad Quaerelas O ye Tragick Quier. / Sad is the Thame, change now your Nots ye Nine, / Let Doolful Echos Treeble every Line.'
Pretended Prince of Wales's New Exercise of the Scotch Lang Goon
This ballad begins: 'JEEN your Speun Haund to your Lang Goon. / Hod him up, Sir. / Hod him doown the Speun Seede, hod him down now. / Opin your Kittle, sir . . . ' Below the title, there is a short note, presumably addressed to the Prince of Wales, advising him 'Tak Care on your Sell, sir, noow'.
Prince Charlie and his Tartan Pladdie, The Tinker's Wedding and The Banks of Sweet Primroses
The first ballad begins: 'When Charlie first came to the North, / With the manly looks of a Highland laddie'.The second ballad begins: 'In June, when broom and bloom was seen, / An' brackens waved fu' fresh an' green'. The third ballad begins: 'As I walked out one midsummer's morning, / To view the fields and take the air'.
Prince Charlie and his Tartan Plaidy
Verse 1: 'When Charlie first came to the North, / With the manly looks of a Highland laddie'. A detailed woodcut of a grand and large house surrounded by estate land dominates the top of this sheet. Its inclusion would have increased the value of the sheet greatly and may have helped less literate viewers feel included.
Sandy and the Days o' Langsyne
Verse 1: 'What makes ye sae wae, wi' tear in your e'e, / For blythe ye was ance, man, wi' pleasure and glee. / Come gie me yer loof in this auld loof o' mine, / And we'll tak a wee drappie for the days o' langsyne.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.