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A Woman is the Torment of Man
This ballad begins: 'You married men, I pray, come listen to my lay, / I will tell you the truth if I can; / You will by what I say, if attention you pay, / That a woman is the plague of a man.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for a penny.
A Woman is the Torment of Man
Verse 1: 'You married men, I pray, come listen to my lay, / I will tell you the truth if I can; / You will by what I say, if attention you pay, / That a woman is the plague of a man.' This sheet was published by James Lindsay of Glasgow.
Advice to Married Women
Verse 1 begins: 'Now you married women all, / Your attention I do call, / And a good advice ill give you I am thinking, / For the husband I have got'. The woodcut at the top of the sheet depicts a well-dressed couple standing in a leafy clearing. They appear to have fallen out, however, as their bodies are stiff and turned away from one another.
Allen and Sally and Banks of Clyde
'Allen and Sally' begins: ''Twas in the evening of a wintry day, / Then just returning from a long campaign'. 'Banks of Clyde' begins: 'When I was young and youth did bloom, / Where fancy led me I did rove'. The sheet was published by John Harkness of Church Street, Preston.
Anderson's New Group of the Parting Scene of Watty and Meg
Verse 1: 'KEEN the frosty winds were blawin, / Deep the snaw had wreath'd the ploughs, / Watty, wearied a' day sawin, / Dannert down to Mungo Blue's.' The broadside also includes, at the foot of the sheet, 'OPINIONS OF THE PRESS'. There are no publication details supplied, but the dates of the newspapers quoted suggests that the sheet was published in late 1845 or 1846.
This broadside story begins: 'An account of a horrible dispute which took place between a Cobler, and his Wife the day after King Crispian's procession; For the Cobler had that day got tipinto his fob the price of heelingand soling a pair of shoes and went into a public house in the Grasmarket and where the wife catched him with an account of what happened.' A note at the foot of the sheet states it was 'PRINTED FOR JOHN CAMERON', whose press was located in Glasgow during the 1820s.
Bide Till You be Married Yet
Verse 1: 'WHen I was young, as you are now, / I could have done, as ye can do: / I could have carri'd as high a Brow, / As any other young Man, I trow. / So bide you yet, so bide you yet, / So bide till yon be marri'd yet, / The Half of that will serve you yet, / If once that you were marri'd yet.' The ballad was to be sung 'To its own proper Tune'.
Bride and bridegroom
This broadside begins: 'An Excellent New BALLAD Concerning a Bridegroom and his Bride, who were lately married at Borrowstounness, giving a full and true Account of their Behaviour, and of the Bridegroom's running away from the Bride the same Night, without bedding with her. The ballad is sung to the tune of 'Sheriff-Moor' and begins: 'NOW if you'l but stay, I'll tell you the Way, / It's how the Bridgeroom ran awa-- Man'.
Celebrating the marriage of James Marquess of Montrose to Lady Christian Carnegie, 1702
This wedding tribute begins: 'Permit, My Lord, me to congratulate / This your succession to a married state; / Whereby, My Lord, if guess aright I do, / (And Poets oftimes have been Prophets, too).' Although no publication details are included on this sheet, it must have been published shortly after Monday the 6th of April, 1702, which is the date when the couple became husband and wife.
Verse 1: 'Some people say its jolly a single life to lead, / They only talk for talking's sake and so I never heed; / A single life is very well, it may be gay and free, / But the comforts of a married life are suited best for me.' Below the title we are told that 'Copies of this popular song, can always be had at the Poet's Box, Ovegate, Dundee'.
Cocky-Bendie's Wedding O
Verse 1: 'In Airdrie town in fifty nine, / The evening being calm and fine; / Both rich and poor they did combine / To hold Cocky-Bendie's wedding O. / In Finnias lane they did agree, / That night to hold the wedding spree; / Then to Coatbrig they march'd wi' glee / To celebrate the marriage O. / Durum doo a doo &c.' This ballad was published by the Poet's Box, which advertises 'NEW SONGS OUT EVERY WEEK'. The town of origin is not specified.
This report begins: 'The inhabitants of this town were highly delighted and amused on the night of Tuesday last, by a Wedding of rather a singular and uncommon description which took place here on that day, and afforded no little sport to the young and old of both sexes, who had assembled in great numbers to meet the wedding party returning from the house of the Rev. Mr ____'. The broadside was published by Sanderson of the High Street in Edinburgh.
Complaints of the 'Beaux and the Bads'
This broadside begins: 'THE Grievious Complaint of the Beaux and the Bads, And a the young Widows, and Lasses and Lads, For Death's taking Mas: James Crouckshanks awa, Who buckl'd the Beggers at Mountounha. / Interr'd in the Church-yeard of Inverask, the 29. of March 1724.' There are no publication details included on this sheet.
This poem begins: 'IN Autumn when Seges decores the Fields, / And Phoebus all plentiful Desierds yeelds. / These Creatures who did formerly bewail / Their hard Estate, sing now in Annandale'. The wedding between Charles, 1st Earl of Hopetoun, and Henrietta, daughter to the Rt Hon. Earl of Annandale, took place on 31st August, 1699.
Contented Wife and her Satisfied Husband
Verse 1: 'You married people high and low, come listen to my song, / I'll show to you economy and not detain you long, / In this town lived a tradesman, who wished to see all things right, / And to accoant 'a t Monday morn he called his loving wife.' This ballad was published by Muir, but the city and date of publication are not cited.
Contract of Enster
This ballad begins: 'ON July just upon the penult day, / which is the second Moneth next to May. / It is agreed and finally Contracted, / and all the Parties living yet that spake it, / Between two Graceless Persons of Renoune, / None more Infamous dwelling in the Town.'
Dialogue between ald John M'Clatchy and Young Willie Ha
This ballad begins: ' THE Meal was dear short shine, / When they were Married together, / Ann Maggy she was in her prime, / When Willy made Courtship till her. / Twa Pistols Charge'd be-guess, / To give the Courtier a Shot, / Ann fine came ban the Lass, / Wee Swats drawn frae the Butt?' This ballad was to be sung 'To an Excellent New Tune', which unfortunately is not given.
Dialogue: A Little Comedy of Marriage
This comic dialogue begins: 'Dramatis PersonŠ, - FALKLAND, BELCOUR. / Enter Belcour and Falkland, / Falk. What, Belcou! how are you my friend? you look sad. / Bal. no. do I?' The broadside was published by William Shepherd at the Poet's Box, 182 Overgate, Dundee. It does not carry a price or a date of publication.
Domestic quarrel between a recently married couple
This light-hearted story begins: 'A Full, True and Particular Account of that Awful BLOODY BATTLE for the BREEKS! that was Fought last Saturday Night, in this Neighbourhood between a Sprightly Young Couple, who had been married a whole Fortnight; and which did not end without Torn Clothes, Broken Heads and Bloody Noses; together with a Copy of the Articles of Agreement made between them, after the Battle was over.' The sheet was published by A. Turnbull of Edinburgh, and cost one penny.
Epithalamium on the Jovial Nuptials of Capt. James Donaldson Gazetteer and Observator
This epithalamium begins: 'In compensation of your Vademecum, / It seems now to be alias tecum, / Than when you call'd us Shamout Whores, / or going masked out of doors.' There are no publication details available for this broadside. However, a note at the bottom of the sheet states that it was 'Completed by a Lady of Honour'.
Excellent New Ballad concerning a Bridegroom and his Bride
Verse 1: 'Now if you'l but stay, I'll tell you the Way, / It's how the Bridegroom ran awa-Man, / his name is John Dinmure he call'd his bride limmer, / his Living is at Ravenshaw-Man, / And he ran, and she ran, and she ran, and he ran, / And from the Brid he's run awa-Man.' The ballad was to be sung to the tune of 'The Race of Sherriff-muir'.
Excellent new Song much in Request, intituled, My Wife shall have her Will
This ballad begins: 'ALL you that would hear of a merry jest, / Come listen to what I say: / For a Woman to have her Will is best, / and always to bear the Sway.' A note below the title states that this dialogue was to be sung 'To 'its own Proper new Tune'. Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
Farewell tae Scotland for I'm awa to Fife
This ballad begins: 'Attention freens and listen an my tale I'll tell tae ye, / An' when ye hear it I am sure you'll simpathise we me, / Though ance I was as wild a lad as you see in a the toon.' The text surrounding this broadside reads: 'This Popular Song can be had at the Poet's Box / 182 OVERGATE DUNDEE,' This sheet was printed by William Shepherd of the Overgate, Dundee.
This account begins: 'FEMALE FOOT BOY! / An account of the Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Catherine Wilson, an interesting young woman, about twenty years of age, daughter of respectable parents, near Perth, who assumed man's apparel at the age of fourteen, and hired herself to a drover, when she came to Edinburgh, and got into a respectable gentleman's family as a foot boy'. This broadside was printed by R. Reynolds, 489 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh.
Female Rambling Sailor, Dandy Husband, Old Mill Stream and Braes o' Gleniffer
The first ballad begins: 'Come all you people far an near, / And listen to my ditty'.
The second ballad begins: 'Come all you married women whoever that you be, / Likewise all you that's single and listen unto me'.
The third ballad begins: 'Is this the old mill stream, that ten years ago, / Was so fast in its currant, so pure in its flow?'
The fourth ballad begins: 'Keen blaws [t]he wind o'e[r th]e braes o' Gleniffer, / The auld castle's turrets are covered wi' snaw'.
Fine Big Woman
Verse 1: 'I feel so dreadful nervous, / That I'm frightened of my life, / For by this time tomorrow, / I'll be fastened to a wife. / An agricultural Irish girl, / That's twice the size of me, / Upon my word I'm doubtful / What the consequence will be.' This ballad was 'Sung with great success by Walter Munro', printed by William Shepherd, at the Poet?s Box, 182 Overgate, Dundee.
This ballad begins: 'Dark is the night---how dark---no light, no fire, / Cold on the hearth the last faint sparks expire, / Shiv'ring she watches by the cradle side, / For him who pledged her love last year a bride.' It was published by the Poet's Box, in December 1866. The place of publication has been erased but it is just possible to make out that the sheet came from 80 London Street, Glasgow.
This ballad begins: 'Of all the wives that plaque men's lives, / And keep them from their rest, / A gossiping wife, or a passionate wife, / Pray which do you think the best?' The chorus begins: 'A gossiping wife goes gadding about, / She's ever giving to roam'. It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
This satirical broadside begins: '1. I am thy husband; thou shalt have no other husband but me, whom thou didst vow to love, honour and obey; for I saved thee from old-maidenism, and rescued thee from the terror of single blessedness.' A note at the foot of the sheet states that it was published, or supplied, by 'L. Macartney, The Poet's Box, 184 Overgate, Dundee'.
Husband's Secret Let Out!
This poem begins: 'In this fair town not long ago, / As I have heard the story go'. The sheet carries a detailed woodcut depicting an amorous couple in a doorway, being spied upon by a group of gents.