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Battle of Alma
Verse 1 begins: 'You loyal Britons [pr]ay draw near, / Unto the news I've brought you here / With joy each British heart does cheer / For the victory gained at Alma'. A patriotic royal coat of arms has been included at the top of the page in the middle of the title.
Battle of Inkermann
The introduction to the ballad begins: 'The Battle of Inkermann, fought and conquered by the Allied Troops--British, French, Sardinians and Turks, on the 5th November 1854, will ever stand on the memory of the present generation'. The ballad's first line runs: 'Sebastapol lay shrouded in thick November's gloom'. The sheet was printed almost three years after the battle, by the Poet's Box of Glasgow, and cost one penny.
Battle of Trafalgar
This broadside begins: 'On the 21st of October in Trafalgar bay we lay, / The combined fleets of France and Spain a leaving off we lay, / We cleared away for action like Britons stout and bold, / Resolving if we came up with them we would not be controlled.' There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
Bonnets o' Blue
This ballad begins: 'Noo I'll sing ye a sang in praise o' that land, / Where the snaw melts on the mountains so grand'. This song was published by the Poet's Box of Dundee.
This ballad begins: 'The Russians are coming, oh, dear! oh, dear! / Well, let them come on, we have nothing to fear; / The war now declared - you can now volunteer - / There's nought like the Militia, that is very clear...' It was to be sung to the old Scottish air 'The Campbells are Coming', was published on 13th January 1855, by the Poet's Box, Glasgow, and was priced at one penny.
Corsican Humbled, or Bonaparte's Disasters in Russia
This ballad begins: 'LET Suff'ring Europe lift her head, / Proud Bonaparte is humbled now, / His routed legions fleeing are, / Before brave Gen'ral Kutusow.' A note below the title states that the ballad should be sung to the tune of 'Green grow the Rashes O', which was written by Robert Burns in 1783. The sheet was published in 1812 by J. Morren of Edinburgh.
Evils of War Or, The Ruined Family
Verse 1: ''Twas Just as the sun sank down at the gloamin', / The west sky was bright with his soft setting beam; / I heard the sad song of a poor lonely woman, / As she rocked to and fro, by the Clyde's noble stream.'
This ballad begins: 'The wind in thundering gales did roar / As I left home in black October, / The hail and rain in torrents came, / And the world I thought was surely over.' There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
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: 'Far distant, far distant, lies Scotia the brave, / No tombstone memorial to hallow his grave; / His bones now scattered on the rude soil of Spain, / And young Jamie Foyers in battle was slain.' There is a woodcut depiction of a rather spruce looking soldier above the title.
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.
Let Me Like A Soldier Fall
Verse 1: 'Oh let me like a soldier fall / Upon some open plain ? / This breast expanding for a ball / To blot out every stain. / Brave manly hearts confer my doom, / That gentler ones may tell; / Howe'er unknown forgot my tomb, / He, like a soldier fell. / He, like a soldier fell.' A note below the title states that 'This popular song can always be had at the Poet's Box, 224 Overgate, Dundee'.
Red, White and Blue
This ballad begins: 'Brittania the gem of the ocean, / The home of the brave and the free, / The shrine of each patriot's devotion, / This world offers homage to thee.' The sheet was published by McIntosh, of 96 King Street, Calton, which is probably Glasgow. A woodcut of a sailing ship adorns the top of the sheet.
Relief of Mafeking
This poem begins: 'Success to Colonel Baden-Powell and his praises loudly sing, / For being so brave in relieving Mafeking'. The piece was composed in June 1900, after the success of Colonel Baden-Powell's (1857-1941) operation against the Boers in South Africa.
Rise Up Noble Britons, Bundle an' Go
Verse 1: 'Curse on this Indian war that ere it began, / And wae to the savages that formed the plan; / But Britons are heroes we'll soon let them know, / That we'll seon be revenged so let's bundle and go.' The broadside carries no publication details.
Rise Up Noble Britons, Bundle an' Go
Verse 1 begins: 'Curse on this Indian war that ere it began, / And wae to the savages that formed the plan'. There are no publication details included on this sheet.
Rocks of Bonnie Gibraltar
Verse 1: 'The first night I was married, laid in my marriage bed / There came a bold sea-captain and stood at my bed side / Says arise arise O young man and go along with me / To the rocks of bonnie Gibraltar to fight the enemy.' A note below the title states that ' This popular song can always be had at the Poet's Box, 224 Overgate, Dundee'.
This ballad begins: 'Come all you Britons stout and bold / Who scorns now to be controu'd / Good news unto you I will unfold / It is of brave Rodney's glory / Who always bore a noble heart / And from his colours ne'er could start / But always takes his country's part'.
Verse 1: 'Scotland, aroused from her slumbers, / By the war-drnm which beats the alarms, / Ne'er afraid for to face hostile numbers, / When arrayed in her wild warlike arms. / Since the days of the great Julius Caesar, / Till Alma's heights stood in view, / There the Russian host did surrender, / To the lads with their bonnets sae blue! / Three cheers for the bonnets, &c.'
Russians Are Coming! Or, the Finishing Stroke
Verse 1 begins: 'The Russians are coming to Scotland they say, / Get ready old women, they're now on their way ; / Be true to your colours and laugh at the joke'.
Scotland's Stagnation! or, Where Is All The Money Gone
This ballad begins: 'The oldest person in the world, on land or on the water, / Never saw such times before, since Sampson killed his daughter.' The chorus reads: 'Tens of thousands out of work, what will the country come to ? / I cannot think, says every one, where all the trade is gone to.'
Scots Wha Hae and And has She then Fail'd in her Truth
Verse 1: 'SCOTS, wha hae wi' Wallace bled- / Scots, wham Bruce has aften led - / Welcome to your gory bed, / Or to victorie! / Now's the day and now's the hour! / See the front of battle lour! / See approach poor Edward's pow'r! / Chains, and slaverie!'
Verse 1: 'Good people now just pray attend for awhile, / And I'll sing you a song that will cause you to smile, / Some curious facts to you I will tell, / But I can?t tell you yet that Sebastopol fell.' The author of the ballad is named on the sheet as George Billinge. The broadside was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. It is not dated, but was probably published either between 1852 and 1859, or between 1891 and 1894, when Lindsay is known to have had premises at 9 King Street
Susan's Adventures, Napoleon's Farewell to Paris and British Man-of-War
The first ballad begins: 'Young Susan was a blooming maid / So valliant stout and bold.'The second ballad begins: 'FAREWELL ye splendid citadels, that metropolis call'd Paris' / Where Phoebes every morning shoots forth her revolving beams.'The third ballad begins: 'It was in yon meadows I carelessly did stray, / And I beheld a lady fair with some young sailor gay.' As this sheet includes three ballads for the price of one, the pedlars and chapmen who sold broadsides to the public would have marketed this one as a bargain.
Turkish soldiers' preparation for battle
This account begins: 'A Description of the Turks Prayers and Fasts, before they go to war with the / CHRISTIANS'. The last sentence stops in the middle, suggesting that, unusually for a broadside, this sheet either has a second page or that the printing continues onto the back.
Ye Mariners of England
This ballad begins: 'Ye mariners of England! / Who guard our native seas / Whose flag had braved, a thousand years, / The battle and the breeze!' The sheet was published by J. Bowie, printer, of 49 Causeyside, Paisley. A woodblock showing a sailing ship has been used twice to decorate the top of the page.