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And Ilka Mearns Man and Bairn, My Parody and Song Shall Learn
This ballad is prefaced by a text which reads: 'CHRISTOPHER NORTH, the redoubtable editor of Blackwood, the only well-blown organ of aristocracy, has been parodying Lord Byron, of radical memory, to cut a squib on a certain R.H. Baron of Exchequer, and the Clerk of the Pipe, (a Scotch sinecure, gifted by a benevolent Tory to the man,) who has turned out the independent Member for Leith. MEN OF THE MEARNS! Would not the following do for Mr THOS. BURNETT, Reformer, heir apparent to a Baronetcy, your Candidate?' The sheet contains no publication details.

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.

Anither New Sang
Verse 1 begins: 'HE swears that he was cleck'd in Fife, / That he's lo'ed Scotland a' his life'. This song should be sung to the tune 'Wae Betide the Whig's o' Fife'. 'Cleck'd' in this instance means born and moulded. There are no further details attached to this song.

Ann Semple's Confession
This poem crime account begins: 'YE Famales of high and low station, / I crave your attention a-while, / I was to leave the British nation, / And finish my days in exile.' There is no date attached to this sheet but mention of the 'young Queen' suggests it was published during the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).

Annie Laurie
This ballad begins: 'Maxwelton braes are bonnie, / Where early fa's the dew, / 'Twas there that Annie Laurie, / Gie'd me her promise true.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and includes a woodcut illustration of a small house situated in a clearing. 'Annie Laurie' was a popular song, and James Lindsay is known to have published it on several different occasions.

Annie Laurie.
This ballad begins: 'Maxwelton braes are bonnie, / Where early fa's the dew, / 'Twas there that Annie Laurie, / Gie'd me her promise true.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and includes a woodcut illustration of a small house situated in a clearing. 'Annie Laurie' was a popular song, and James Lindsay is known to have published it on several different occasions.

Another church yard pirate
This crime account begins: 'Glasgow, May 1st, 1823.?This morning, another of those disgusting scenes occurred, which produces horror in the minds of the living, and keeps them in anxious suspense concerning the bodies of the departed dead.' It was published by William Carse.

Answer for the Whigs To the Clamorous Song On Them
Verse 1: 'In truth, good sir, we gladly hear, / Good honest Ayton's praise; / But much we marvel at your jeer / On Whigs of our own days.' The woodcut included at the top of the page depicts a well-dressed gentleman who appears to be rather agitated. There is no further information attached to this broadside.

Answer to Burn's Lovely Jean
Verse 1 begins: 'LONG absent in the wars I've been, / For her whom I love best, / Returned once more to my native shore, / Love sweet then fill'd my breast'. The text before this reads: 'Printed by T. Birt. 10 Great St Andrews Street wholesale and retail, Seven Dials, London. Country Orders punctually attended to.'

Answer to Ladies Crinolines
Verse 1 begins: 'Come all you young ladies and listen awhile, / I'll sing you a song that will cause you to smile'. There are no details attached to this publication, although 'answers' were usually published in reply to a letter or text and so can often be found in pairs. The partner of this is, unfortunately, untraceable. There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.

Answer to the Assembly of Bum-bees
This ballad begins: 'As snarling Momus sung descenting Bees; / That in Assemblies sat to civilize, / A wand'ring Wasp who lately lost his Sting, / By soaring higher then he'd Strength of Wing.'

Apparent murder of a family by a beggar
This crime report begins: 'Account of one of the most horrid murders committed by a beggar man ever recorded; the father of the family was out shooting, and while absent, the beggar demanded of the woman the money he knew was in the house; the woman went up a ladder to where it was lying, and pulled it after her, by which she escaped from his bloody hands; he then took the two children, cut off their noses and ears, and then murdered them . . . ' The sheet was published by William Carse, who is listed as working from various addresses in Glasgow between 1820 and 1836.

This account begins: 'AT Mid-night Hours, when Nature seems to nod, / And Sleep triumphs upon the Works of God, / Tormented Souls awake, and Spirits fly abroad, / Appear'd, with smiling Face, a Female's Ghost'. This broadside was published in Edinburgh by James Ross. A handwritten note at the top reads: 'This was made on Mrs McLeod who was hanged & falsly said to appear aga[in?]'. The date '1727' has also been added to the bottom of the sheet.

Apparition which appeared at Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland
This amusing narrative begins: 'An ACCOUNT of / A most Horrid, BLOODY, and Terrible / APPARITION, / Which Lately Appeared in the Parish of SHOTTS / AND / A TRUE AND GENUINE ACCOUNT OF / A DISMAL AND SHOCKING MURDER'. There are no further details attached to this sheet.

Apple Praties
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.

Arab's Farewell to his Horse
This ballad begins: 'My beautiful! my beautiful! that standest meekly by, / With thy proudly arch'd and glossy neck, and dark and fiery eye'. This broadside was priced at one penny and published on Saturday, 5th June 1869. It was published by the Poet's Box, (probably Glasgow)but the town of publication has been obscured.

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.'

Arrah cushla Biddy won?t you take me now?
Verse 1 begins: 'In the Bridgegate lived one Barney M'Dade, / Arrah cushla Biddy won?t you take me now?' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. The woodcut illustration at the top is a detailed and revealing town scene which focuses on two women chatting in the foreground.

Arrival in town of Dr Puff Stuff Sham Quirko Ye-Trick
This broadside begins: 'This is to acquaint the PUBLIC, That lately arrived in this Town from Beverley, The very celebrated Dr. Puff Stuff Sham Quirko Ye-Trick'. Unfortunately, but not unusually, the names of the author and publisher of this piece have not been included, nor has any date.

Arrival of sporting ladies in Edinburgh
This broadside begins: 'A LIST of the SPORTING LADIES, Who are arrived in EDINBURGH, from all the different Towns in the Three Kingdoms, to take their Pleasure at KELSO RACES.' A note at the bottom of the sheet reads, 'Those who want any of the above Ladies, may call for them at Moffat's Close, High Street, Edinburgh.'

Ashes of Napoleon
This ballad begins: 'Attend, you gallant Britons bold, unto these lines I will unfold / The deeds of valiant heroes I am going to relate'. This sheet was printed by James Kay of Glasgow and carries a woodcut illustration of a stylised 'Napoleon' - a figure wearing a bi-corn hat, sitting on rearing horse.

Atrocious Case of Murder and Theft
This crime report begins: 'A Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of MARGARET BOAG, at Edinburgh, on Monday 19th January 1824, charged with murdering Elizabeth Low, an Old Woman of 75 years of age, at Dunning in Perthshire, on the 18th February 1818; or with Theft and Reset of Theft, in stealing from her House a Quantity of Webs of Linen and Sheeting, and various other Articles, who was found Guilty of Theft, and Sentenced to be Transported beyond Seas for Life.' It was published by James Dougherty of Edinburgh in 1824, priced at one penny.

Attack of the wild beasts
This broadside begins: '[OLD TOWN ZOOLOLOG]ICAL / GRAND Zoological Entertainment IN THE ROYAL CIVIC ARENA, ROYAL EXCHANGE, EDINBURGH, On TUESDAY FIRST, the 29th instant, Will be performed here for the First time, on a Grand Scale, the new and interesting DRAMA of THE WILD BEASTS ATTACKING THEIR KEEPER.' No publication details have been included on this sheet.

Auld Edinburgh Cries
This ballad begins: 'Loud the cries are ringin', ringin, / Cheery ringing' up and down, / Short but sweet the sang that's singin, / Blythely through Auld Reekie's Toon.'

Auld House
This ballad begins: 'The auld house, the auld hoose, / What though the rooms were wee, / Oh kind hearts were dwelling there, / And barnies fu' o' glee / The wild rose and jessamine / Still hang up on the wa'; / How many cherished memories / Do the sweet flowers reca'?' 'Barnies' is a misprint, it should read 'bairnies'; a Scots word for 'children'. This sheet was published by the Poet's Box, Dundee.

Auld Pair O' Tawse
This ballad begins: 'Weel dae I remember when I was but a bairn, / The lickings that I used to get when I did ony hairm; / For mother she was very strict, though loving, kind and good, / She made me aye behave mysel', as a guid bairnies should. . . ' Below the title we are told that 'This popular song can always be had at the Poet's Box, 224 Overgate, Dundee'. A 'tawse' was a leather strap that was used to punish badly behaved children.

Auld Sark Sleeve
This ballad begins: 'A reverend esteemed divine, / Upon a Sabbath day short syne, / While studious, a drawer unlockit, / To get a napkin for his pocket.' A note below the title states that 'Copies of this Recitation can always be had at the Poet's Box, 10 Hunter Street, Dundee', and that the sheet cost one penny. Unfortunately, the sheet is not dated.

Auld Thing Ower Again
Verse 1: 'A widow lived in our toun, / And she was skeigh and in her prime, / And weel she lo'ed an auld tune, / But ne'er got ane to keep the time. / A fiddler passing by ae day, / And playing up a canty spring, / The widow fidged and laughed and said, / "Can ye play that auld thing ower again?"' The broadside was published by the Poet's Box, Overgate, Dundee'. At the bottom of the sheet a mail order service for songs is advertised.

Awful and Alarming Alleged Murder, in North Bridge Street, Edinburgh, 1834
This crime report begins: 'Just Published, an Account of that horrible and cruel Murder, alleged to have been committed on the body of Mr Thomas Turner, late Landlord of the Ches'shire Tavern, North Bridge, Edinburgh; with the apprehension of Margaret Patrick or Turner, his wife, and Mr William Dodds, High Street, who are implicated in this tragical affair.' The sheet was published on, or around, the 20th of March, 1834, by Forbes & Co. of the Cowgate, Edinburgh.

Awful Crime
This crime report begins: 'A full and particular account of the Trial and Sentence of JAMES NEWLANDS, who is to be executed at Inverness, on Saturday 25th May, 1833, for the Horrible crime of Rape on a young girl, only 17 years of age.'

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