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This ballad begins: 'I am, ye see, a weaver, freens, / Jist cam' frae Vinegar Hill, / Tae sing aboot a son o' mine's / That's nicknamed Fitba Wull'. It was published by the Poet's Box of the Overgate, Dundee. It probably cost one penny.
Five Shilling Fee
This ballad begins: 'My Mither was wae, for my faither was deed, / An' they threatened to tak' oor auld hoose o'er oor heid: / Her earnings grew scanty, and meal had got dear; / The auldest o' five, I could whiles see a tear'. 'Wae' is Scots for 'woeful', 'scanty' means 'meagre' and 'whiles' means 'sometimes'.
Flare-Up Factory Girl
Verse 1: 'I'm a factory gal as you may see, / You'd like to know perhaps who I be; / If you will listen to my rhyme, / I'll tell you now all in good time. / My mother lives down pot alley, / The boys all call me charming Sally; / Be their delight I always shall, / While I'm a flare-up factory gal.'
Flora the Lily of the West
Verse 1: 'It's when I came to England some pleasure for to find, / Where I espied a damsel most pleasing to my mind, / Her rosy cheeks and rolling eyes like arrows pierced my breast / And they called her lovely Flora, the lily of the west.' This song was published at 192 Overgate, Dundee, probably by the Poet's Box.
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.
Verse 1: 'Once I was happy, but now I'm forlorn, / Like an old coat that is tattered and torn, / Left on this wide world to fret and to mourn, / Betrayed by a maid in her teens. / The girl that I loved she was handsome, / I tried all I knew her to please, / But I could not please her one quarter so well / As that man upon the trapeze.' Priced at one penny, this broadside could be purchased from the Poet's Box, Glasgow. It is dated 'Saturday, July 11, 1874'.
This long ballad, telling the tale of a game between the Swifts and the Macalvenny Wallopers, begins: 'A football match last Saturday I went to see ; / To have some fun was exactly what I meant, you see, / So off I goes like a sporting man so dutiful, / To see this game, which I reckoned would be beautiful'. The song was written by James Currns (probably James Curran, a Glasgow song-writer and parodist) and published by the Poet's Box of Dundee. It was sold for a penny.
This sports review begins: 'Swifts V. Macalvenny Wallopers / Written by JAMES CURRNS / Copies to be had at 192 Overgate Dundee'. The verse begins: 'A football match last Saturday I went to see; / To have some fun was exactly what I ment, you see'.
Verse 1: 'When I was a 'prentice in Forfar, / I was a braw lad an' a stout; / My master was old Tailor Orquher, / That lived at the fit o' the Spout. / His wife's name was gleyed Gizzie Miller; / And O! she was haughty and vain, / For the bodies had plenty o' siller; / Forbye a bit house o' their ain.' This ballad was published at the Poet's Box, Overgate, Dundee by William Shepherd.
Forger's Doom: Or John Currie's Last Speech
This crime ballad begins: 'I find I was a Fool to mock the Laws, / My Notes are finely chang'd for Hangie's Taas.'
Forsaken lover; OR the female's blast
This ballad begins: 'Her vows of love / They seem'd to prove, / Most faithful unto me, / But now I've found / Which doth me wound / In them no constancy.'
Forty Whiteboys Sentenced to Death!!
This broadside begins: 'An Account of the Proceedings of the Special Commission at Cork for the Trials of the Whiteboys, when nearly FORTY unfortunate Human Beings received the awful sentence of Death; several of whom, were ordered for Execution on Monday last 25th day of Feb., 1822, and their bodies to be given for Dissection.' It was published by John Muir of Glasgow, and probably cost one penny.
Forty Years Ago
Verse 1: ''Tis now some forty years ago, / A man was in his prime; / And forty years ago to him / His heart was happy, light and free, / Was then a merry time / But time has brought him low; / Still he can with pleasure speak / Of Forty Years ago.' The publication details are printed on this broadside, but a later hand has obscured them.
This political notice begins: 'The public are informed that a telegram was received this morning, at three o'clock in the afternoon, by a friend of the / YOUNG MAN / who has been missing from the neighbourhood of the High Street'. The sheet was published by L. MacArtney of the Poet's Box, 184 Overgate, Dundee.
The introductory text reads: 'This is supposed to be one of Shields' productions, and the Poet in offering it to the public has every confidence that it will be a tangible treat ; the Poet is certain that it is one of the finest effusions extant, and from his long experience, he would invite all lovers of song and music to come and judge for themselves by procuring copies . . .' The first line of the song reads: 'I'll seek a four-leaved shamrock'. The sheet was published by the Poet's Box of Glasgow.
Verse 1: 'Big Johnnie Shaw a dacent chap / He wants tae marry me, / Although he's but a labouring chield / Wi forteen bob you see / Im raither fond o Johnnie, / For he's got such winning ways / As when I speak o taken him / My dear auld mither says.' This ballad was published at 190 Overgate, Dundee, probably by the Poet's Box. Under the title it is printed, 'Sung with great Success throught all the princpal Concerts in the City by J. OATES'
Free and Easy
The first verse reads: 'I'm the lad that's free and easy, / Whereso'er I chance to be: / I'll do my best I'll try to please ye, / If you will but list to me.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and includes a woodcut illustration of a carefree young man throwing a stick for a dog.
Free Kirk and her Boy Tammy
This is a rather unusual broadside in that it reads much like a scene from a musical play, with several characters involved in the story. Written in verse form, the opening line of the dialogue reads: 'Whaur gat ye the bawbees? / My boy Tammy'. A note below the title states that these lyrics should be sung to the tune, 'My Boy Tammy'. Although no date is given, a footnote states that it was published by 'SANDERSON, Printer, 36. Cowgate-head, Edinburgh'.
Freedom and Learmonth Must Carry the Day
This ballad begins: 'All honest electors of this our fair town, / Come listen to me, and I plainly will shew / How an impudent Lawyer, with wig and with gown, / By a good man and true, shall soon be laid low'. It was advertised as a new song and was to be sung to the tune, 'Lillibulero'. A small illustration of a horse and cart crossing a bridge has been included at the top of the sheet.
Freedom and Learmonth Must Carry the Day
Verse 1 begins: 'ALL honest electors of this our fair town / Come listen to me, and I plainly will shew / How impudent LAWYER, with wig and with gown'. This was advertised as a new song which should be sung to the tune 'Lillibulero'.
Friendship's But A Shadow
This ballad begins: 'As we journey on through life we meet with many ups and downs, / And often wish that we had ne'er been born; / When poverty o'ertakes us in our humble happy home, / Our best friends are apt to turn on us with scorn . . . ' A note below the title states that this ballad was 'Written and sung by Mr J. Macguire, with the greatest succese', and that 'This popular song can be had at 190 and 192 Overgate, Dundee'. The note further states that the ballad was sung to the air, 'English, Welsh and Scotch'.
Full and particular account
This broadside crime report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of James Anderson and David Glenn, who are to be Executed at the spot where the crime was committed, on Friday, the 12th December 1823, for the Murder of John M'Clure, and their bodies to be given for Disaection.' Printed in 1823.
Full and particular account
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Execution of JAMES STEVENSON, who was Hanged at Glasgow, on Wednesday Morning, the 1st of June, 1825, for Highway Robbery; with an Interesting Account of his Life and Transactions.'
Full and particular account
This report begins 'A full and particular account of the trlal and sentence of Hugh M'Millian and Euphemia M'Millian, the last of whom is to be evecuted at Edinburgh?'. There is no date or place of publication.
Full and Particular Account of the Execution
Following on from the title, the report continues: ' . . . of five whiteboys, who were hanged at Newcastle, in the county of Limerick, on Monday the 7th of January, 1822. Also, their Address from the Scaffold to their deluded fellow-country-men. With an account of their funeral procession from the place of Execution to Croppies Hole, where they were buried by the Public Authorities.' The sheet was published by John Muir of Glasgow, and the story was sourced from 'The Limerick Chronicle'.
This poem is introduced by a bit of text that reads: 'A FUNNY CONVERSATION Between Cuddy WILLIE, the Pigman, and HAWKIE, the Speech Crier, Twa Celebrated and Well-known Characters in Edinburgh, on occasion of the Last All-Hallow Fair, held in the Vicinity of Auld Reekie.'
Fy gar rub her o'er wi' Strae
This broadside begins: 'An Italian Canzone (of Seventeen hundred Years standing) imitated in braid Scots.' Verse 1 begins: 'In ye meet a bonny Lassie, / Gie her a Kiss and let her gae'. This sheet is initialled 'A.R.' and is completed by patterned woodcut embellishment.
Fy gar rub her o're wi Strae
This ballad begins: 'GIN ye meet a bonny Lassie, Gie her a Kiss and let her gae, / But if she be a dirty Hussy, / fy gar rub her o're wi' Strae.' The text preceeding it reads: 'An Excellent SONG / INTITULED / Fy gar rub her o're wi Strae. Italian Canzone (of seven hundred Years standing) imitated in braid Scots'.
Fy on the Wars that hurri'd Willie from me
This ballad begins: 'Fy on the Wars that hurri'd Willie from me, / Who to love me just had Sworn, / They made him Captive sure to undo me; / Wo's me he will ne're return. / A Thousand Lowns abroad will fight him; / He from Thousands ne'er will run.' The text preceeding it reads: 'An excellent New Song, Much in request'.