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This ballad begins: 'Kathleen Mavourneen, the grey dawn is breaking, / The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill; / The lark from her light wing the bright due is shaking, / Kathleen Mavourneen! what slumbering still?' The publisher's name is printed on the sheet but only the surname, McIntosh, is legible. The place of publication is not included.
Verse 1: 'My love still I think I sae her once more; / But, alas! she has left me her loss to deplore, / My own little Kathleen, my poor little Kathleen, O.' This broadside was published by W.R. Walker of Royal Arcade, Newcastle, and sold by B. Stewart of Botchergate, Carlisle.
This crime report continues: 'Contradiction of all that has been advanced [missing] he left the City of Glasgow, wrote [missing] one of the hulks.' John Kean is attributed as the author and it was published by William Carse of Glasgow. The story was sourced from the 'Glasgow Free Press', carried on the 2nd July 1825.
This broadside begins: 'LIST OF THE NOBILITY AND GENTRY Who appeared at the BALLS at KELSO RACES, OCTOBER 1783.' What then follows is an alphabetical listing of all those who were in attendance. It was published by James Palmer of Kelso.
This account begins: 'The ancient and modern history of King Crispin, with a particular account of the plan and order of the grand procession, time of meeting, &c.' This sheet was published by R. Martin of South Niddry Street (which was located in the Cowgate, Edinburgh) and would have been sold for a penny.
King James's Letter to the French King
This ballad begins: 'KInd Lewis, my friend, / Since Things goes no better, / Here is a kind Letter, / Which to you I send, / to lay down your Arms: / For my conquering Son, / Will quite over-run / your Kingdoms I fear.' A note below the title states that this ballad should be sung to the tune of 'Let Mary live long'.
King of the Cannibal Islands
This ballad begins: 'Oh, have you heard the news of late, / About a mighty king so great? / If you have not, 'tis in my pate--- / The King of the Cannibal Islands.' The sheet was originally published and sold in 1858 by the Poet's Box of St Andrew's Lane, Glasgow, but the address has been obscured and stamp for the Dundee Poet's Box put on the top left, indicating that Oates 'inherited' the sheet. The song is to be sung to the strangely-entitled air of 'Hokee pokee wonkee fum'.
Verse 1 begins: 'I sing of KING PIPPIN, the chief of his race, / The joy of the garden, the pride of the place -'. The text preceding this reads: 'Sung with unbounded applause by S-r T.D.L-r, Bart, at a late Whig Dinner. / TUNE - "Derry down"'. Parts of an 'Old Song' have been included at the bottom of the sheet, which was published by Butler of Edinburgh.
This ballad begins: 'You ask what makes this darkie weep, / Why he like othsrs was not gay, / What makes the tears flow down his cheek / From early morn till close of day.' The text preceeding it reads: 'PRICE ONE PENNY / This Popular Song can always be had the Poet's Box, 182 OVERGATE, DUNDEE.'
Knight Templar's dream and Killarney's lakes and fells
The first ballad begins: 'As Morpheus my sen'es in slumber did drown, / I dreamt I was climbing Horeb, a holy mound, / Where Moses was chosen Grand Master in love, / By the Great Architect, for the great lodge above.'
Knights of the Horn Order's Address to the Fruit Maids of Edinburgh
Verse 1: 'This Nations Sins are many fold / And Scotland has no name, / Since Honours cast in a new Mould, / And Chastities a Stain. / How Men and Weomen did behave, / I'le tell you Sir's the manner, / When Wallace and the Bruce did live, / And I was a Dame of Honour.'