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FIFTY SONGS FOR A FAR-R-R-R-DEN
AUTHOR OF "SOCIAL LIFE
THE REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE,"
WITH FIFTY-SIX ILLUSTRATIONS
rilATTO & WINDUS PICCADILLY
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but whether the change be or not. their glory their departed." They well. etc. These Street Ballads were produced within a very few hours of the publication of any event of the slightest public interest . or humorous subjects. on etc. Ichabod. who will not stop in the streets to listen to these ballads being sung. light. domestic. the sea." with the accompaniment of warmth.INTRODUCTION. love. may be a moot question. failing that. beer. and. and a new generation has arisen. bravely and but have succumbed to a changed order of things. and tobacco (for which they duly have to pay) at the Music Halls.. for the better. but prefer " to have their music served up to them piping hot. the singers fall had always an unlimited store to back upon. held own for many centuries. OVER Street Ballads may be is raised the wail of " Icha- bod. .
In this collection I ." un. very few of them were coarse. who proof of interest listened to them." " I of Judah." " Poor Bessie was a Sailor's " bride." Sirs. Of we may learn something. And you wish to pick one out. on reading them. Have you seen " My daughter Fan. and. my rum hat. mind the class for whom were produced.. "The) Maid sad at.vl INTRODUCTION. I've plenty in if my fist." " Such a getting out of bed. Sirs." with "Brave Lord Ullin's daughter. not only " from but from the ballad of is Chaunting : Benny" of which the following a portion " My songs have had a tidy run. and practical bought them." Sirs." My son Torn. their variety this book." " The Sun that lights the Green grow the rushes O. I'll just run through my list." Sitting on a rail. etc. " " " Is there a heart that never loved ? The Rose of Allandale." with "Plenty to be " ? say. who with " What a shocking bad etc." "Out of are you Place." " On the Banks of Allan Water." roses. Sirs." " She wore a wreath of And " here you see " roses. Rough though some we must ever bear in of these Street Ballads may they be.
The majority were be called illustrated illustrated if. et hczc olim memi- They owe a great deal of their charm to the fact that they were absolutely contemporary with the events they describe. these blocks had served. and without the slightest regard to the subject of the ballad." There are plenty of my readers old enough to remember many of these Ballads. taking as a whole. in fact. they were probably bought at trade and had illustrated books that were out of date or the sixteenth century to unsaleable. What previous work only knows . Forsan nisse juvabit. They vary from them Bewick. vii have introduced nothing which can offend anybody except an absolute prude . owing to the pressure under which they were composed and issued. any can for the woodcuts were generally served out with a charming impartiality. " My bear dances only to the genteelest of tunes. some of whose works are occasionally met with . but. though sometimes rather faulty in their history. and they will come none the worse because they bring with them the reminiscence of their youth. indeed. we must fain con- . yet those very inaccuracies prove their freshness. and. goodness sales.INTRODUCTION.
Their literary merit is not great ? but what can you expect for half-a-crown which was the price Court. I Sirs. vithout doubt. he only enjoyed the largest share of the London trade. that some great man Dies with a broken head. And while his friends and foes contends. all They my papers my buy. But. Fortey. in fact. " and name is used as a household word to designate this class of Ballad. 'Cos there * sells 'em out." One of whose colophons I use as a tailpiece.* of Monmouth Dials. Vith a bewail. . was at its very fess that art as applied to these Ballads lowest. Seven which Jemmy to Catnach. used pay for their production. advertised that he had four thousand his different " sorts for sale). Hull. who wrote somewhat after manner of the author of "The Bard of Seven "And it's Dials. his suc- cessor. Durham. Preston. Sirs. Catnach issued a large number from his press (in fact. Manchester. talent lies. etc. does detail His death 'afore e's dead.viii INTRODUCTION. whilst the Provinces were practically independent Liverpool." my plan. Sheffield. Sirs. Newcastle.. Sirs. Birmingham. their had the own ballad-mongers. I Yes.
a good blood-curdling murder being very profitable and the business required very being speedily turned over. as they drop out. and the crowd which gathered round them was the surest proof that their vocal efforts were appreciated. which must have relieved them very much. " identical with that Silas Wegg (in Dickens's . but sometimes two would and then the Ballad took an antiphonal form. on which are pinned the ballads immortal screen of which Mr. Farringdon Road. the singers join.INTRODUCTION. and other neighbourhoods but I venture to say. and have very I little in common with those about which first fifty I write. have taken the years of this century. if ever lucky enough to meet with one. The Ballad singers ix and vendors made money rapidly over any event which took the popular fancy . One or two remain about Gray's Inn Road. little capital. You may by know them. probably irrevocably lingers They are gone still but a trace of the vendor still amongst us. . even that Generally. they will find no successors. worked singlehanded. . Our Mutual Friend ") was the proud proprietor but these modern Ballads are mostly reproductions of Music Hall songs. their canvas screens.
and elucidate best. .x when have ing INTRODUCTION. this style of Street Ballad was at its best. but I liberally interpreted my fifty years. and I have selected those that bear on most. by extendthus. I its margin by a year or two either way include the Mutiny at the Nore in 1798. the social manners and customs of that period JOHN ASHTON. and the Great Exhibition of 1851.
24 BOB LOGIC'S DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW BRIGHTON DILI.... .. 34 36 LIKES A DROP OF GOOD BEER ..... 17 THE MECHANIC'S APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC WOMEN'S SAYINGS .... . THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE RORY O' MORE TURNED TEETOTAL HURRAH FOR FATHER MATHEW'S MILL .... i A WOMAN NEVER KNOWS WHEN HER DAY'S WORK'S DONE .. .... 64 67 BENDIGO. ...... 9 12 ... ... . CHAMPION OF ENGLAND . . 38 .. .. ..... . . GENCE FOR INSIDE PASSENGERS ONLY PAPER'D-UP HAIR I ...... . 59 . 62 . 21 .... . WEEK THE WAY TO LIVE ...... ...... . . SHOULD LIKE TO BE A POLICEMAN . .. ........ .....CONTENTS.. .. ...... .. .... STRIKING TIMES . ... 5 THE TREATS OF LONDON THE INCOME TAX ... . ~. . ...... .. ...... .. 42 .. .... THE CRIES OF LONDON .. .. 45 How FIVE AND TWENTY SHILLINGS WERE EXPENDED IN A 48 .. . .. PAGE SALE OF A WIFE . SOCIAL. . THE HONEST POLICEMAN OF MITCHAM COOKEY DARLING I ...... ..... ..... 52 55 ........... .. 31 . .
128 131 ... 108 HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY FAIR GEORGY BARNWELL JONATHAN BROWN .... 88 91 THE RUSH LIGHT .. ... .... . .. .. ... HOT CODLINGS .......... .. . 94 . ... THE WONDERFUL CROCODILE THE THIEF'S ARM .. 103 105 THE STRANGE MAN... ..... A SIGHT FOR A FATHER .X11 CONTENTS. IF I HAD A DONKEY WOT WOULDN'T GO SHOVEL AND BROOM VlLIKINS AND HIS DlNAH .. .. . ..... ... 98 101 THE EXCISEMAN OUTWITTED GILES SCROGGIN'S GHOST ....... CAB.. 96 ... MONDAY ..... ...... . . ...... . OR THE LISPING LOVERS THE BABES IN THE WOOD KATE'S YOUNG MAN HE WAS SUCH A NICE YOUNG MAN . 80 . ........... 142 145 ...... CRYSTAL PALACE .. .. CAB ... ... ..... . ... . . 77 ...... . ........ .. .... ... . m . . ...... .. WERY PEKOOLIAR... ....... . . ... .. ... . SHEEP'S EYES FOR EVER ... . MRS. ...... . . ..... . PAGE THE BOLD I'M A IRISH YANKEY BENICIA BOY ... .............. . .. .... ... ...... . . . .... .. . ... . JULLIEN'S GRAND POLKA MARGATE HOY ...... 116 119 . 124 . . 82 HUMOROUS....... .. 135 138 ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER ... .... . ... . ...... 75 .... . . ... . 121 . . 147 15 . .. 71 GENT ... . .. ...... . CAB... ...... .... .... . . 85 ....... ..
. .. 180 . .. .. .... 202 .. OR EIGHT SHILLINGS A JIG. .. .. . 204 206 ... .. ... 209 212 . DEATH OF PARKER . . . ........ ......... ....... . SEA............... PRESENT TIMES.. . ... .... . .. . OR 90 YEARS AGO THE NEW FASHIONED FARMER .. ..... . .CONTENTS........... ..... . .... .... . . 199 THE BOLD POACHER .... 177 . .. ... .. . ... .. .. DEATH OF POOR BILL BROWN . . .. THINGS I .... THE KING AND WEST COUNTRYMAN ...... THE HONEST PLOUGHMAN... . 218 221 THE BATTLE OF BOULOGNE .. THE HUMOURS OF THE RACES . ... .. WEEK .. ........ .... . ..... JIG... ....... ..... ..... 213 215 HODGE IN LONDON ... 192 195 TO THE HIRINGS ...... xill PAGE .. . . .. ... 170 ... COUNTRY STATUTES .. ..... . ... THE NOBBY HEAD OF HAIR Miss BAILEY'S GHOST .. 184 . .... 173 175 MAN A-COMING ! . . CORK LEG .... THE BONNY GREY . . 167 THE BARREL OF PORK ALL ROUND MY HAT HERE'S THE .. 188 .... .......... ......... . . . ... . 182 COUNTRY.. 153 156 THE ONE HORSE CRAY THE LITERARY DUSTMAN THE BILL STICKER ... . 160 164 . THE JOLLY ANGLER . ..... DON'T LIKE TO SEE .. HUMPHREY DUGGINS .
. . . 253 . THE POOR SMUGGLER'S BOY THE SMUGGLER'S BRIDE THE FEMALE SMUGGLER JACK RETURNED FROM SEA ..... JACK ROBINSON . 228 232 ..... VIVA VICTORIA .. RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY IN 1842 THE GREENLAND WHALE FISHERY THE NEW YORK TRADER ........ ....xiv CONTENTS. .. .... ...... 245 248 .. 273 276 . .... .. THE JOLLY ROVING TAR YOUNG HENRY OF THE RAGING MAIN . . .. . .. 262 265 .. ... 284 QUEEN'S VISIT TO FRANCE . ... . .. . ... PAGE .... .. ..... 287 .... .. ... ... ... .. . . . THE QUEEN'S DREAM LOVELY ALBERT ..... ... .. ..... ...... DUKE WILLIAM'S FROLIC THE KING AND THE SAILOR . ... . ... QUEEN VICTORIA THE QUEEN'S MARRIAGE . .... 240 242 . ... .... ...... . ..... .. . .. ... ... .. 256 259 BOLD WILLIAM TAYLOR .. ... VICTORY ... .... ..... .... A NEW SONG ON THE BIRTH OF THE PRINCE OF WALES .. 290 294 . . .... ............... 268 THE QUEEN. . . 234 238 . .. . . 279 281 THE QUEEN AND THE COAL EXCHANGE CRYSTAL PALACE .. . . .... .... ... ... 271 . .... ...... ........... JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN VICTORIA ........ 223 225 THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO .. .. .. . SWEET WILLIAM .......... . 251 . ... ...
. . .. .. ... 308 311 DEATH OF WELLINGTON . O! .. .. .. ... BILL ... 322 327 331 . POLITICAL. 303 WELCOME TO SCOTLAND... . THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ROBERT PEEL. ... 's .. . ..... 359 .. .. . THE WONDERFUL WONDERS OF TOWN . M.... . . 351 .... .. ... 353 .. . ....... .... .. .... 335 338 THE SONG OF THE LOWER CLASSES . .... LAW JIM .. HISTORICAL. .. . ..CONTENTS.. ......... ................ ...... ... .. . . .. THE DIGGINS.. ...... ..P...... . BART. . . xv PAGE BRAVE NELSON . .. .. THE CHRONICLES OF THE POPE THE HAPPY REFORM THE OPERATIVES' MARCH ... ...... CHARTISTS ARE COMING .... ........ 313 318 . 346 349 CROW THE WORKHOUSE BOY THE WILD ROVER . ......... . ... . ... ....... . 321 A NEW ALPHABETICAL SONG ON THE CORN LAW A NEW SONG ON THE CORN BILL .... ... 343 . ....... ...... .... . 305 ...... . . BATTLE OF WATERLOO IV.... ........ A NEW HUNTING SONG .... 355 BOTANY BAY . . . . THE CRISIS . ....... . .. ..... .. . . 340 MISCELLANEOUS. .... 298 300 LORD NELSON KING GEORGE . ... .
.. .... . THE FEMALE MONSTER THE UNDERTAKER'S CLUB . 403 ...xvi CONTENTS. ... . .. ...... 371 MARY ARNOLD...... . 364 . ............. 394 ...... .. ..... . .. THE LIFE AND TRIAL OF PALMER .... THE LONDON MERCHANT FAREWELL . . GILES'S . THE THREE BUTCHERS ... . . ... ..... .. 379 ... ... . LIFE OF THE MANNINGS .. VAN DIEMAN'S LAND .. .. 374 ....... .. 366 368 .... ... 382 385 .. .. . ..... ....... ... .. 377 A TIDY SUIT FOR ALL THAT ......... .. .... 388 390 ... .. .. 392 .. .... PAGE . ...... . . 396 399 AND ST. . .. . . THE RAGGED COAT THE COLLIER SWELL RILEY'S ..... BOXING DAY IN ST.......... .. . ... . YOUNG WILLIAM THE BROKEN HEARTED GARDENER . 361 FAREWELL TO JUDGES AND JURIES MY BONNY BLACK BESS.. JAMES'S 1847 .. ..
folk. she was on a level with the cattle. Concerning a woman. what I'm going to unfold. Whenever a ATTEND I'll tell to my ditty.SALE OF A WIFE. being thus accoutred. it being considered that. who by auction was sold. foreigner used to write that Englishmen sold open market. Chorus. B life. . with halters round their necks. The halter round the neck was used when the wife was sold at market. In two of my books ("Old Times" and "The Dawn of the Nineteenth Century ") I have given numerous instances. and thus could legally be sold. their wives in . a comical joke Tis a positive fact. you frolicsome . they were not believed in England but it was nevertheless a fact. and prosper through The Sailor that purchased the Carpenter's wife. you a story Then long may he flourish. and even as lately as last year a man sold his wife.
on my life.* Five and sixpence three farthings. " means the remnants of The goose is the large iron used for pressing the seams. or rather too. by auction. in three cracks. So. The husband and wife they could never agree. And fatten her well upon Cabbage and goose. Now The Says first she was put up without grumble or frown. Just look at her beauty. A carpenter lived For ten Being a little. bid was a tailor. fond of his beer Being hard up for brass it is true.2 SOCIAL. . . etc. The auctioneer came. " cabbage making up garments. He sent round the bellman announcing the sale. with his curly head . and that without fail . and two balls of wax. And the Carpenter's wife stood up in a Cart. I will . without more delay. tied in a halter. . he sold off his wife. shillings. and sober likewise * . that bid half a crown he. the auctioneer cries. give you nine shillings. She's mighty good-tempered. Then up jump'd I'll a cobbler. For he was too fond of going out on the spree They settled the matter. cloth stolen in As applied to tailors. so smart. make her a lady so spruce. with his hammer. Six and ten said a barber. a butcher then said. he took her away. said he. All in the hay-market. not a mile off from here.
the brass on the nail . September 19. and even pence. appears. said the bold auctioneer. rapidly dwindled down to shillings. Damme. is nobody here Will bid any more ? Is not this a bad job ? Going Going I say she is gone for ten bob. . she's three out of four. 1797 "An . with his darling so sweet. it relished the joke. not a screw more. 3 shillings I bid for her. and And she jump'd straddle-legs on The people all gave her a smack." But this was extravagance. And gave the young Sailor three hearty good cheers He never cried stop.SALE OF A WIFE. thank you. another exchanged his wife for ox. with the exception of a man who which he sold for six guineas. the beau. They danced and they sung. Until he was landed in Denison Street. and piper to play. lately fetched twenty-five guineas. Then Jack to his hammock with Betsy did go. untill the break of day. While the fiddler and the piper played "Rosin. : hostler's wife. an next highest quotation is three . He shook hands with Betsy." Wives at the market did not fetch good prices the highest I know of. . is recorded in The Times. the and a half guineas but this In 1881. Thank Going you. They sent for a fiddler. . a wife was sold at Sheffield for a quart of beer in 1862. to his back. for ten there ! ! The hammer was struck The sailor he paid down that concluded the sale. as. sir. Ten said a sailor. in the country.
. John Hobbs He married Jane Carter. somehow. says Hobbs. hung dingle dangle. Like most married couples. Sometimes they were unsaleable. John Hobbs. I will strangle. . they tell us fellows sellers. John Hobbs jolly shoemaker. . John Hobbs. The rope it was ready. give me the rope. John Hobbs. John Hobbs . John Hobbs John Hobbs ! . says Hobbs . John Hobbs. Smithfield he brought her But nobody bought her. John Hobbs Hobbs. He John Hobbs. John Hobbs ! . Jane Hobbs. Jane Hobbs. And none of them wanted Jane Hobbs. was purchased at Selby Market Cross for a pint and the South Wales Daily News. To To 'scape from hot water. his wife cut him. I won't stand to wrangle. tells us that one was parted with for a glass of ale. With a few hubble-bubbles. Oh. A A shoemaker. The wife-dealing Were all of them But. John Hobbs. tied a rope to her. jolly ! . John Hobbs. Oh. They settled their troubles. May 2. John Hobbs. . John Hobbs. Come. he caught a tartar. his wife cut him.4 SOCIAL. John Hobbs. But he caught a tartar. John Hobbs . No damsel look'd smarter . John Hobbs John Hobbs . Myself And hang dingle dangle. happy shoemaker. They all were afraid of Jane Hobbs. Yes. John Hobbs. 1882. He He tied a rope to her. But down But down John Hobbs. who'll buy a wife ? says A sweet pretty wife. John Hobbs. as we learn by the following ballad : JOHN HOBBS.
A WOMAN NEVER KNOWS WHEN HER DAY'S WORK'S DONE. . always at her work. and loving wife. I tell you the vicissitudes of life. There's nothing. Drown sorrow and dull care. A woman never knows when her day's work's done. Married men of all degree. Now just While attend to me. kind. understand. . Tho' sometimes used to run . As a good She is temper'd. like a Turk Here and everywhere compelled she has While a man can banish care. Half so pleasing to a man.
That if any man should dare ill-use his wife. Then To And just attend to me. your wives be kind and free. find 'ere you begin. never mind the clatter of her tongue. be advised by me. Who will strive his wife to rule. . For a woman never knows when her done. Men.6 SOCIAL. We But nothing ought to hear. With heavy irons on him day and night. " my " darling and " my man dear. Her all indulgence give." And to please his wife a should miles run. Chorus. about. Or drive You will her. Then happy will he live. That man must be a fool. Use the women tenderly. You know A woman never knows when her day's work's done. like an elephant. in. day's work's Every married man should know They now have made a law. Six months he will bewail In a dark and dismal jail. You may knock nine devils But never can you knock one devil out. the live-long week. If you the truth will speak.
They're oft used worse than slaves. Give the compliment again. They must frizzle. cheerful run. That a woman never knows when her day's work's done. Married women take advice. And must not dare to use their pretty tongue. starch. your husband should complain. fry. They must get your victuals ready in a They must get you tea and toast. They must mangle. If the truth you will but tell. 7 to please her all For you you must always must know full well. clean the quilt and rugs. And whack him with the wooden When some women well behaves. must They They must hunt the fleas and bugs. that's nice. That a woman never knows when her day's work's done. Let the world say what it will. rolling-pin. and blue. Get you every thing A little if And drop of brandy. and prove it still. I will say.A And WOMAN NEVER KNOWS. or gin. rum. And wash the dirty shirt upon your back. They must nurse your little daughter and your son. and roast. They must wash and iron on. crack. .
to your wives be kind. . like a poor goose. And. Men. Thus pleasure you will find. A woman never knows when her day's work's done. Get nothing but abuse. Chorus. never knows when her day's work's done. If this statement A woman you deny.8 SOCIAL. surely a lie. And happy You must through the world you tell will run.
not keep you long. Chalk Farm and a famous Jew's Harp. but please to attend.* GOOD So I folks I will try at a song. : With my To what If you'll budget of public places I'm about to rehearse. Where to go. . will hope you I'll make no wry faces. Written in 1815. There's the Opera A * House at the West. f Referring to the . Believe me.THE TREATS OF LONDON. With the Tower of London so grand. famous O. Where a huge pocket-pistol you see.t renown. The contest you all may remember Old Drury that was burnt down. And With Salmon's Wax Work in the Strand. if you've money to spend. Covent Garden Garden of O.P. the Sans Pareil after your tea. You will learn from my play-bill in verse.P. (Old Prices) riots. And Bartlemy Fair in September.
best. There's the Wells. . A walk in the Temple for Lawyers. Sirs. For Men Milliners on a Sunday. A Lord's Cricket Ground that is With a Tottenham Playhouse so ne. Sirs. I ween. Sirs. you may feed on the Then walk in the Regency Park. Hyde Park and the Serpentine too.w. And " the Royalty the too. Where bow-wow eclat. Sirs.io SOCIAL. And Bond Street parade in addition. in the City. A forum there for debate." British Museum's a its treat. Vauxhall with fireworks pretty. Played with and where you may view. The fine bridge 'twixt Bankside and the Strand. And the Somerset House Exhibition. A Fives Court for milling in fun. is With a cock-pit for cruelty's sport. With Westminster Abbey to range. their sparks " Where belles and you will meet. gay. A Parliament House for the great. performers so grand. pay well. With Kensington Gardens when clean. And The " All alive in Exeter 'Change. Where. There's Wigley's promenade too. and Grimaldi so rum. A Surrey Theatre there's too.
11 and masquerades. And spouting rooms. With balls. Astley's horses. With prime song-clubs in the " Shades. Indian Jugglers deceive in Pall Mall. too. and its Whispering Gallery. too. The Londoners' St. too. The Monument. without any raillery. concerts. Guildhall for a lottery prize. And also. half a score. . Paul's principal boast." Knock 'em down with a Bravo Encore ! ! Gas lights too flare in your eyes. a tall post.THE TREATS OF LONDON. still bear the bell.
and hourly his own brain racks. our former roaring trade. that John Bull's con- stitution Is only to be saved by the Income tax. Sir Robert Peel started the present income which be- came law. or mumbling. has studied his con- now be dition. Chorus. more. daily. with underfeeding him. had we to our aid. our grizzling. at sevenpence in the pound.THE INCOME TAX. tax. over-drained before. is We'd laugh * at Bobby Peel and his Income Tax. Sevenpence found. OH ! And what Though He'll poor old Johnny Bull has his Cup of sorrow full. in the pound. June 22. our grumbling. . he must lose a little and bleeding him. 1842. Peel* the state physician. And And bled again by the Income Tax. and leeching him. is the sum that must be Useless Still. He's come to the conclusion.
Their patients. must increase their price of pills. So they'll all adopt Peel's plan. not a fib. So. of bleeding all they can. The shopkeeper. who kept his one horse shay. The Law's great alteration has brought them tion. their 'Tis the farmers that should. their business is to pray. and ought to pay the Income Tax. . and tithes nearly breaks their backs. They are already ruined by Infirmaries and Quacks. that for them to pay be'ant The cesses. rates. The farmers fair. (when they get 'em) for the Income Tax. The swelling Bills of Costs for the Income Tax. full of ills. why should they pay the Income Tax ? all While The Lawyers all declare it really is unfair. are discharging all The manufacturing bands hands. the parsons say. Doctors. ruina- And By if they make compliance. To drive out on a Sunday. pray. and sometimes on a Mon- day. once gay. all declare. The manufacturers say Assert 'tis 13 that they ought not to pay. but they really can't contribute.THE INCOME TAX. they all must rob their Clients.
of the Income Tax. In their rota. who have money a in the Bank. as their quota. are always cross through the Income The Bishops. respectable And managing meet. the demurest. put Now. Sinecurist. Are turned Those and 'tis all through the Income Tax. So our wives Tax. home and bonnets snivel. the Placeman. grumblers.14 SOCIAL. pocket's clearance. all Oh. his Must now town. without a doubt. folk of middling rank. His daughters and his wife. complete. shay put down. and stick to trade and Because he must so pay to the Income Tax. and the Ministers of State. was their washing out. they must all pay their shot. obliged to hear his Stay Their at strife. wherever you are ruined and these are all facts may roam. or not. . the washing's done at home. rich and great. The And gayest. and in snarls go snacks. And make by appearance. laundresses For. instead of those old blue ones having new ones. to just make both ends Must cut a bit off one end for the Income Tax. then.
all all are out of spirits through the Income Tax. must do without Champagne. whenever corporal punishment decreed." and jogg'd him. Palace. Just like the tale of old. And. "Strike * Her Majesty pays Income Tax on her private property. The Lords. I've come for the Income Tax. all on fire.THE INCOME TAX. Who. They So. as 15 a tip-top sample. any of her subjects. t Cant name for gin. . our Queen's a high example. And a Teetotaller turn through the Income Tax. of the soldier we were told. Her Majesty. ranks through the Nation. One The foregoes his Brandy another his Max | porter can't regale. The Squires will they bear it ? must give up Hock and Claret Tradesmen. like t It falls to the lot of the drummers is in the army to flog. think not of or port sherry. writh'd about With torment higher. while the drummer J flogg'd him. no longer merry.* I wish of rupees had lacs. to great Buckingham Your Majesty. and all their train. he cried aloud. he's obliged to leave off Ale. The Collector he sallies. must put up with privation.
strikes. Sir Robert Peel he Nobody likes the cuts of the and cuts us where he Income Tax. . is like the cat nine It lashes our bodies cuts into our backs.1 6 SOCIAL. likes. drummer. o' The Tax with tails. with his Sir Robert Peel's the Income Tax. its fine tales.
you sons of toil. " There's a good time coming. it is their lot. Henry Russell wrote. boys. who. and the result is a strike. and that. On the other hand. which appears to to be fairly typical. or at granted. much to banish the black STRIKING TIMES. As an antidote to me the discontent and privation consequent on bad trade. CHEER While up. and not take you long. and a strike is very his getting an advance of wages which all might not have been otherwise conceded. a man has a right to sell his labour as dearly as he can. on the Continent. I try to amuse you. events tardily Naturally there are many street ballads on' this vital subject to the ballad-singer's listeners.IN every civilized society there is an antagonism between The employer and employed. There are plenty of demagogues." which en- joyed immense popularity. in order to keep their factories going and their hands employed they do not think that England has to compete with the whole world. and I will listen to my song. men do not often take thought of the losses their employers have sustained. if he so pleases. are cheaper. for pay. cheer up. so they should bear a portion of the burden. injurious to all parties. or to refuse to sell often it when a depression only fair that the means of at all. will fan the flame of discontent. but I have only selected one. wages . C . and did spirit of discontent. between capital and labour. that and the men are more contented with in trade occurs.
receive a fair day's pay. May order mark their conduct. on both sides of the They made a strike last Monday. Ifs high time that working men should have it their own way^ And for This is a fair day's labour. And surely they've done something. Employers must be made to see they they like. of London. It is the master's greediness causes the men The labouring men Thames. Chorus.1 8 SOCIAL. complain their fate hard. begin to They've made a bold strike for their rights in 1853. but blow. by is thousands. for they've upset the Sun. of England. which adds much to their names. at length The working men see. strikes me so. it the time for striking. and success be their reward. Monopoly has had some knocks. Some of our London Printers. . at least. can't do what to strike. this must be the The working men. this glorious work begun.
their ends Though the masters find they lose a deal. quietly. large fortunes For things could not be otherwise. their way. the tide must soon be turning. Stockport. splendour. be robbed of half their earning. . or else be better In Spitalfields the Weavers worked with joy. and with a saucy tone.STRIKING TIMES. they gave them demand. to show their masters. will either cease to work. in former ages. the workman gnaws the bone. They find the men won't. That they paid.. with Kidderminster The unflinching men of in their train. with labour badly paid. They roll along in As Cobbett says. Our London Weavers mean and the trade. 19 but they made them. tired out of asking foj a better scale of The monied men have had they have made. they eat the meat. But they're wages. to gain. Their masters did not relish it. Three hundred honest weavers have struck. Before the next day's sun had their set. understand.
A parody on Jetty . "Trab. Cab. 22. * t By this is probably meant the Act Treffz' i & 2 Will. Begging them to letters. Trab. made up their minds week. for three bob more a week. ceedingly humorous. Cab. treat. IV. they have not The Cabmen. and got in And though each got the sack. there'll be the devil to pay. being the story of how an exceedingly fat man hired a cab and drove all over London. recollect that they were men it of They asked a crack. without a little The farming men of Suffolk have lately called a go. and last their masters. now is not that a The Hackney pin. the Dockyard Men are all a going And soon Mike. call out. In Liverpool the Postmen struck. man has got his bag.20 SOCIAL. It's * has Carriage Act proved a very bitter no use to your skill. before they reap or sow. Trab.f drive off and show The Coopers and to strike. To stop the Cabs from running. cap. and sent word to their betters. famous song. And swear they'll have their wages rose." This parody is exat Jullien's Promenade Concerts in 1850.
with their mournful . GIVE attention awhile to my rhymes. I assure you these critical times Have reduced me to great poverty." etc. more numerous than now." or " Have got no work to and in the early part of the century they were do. Good people of every degree.. THE MECHANICS APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. One infest the streets of London.WE are all familiar with the carefully got up mendicants who howls how that they are " Frozen-out gardeners. etc. . sample of this style of ballad must suffice. as the police were not so efficient.
And my misery long to deplore. With my family around me. > '. I confess. But misfortune. Mechanics are now at a stand. in all quarters. And that is the cause. at (the truth I will tell) home . all is bad. And And trade. Dame Fortune on me long has frown'd. Chorus.SOCIAL. They're complaining over the land. sad. You may behold everything dead. And their children are crying for bread. And pity Then good people attend to my rhymes a tradesman reduced . The tradesmen are all standing still. For appealing to yon in these times I submissively hope you'll excuse. she owed entered in me a grudge. And Did little. their children are hungry and Travel Britain wherever you will. . And my Cottage door. I once did in happiness dwell. Which compels me to roam up and down. I'm a tradesman reduced to distress. And caused me in sorrow to mourn. I think I'd have cause for to roam.
sold. No food. May your breast such affliction ne'er feel. heave a in sorrow and agony grieve. With cold and with hunger they cry. nor The Weather employment have I. pray. The same will repay you again. good With a you pass him by. . you that distress never knew. And my goods are taken for rent. For subsistence my clothes I have I wander to look for a friend. So now my sad troubles are told. I confess. Which grieves me to see. And my tale I am going to end. A little you never will miss. is cold and severe. Oh. To one who in sorrow complain. And our heavenly Father above. Christians.THE MECHANICS APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. sigh. Who For a tradesman reduced. And. as little. do him relieve. The sufferings that I do endure. I cannot to you half reveal. And I I do in sorrow lament for have no food my all Children dear. . 23 My family now weep in distress.
to Are sure make .THERE is a great deal of superstition. contained in WOMEN'S SAYINGS. By daylight or dark. and folk-lore. And you High and shall hear my rhyme. in the olden times low. and give attention. rich and poor. DRAW The near. old women's sayings. Some curious remark .
Or lay before the fire. To keep the witches out. There's a stranger * in the grate. For some believe one thing.WOMEN'S SAYINGS. If there's two knives across. At the house of rich or poor. the tokens. . in my young days. And some believe another. Or. With some foolish idea Your brains they will bother. Chorus. It will rain or freeze. You are sure to have a fight. Unconsumed carbon. A cinder with a hole In the middle * is a purse. the deposit of very gaseous coal. was. which it wraps round the bars. Its sign until finally parts and is blown away. A horse shoe's o'er the door. Of superstitious The signs and Of my grandmother's days. The first thing you will see. Bellows on the table. that a stranger would visit the house ere the day was over. 25 These are odds and ends ways. Cause a row both day and night. if the cat should sneeze.
You'll get a lot of pudden. life. In a church. Butter will be cheap. If the bottom of your foot itch. you'll kneel. winding sheet in the candle Is a sure sign of death. strange bed fellow found. which is worse : A spider. ticking in the wall. A your elbow itch. If your left eye itches. A spark If Is a letter sure as your right eye till itches.26 SOCIAL. itch. : You'll tread on fresh ground If your knee itch. that's a good'un. in a candle. or the right. You Is will But the If left laugh outright. When the grass grows there : . You'll cry A out of breath. from the fire. if If I your back should do declare. Is a coffin. And your belly itch. very good at night. But a long one. Is the death watch at night.
Or if the cock should crow. Spilling of the salt anger outright. Some one If will die. You'll be married to a snob.WO MEN ^S If the SAYINGS. at night. or your jacket On inside out. Is a gift that's funny. Or else to a tailor. railer. . She'll have a little boy If Dreams That has got three legs. I'm no upstairs. if the door Should rattle in the night. 27 dog howl Or mournfully cry. If the cat licks her foot snow. If your hand itch in the middle. you stumble Indeed. Put your gown. will You change your luck. The cat washing her The wind will blow. your sweetheart of bacon and eggs. You Is will get some money. You'll see a ghost. It is sure for to face. A speck on your finger nail.
or eleven. And if she snaps two. somebody Going over your grave. your little toe itch. till You'll get vexed If you jump . If you go under a ladder. She'll have a child it deems.28 SOCIAL. You'll get as drunk as a If fish. You'll have an ugly old man. you lay with your head Underneath the clothes. If a girl She's sure to have twins . You'll be lost in a wave. snaps one finger. your great toe itches. If you shiver. And if she snaps eight. You'll get kicked on the rump. you see a star shoot. Nine. ten. What If has got no nose. And If be put to the rout. It's a chance if she don't Have twenty and If seven. You'll get what you wish. You'll have bad luck and fall. there's . your nose itches. If a hair get's in your mouth.
And some say that bad luck Is better than none at all. The great superstitions Of the olden time. . 29 I So to please all have told you outright.WOMEN'S SAYINGS. in rhyme.
" The George Shillibeer who is in last verse was a large coach proprietor. who is supposed to have ballad. etc. now run to Brighton. 1829. written the subjoined was the companion of Corinthian Tom and Jerry Hawthorn. even letting the sung out hearses and mourning-coaches. It was essentially a horsey age. 1825. for railways were not. Bob Logic. first of which ran from the Yorkshire Stingo. . Guildford. so that people were obliged to rely on horses for their means of locomotion to any distance. Marylebone Road. with the exception of their being larger. and they were very well horsed in fact. almost everything on To him is due the introduction of the Omnibus. the wheels. on July 4. Nay. Great improvement had been made in the construction of the stagecoaches. to the Bank of England. the first (Stockton and Darlington) being opened September 27. they were very much like those which .BALLADS exemplifying the first half of the present Century would be incomplete without some mention of coaching. whose pranks were so graphically described by Pierce " Egan in his Life in London. at least during the first quarter.
But the New Diligence is so much to my mind. Book Brighton their place in the New Diligence. a trump away. to Brighton I've been. so let persons of sense. I don't mean to tell you of all I have seen. in his day. to figure his gig for upset.BOB LOGICS DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW BRIGHTON DILIGENCE FOR INSIDE PASSENGERS ONLY BOB LOGIC'S my name. Tippy Jack) whom we was knew. Once But set off to Brighton. . That to sing in its praise I all am fully inclined.
fix.32 SOCIAL. As I in six am hours time they at Brighton arrive. as that pleasure they'll Secure at all seasons from weather and wind. or crack of a spoke. And In here is company such the place where Bob Logic would as he wishes to be. the first in The Coupe This. this fitted for six. were possible once to upset. . for a ride. cannot imagine what harm they could different the time. description must be. will just in English. The next is the Coach. get. in may ride. There's nothing so sure. How You And when on the outside. if it side. In safety and comfort the company set . means Chariot. and daughter carriage. And And I then comes the Omnibus. sure that no pleasure can equal the drive. the too certain signal to have your neck broke. if you went Was the loss of a lynch pin. held fast by the rail. . Obliging and good-natured and free. four on each Hold you secure in all weathers they ride. and hold three Here a lord. when the blasts bitter blow. with his lady. The passengers all are secured from the Snow. As in their own splendour and is pride. And each Goodman will see. find. civil. For they're all inside places no drenching with wet.
'Tis my fate to suggest. I With the Commons would in the Omni approach. so I'll just give a hint. In prime style they'd be at St. twelve namesakes of mine. The new diligence Constitution to name. If they take the Coupe. . James's set down. and Commons each part of the same.NEW BRIGHTON DILIGENCE. Sixteen shillings the fare in the Coach large and fine. And King. One Guinea a seat is the price of Coupe". Lords. As I mean that my song should be put into print. and Lords take the coach. And the price in the Omni. 33 As economy now is the rage of the day. Should their majesties then wish to come up to town.
They draw up their seats. . To squeeze up the papers quite tight in their hair. An To fit hour or two they must certainly spare. The modern dames. both abroad and at home. Have got such a fashion of wearing the comb To church or to market. and with them walk. And when Then up that these ladies give over their talk. OF all the gay fashions that are come in vogue. The tongs then to warm. But must take an hour to paper their hair. There's none so praiseworthy you'll find I declare. As the elegant fashion of papering the hair. From walking at evening these ladies retire. they ready prepare. . or bonny red brogue. in their combs. to the looking-glass straight they will walk. and to paper their hair. Since wearing the mantle. to talk. they cannot repair. and chat by the fire. When in the evening they chance for to To see their sweethearts.PAPER'D-UP HAIR.
and the paper'd-up Among other fair ones she is .PAPER^D-UP HAIR. . You may do it with pipes. 35 They'll dance. black. To toy with a young one. their hair. their arms they will square. and they'll caper. The paper and combs they quickly disperse For nursing and cooking is then their whole care. I suppose they don't care. They may then bid adieu to the paper'd-up hair. the cheapest of curling that ever was found. But when they are married. it's just the reverse. For they tear up the Bible to paper All you young lads that are frisky and trig. hair. For colour of hair. When she's wanting the comb. To It's see if the papers look tight in their hair. white. and paper her hair. is cut but a sport She looks very shabby and out of repair. whose hair short. Pray shun the old females that wear a false wig . . Whose delight is to trim up. still make it your care. Should you meet with a female. or brown .
I does. . My little pint noggin of beer. the maggots will come. For I likes a drop of good beer. voices loud let and And Who us sing./ LIKES A DROP OF GOOD BEER. I never goes out. And cause Port wine to be dear. bated the tax upon beer. whoever he beer. So meat cheap. In drinking of rum. tries To rob a poor man of his Let Ministers shape the Duty on Cape. I is. And his eyes. the bread and And gie us a drop of good beer. Tse pertickler fond of my beer. that they keep. but I carries about. And soon bald pates will appear . bless Billy the King. COME With both great and small. one and all. Chorus. clear.
/ LIKES A DROP OF GOOD BEER. And be to her subjects dear. there's it is right. Long may Queen Victoria reign. wherever we Only give us a skinfull of beer. and I. my wife always says field. goes. In harvest labouring man To reap and sow. At market on Saturday night. I never need For fear. barley grow. of beer. the jug foam. such good cheer. 37 My wife feel always dry. and make And to give them a skinfull The nothing can yield. The Let farmer's board will plenty afford. or from near. And we'll wallop her foes. Then a noggin of beer. it come from far. will And at harvest home. If he gives his men plenty of beer. .
. something that's witty. Snips. I'm a lady possessed of three outs. a cant term for a quartern of gin served in three between them. which. exactly hold the quantity. bakers.* I've neither wit. not too short. grocers and tanners. money. But concerning town. GOOD people. nor manners. snobs.THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE. or too long. And listen to It is attend to my song. So pray of the * bottle beware. city. This is glasses. country and Advice to all tradesmen I give.
awl. He sold all the lot for a bob. All night like a goose he does sob. Our bed clothes are all up the spout. Singing joy and success to the bottle. And poured the contents down his throttle. And jigs to the lapstone may whistle. luck to the drunken old snob. . And he's just as much sense as a donkey. He the chairs and the tables took out. looks in the face like a monkey. And sent the proceeds down his Bad throttle. His leather.THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE. An old sack for an apron he wears. I had a good tussle. And his nose is as big as a pottle. 39 My He old man is a ranting old snob. And singing success to the bottle. lapstone and bristles. All day he sits hugging the pot. He has worn out the seat of his breeches. And that is all rent into stitches He has never a crown to his hat. Last night he fell over the stairs. He sold all the old shoes in the shop. May My gown Though with him the old rogue sold for rags. the devil take him and the bottle. He has but one shirt to his back. .
This word seems simply to be used in order to course. the ranting old snob and the bottle. And when he gets out of the door. Every morning he pours down With * " Waxey. if And But they may as well talk to a post. The boys holloa out after him. Don't you think that I've got a good pull. the old rogue doesn't pay. Enough for to drown a bull. And the butcher and baker." his throttle. I am poor. May the devil fetch him and the bottle. there are wattles of turkeys (hurdles). by jingo. three halfpence And my bonnet and bustle.40 SOCIAL. And killed the poor cat with the bottle. Of make up a and wattles . My nightcap he sold for a mag.* Last night he woke up in a fright. luck to the ugly old ghost. Bad He says unto me. but neither are applicable. Just nine times as large as a wattle. And call me his dear loving doxey. rhyme. They'll shove him for twelve months in limbo. There's the landlord calls three times a day. For the money all goes down his throttle. There's a hump growing out of his back.
41 Though quiet and easy I take it The bottle has robbed me of tea. . And The left me both hungry and naked. what an excellent job Old Nick fetch'd the snob and the bottle. The bottle has quite ruined me.THE SNOB AND THE BOTTLE. . And burnt all his tripes and his throttle ! And. bottle has robbed the old snob. at length.
if his father stood near. go down on your knees . looks I've a nice little sheelah across the salt sea. By the powers. to sweet Kathleen. cried Rory More. Oft swore by the soul of the shamrock so dear. and a terrible breeze. Rory. them good bye as he sailed from the He twirl'd sight. if he once in his clutches should come.RORY The O MORE TURNED TEETOTAL. cess to the Queen and the Jarmins says he. O Then he took And wish'd land. and make love to the Queen. to YOUNG Rory O More who fashions to see. Och Bad Her I'll ! a broth of a boy was bold Rory O More. That he'd bate the young prince. on. . little Shiel. round his blackthorn when clean out of And The knock'd down the captain for fun and delight. : He'd give him what Paddy bestowed on his drum For Rory had leathered his rivals before. go beam so brightly on Erin's green shore. London had been. and old Dan by the hand. But a squall coming sailors cried.
over and take a sly drop of the crame. Tipperary. the famous advocate and was born at apostle of Temperance. 1790. and was Ireland. On one visit to Galway he administered the pledge to one His influence over the hundred thousand persons in one day. and there's Coffee sold here. unto bold Rory these words he did say. but visited England and America. Here he interested himself much in the condition of the poor. working amount of classes. I will sit at my ease. And rough. Thomastown. drink to my friends on the shamrock shore. what's ailing the ! man ? temperance you're being. 1856. and in 1838. and mirth. October 10. Arrah what do I see ? sure my eyes are not clear. and the He did not confine his exertions in the cause of temperance to Ireland. or blow smooth. He was ordained in 1814. was enormous. The sign is removed. especially of the Irish. of whiskey. Being landed once more at the land of his birth. och leave off that same. Cried Rory. appointed to a chapel in Cork. do as you please. Co. ! Och Murther it cried Rory. The He Is land of shilalieghs. I'm safe if the~ship should go down. He died December 8. good he did is incalculable. enrolling in the course of five months one hundred and fifty thousand converts. . For I paid my Insurance before I left town. he began his famous total abstinence campaign.RORY O MORE TURNED TEETOTAL. Mathew * The Reverend Theobald Mathew. haul away. his attention having been called by a Quaker to the evils of drunkenness. 43 Then Blow pull away. ! Come Father And * himself was passing that way. cried Rory O More. Success to old Ireland. met Denis Grimes with a face pale and wan.
And Rory O Wear As he More. And this is the cry that shall sound from the shore. I'll try my best. And the green hills of Erin once more shall resound.44 SOCIAL. looks on his Kathleen. no more's to be seen. and his beautiful Kate. . father. he says with a smile. But the daughters of Erin trip light o'er the green . shall be Queen of the Emerald Isle. the judges look blue. The gaols are all empty. That she And the shores of Hibernia with gladness shall sound. For the sake of Hibernia be tipsy no more. temperance medals." cried Rory O More. " God bless the Teetotal. The lawyers are starving with nothing to do. cried Rory O More. so dasent and nate. Of the hurlings and fightings.
when the liquor's been spilt. and if you've been . of Father Mathew's Mill. There's a wheel in this denial. Bill. MILL. You must know that this comical Mill has been built. You've a paper to sign at Father Mathew's Mill. I'll tell you what. You go up the steps. Discussing the merits of brandy and gin. in. ale. wine and spirits. and when at the door sill. by signing the paper (I think). to day. I've been hearing. Said one to the other. You That promise." Mill that they call "self They turn it a bit.HURRAH FOR FA THER MA THE WS Two jolly old topers once sat at an inn. you never will drink. Of old broken casks. as they call such rascally swill. You're very soon cured in Father Mathew's Mill. You'll give up. And then you go into Father Mathew's Mill. just to give you a trial Old clothes are made new ones. it. .
46 Bill listened. And walked briskly on in the highway of wealth. he shouted out still. " Let us go and look in at Father Mathew's Mill. Then next came a fellow as grim as a Turk. He had beat and abused her. SOCIAL. drunk as he was. to be here sitting still. how altered was he ! His conduct was changed They no more contended and how happy was she shan't Mill. into the Mill. Tom. I will. and wondered. And when he came out. For many long years they'd been living in strife. oh . And. But his heart took a turn in Father Mathew's Mill. and swore he would kill. at length he cried out Why. ! no. his skin he would fill. he reeled . swore that that morning. Success to the wheel of Father Mathew's Mill as ! The next that went in were a man and his wife. for up came a man. He quickly came out quite the picture of health. onward he pressed. his visage was wan." They gazed with amazement. What fools we must be. With disease and excesses. the steps signed the pledge with good And went for a turn in Father Mathew's Mill. you But together they're blessing Father Mathew's yes. He mounted will. if it's true what you're telling about. To He curse and to swear seemed his principal work. And.
and the purse was made long. I heard a great shout. A little time after. Were shouting hurrah for * Father Mathew's Mill. when he turned round the brow of the hill. 47 Conduct was changed. and his language as well. At length they went in for Father Mathew's Mill. sure I never could MILL. And a crowd. The poor were made rich. The shot * was made short. These miracles puzzled both Thomas and Bill. turned round to see what the noise was about. . 1 saw. tell. among which were both Thomas and I Bill. That he knelt and thanked God for Father Mathew's Mill. the rich were made strong. Credit.HURRAH FOR FATHER MATHEW^S But what he saw But his there.
life. upon her to say which way it went Chorus. The husband proved all himself a fool. and told him. I IT'S of a heard the other day. . How five and twenty shillings were expended week.HOW FIVE AND TWENTY SHILLINGS WERE EXPENDED IN A WEEK. He asked his wife. they live across the way. and showed him in a quite complete. tradesman and his wife. Who did kick up a glorious row . when his money was spent. So she reckon'd up.
now attend There's four shillings goes for meat. Coals. He says 49 my wages are list all gone. there's half a pound of soap. you say you B . out for fish.TWENTY-FIVE SHILLINGS A WEEK. bread. and three and ninepence. I'll make a noise. and it does me perplex. There's eightpence goes for sixpence wood and Coke. me is sevenpence a week. for vinegar. gave threepence the other night. Indeed. Three halfpence goes salt. one halfpenny for A penny goes And you for mustard. and There's fourpence for milk and cream. Continually you strife. then to me. A red herring every morning Sometimes you send can't eat meat. for a piece of pig's head. There's three and twopence house rent to me she said. and one and fourpence malt. old boy. and the house with tell you where your money goes . said she. a halfpenny for thread. To wash your nasty dirty shirt. . my bonny fill cock of wax. I will upon my life.
with tenpence butter.50 SOCIAL. I And a penny worth of Corduroy. It cost two pence next morning stew. and a halfpenny for pipes. Twopence sand. starch and blue. amongst your for a basin of hot dirty crew. . and twopence that and t'other. and a halfpenny for Sevenpence for Candles. Last Monday night you got so drunk. ninepence Sugar. I Last week you broke a water jug. and another. for shaving. had to buy There's sixpence for tobacco. you'd a bottle of ginger pop. There's a penny goes for pepper too. Sixpence Coffee. soda. and sevenpence for There's a penny goes for this thing. bought to mend your breeches. a halfpenny for matches. And you know last Sunday morning. as you shall understand. potatoes and greens. and twopence half- A penny swipes penny you owed . Seven farthings goes for snuff. over at the Barber's shop. A shilling you tea. see.
to have a drop of gin. 51 There's a penny goes for blacking. pop into the liquor vaults. . A three farthing rushlight every night.TWENTY-FIVE SHILLINGS A WEEK. to catch the bugs and fleas . and sit to drink and sing. and eight pence halfpenny cheese. And when you go I to the public house.
rope and bags. He. mend old bellows and bottom old She. He. every following thing. A man and a woman got married one day. We'll keep a school of high degree. plums and pears. THE WA Y TO Chorus. We will deal in She. She. is to show the by which people could manage to eke out a living in the half of the century. Hot baked sheep's head and taters hot. butter and lard. We'll salt fat bacon. We will buy old I'll He. We will We will chairs. flues. She. And And And learn the children A. starch and blues. go sweeping the chimney . B. He. She.THE only reason why first the subjoined numerous small industries is given. world must now begin. go She. LIVE. I'll sell I'll potash. deal in apples. C. out a gathering rags. We will sell red herrings and ginger pop. And thus As we the unto each other did say. He. great long songs for a penny a yard. and metal. He. Yes.
And make tin dishes and wooden and She. take in the news. J ' 1 To dance the Polka at threepence a week. He. He. And we'll learn the ladies all complete. She. shrimps and sprats. He. And I'll make salve for the ladies' toes. And let out donkeys a penny a . She. He. And I'll make sell We will And And stockings for children's feet. He. strops I'll and hones. tripe lard. meat for the ladies' cats. She. hot muffins and home baked bread. We'll deal in fish. sperm. 'twill be devilish hard. She. We'll have a mangle. And I'll go a cobbling ladies' shoes. sugar and figs. She. boiled. We'll deal in pickled cabbage and eggs. 53 make I'll bustles and lady's He. He. We'll deal in razors. And And sell mussels and pickled eels. We'll deal in lollipops. I'll LIVE. She. She. ducks hens and pigs. She. We'll deal in sausages. train and neat. We'll grind old razors. Pins and needles. cotton and thread. She. We'll buy a donkey. go out a picking up bones. He. fried. He. fresh. She. We'll deal in lobsters. legs. frills.THE WAY TO She. keep lodgings I'll sell for single men and their wives. and buy old clothes. We'll deal in paper. And if we can't live. scissors and knives. and ride. We'll deal in Oils. He. He. He.
She. He. sing. pea soup and milk. We'll sell ripe Cherries. I'll Come buy my Crockery ware. sleep in the garret at threepence a night. And go dressing the ladies hair. We will He. Wooden rolling-pins at the can't get Royal Exchange.) . And And I'll I'll cry. And if we on we may strange. I will the ladies fortune He. Old umbrellas to sell. He. She. take in the blooming ladies bright. think it He. (The chorus make up the last four lines of this verse. Oranges. lemons and pickled wilks. She. She. She. tell.54 SOCIAL.
It's * There is a line short in the original. . fun for to hear. OH ! what fun is is to be seen in town every day. as you walk up and down. for to meet.THE CRIES OF LONDON. The fashionable cries of great London town.* Chorus. Some You sort of a cry you are sure In winter and will find summer as the time of year flies. in London a melody of cries. There something to pass dull care away.
to day. a penny the lot. warranted sound. Here's good eating apples. Here's the last dying speech. Oh what a lie ! ! For half of them are not there. ma'm. Dust O. young lambs to sell. and sweep soot O. the Indian savage. a penny a quart. who'll buy a Mop ? . Now who'll buy a cap or a bonnet box Clothes pegs. Two bunches a penny. all hot. Apple. and see Here's lily now here's a go. Beef. sort. buy a clothes prop. Buy a pit ticket. Mutton. Fine ripe plums. Good strong laces. sale clothes the Jews do cry. a penny a pound. dust. come run. summer cabbage. now the blooming .56 SOCIAL. Clothes. or a bill of the play. white mussels. Here's fine young peas sixpence a peck. I forgot to tell. Live fleas with a gold chain round their neck. Fine pickled Buy a bird cage. what they do cry Fine pickled salmon. Do you want any matches. fetch a light. A strong deal table to be sold to night. spring watercress. or lines. toss or buy. Songs three yards a penny. Fine Cabbage plants. Here's fine Cauliflowers. And good salt cod. fine Walk up now. Penny a lot oysters. a halfpenny each. eels feet.
for to feed your Twelve a penny walnuts. cats. a halfpenny each. The next now who'll buy my song. or a door mat. ma'am. good friends. a 57 good woman's cap. Dog's meat. sprats. a hair broom. a walking stick. pretty maids. there. Penny a head celery. now who'll buy em ? Here are Good burning I think. good mealy potatoes from Paddy's land. a good ash stump. penny a plateful.THE CRIES OF LONDON. Buy a brush. Wood three bundles a penny. I have kept you too long. Here are mild red herrings. cry is. crack and try em. all Now who'll buy a good flint and Buy dry deal. a penny a lump. Fine barcelonies. steel. turf and lily white sand. Hearth stones. . Fine mackerel. says the Come move on New Police.
" as they menced their duties on New under the auspices of Sir Robert Peel * the were called. * Hence the names of "Bobby" and "Peeler" as applied to the Police. and has Whitaker for raised its standard of efficiency immensely. which.855. as to necessitate abolition. 1829. so much so. time they wore swallow-tailed coats and tall hats. doubt but that the change of costume to the tunic and helmet has induced a better class of men to join the force. Until a very recent and were the There is no subjects of good-humoured witticisms from all. 1888 gives the number of the Metropolitan Police as 13. were formed. and. " Police. and they com- September 29. had become the outcome of the old Watch. .THE Modern always its Police is inefficient.
darling courting To taste her roasted mutton : Some can sir. And some of rabbit pie. at Mitcham. He was a guardian of the peace.THE HONEST POLICEMAN OF MITCHAM. Some are fond of rabbit skins. And had a wife and daughter. twirl the rolling-pin If girls should them draw nigh. sir. And such a game they carried on. The Sergeant in the parlour lived. At least for to look after. . are glut- Some cookey goes. SOME Policemen are right honest men. Good lack a day. And his lady in the kitchen. A house the Sergeant had to keep. And some we know tons.
set the place They on fire. But Justice the Policeman caught. Pianoforte and shawls. They did so nicely fleece But great suspicion fell him. then for safety placed them of Uncle Balls.60 SOCIAL. His honest wife and daughter. The blankets and the cradles. upon The Sergeant of Policemen. sir. the chamber mug. And then to hide the wicked deed. And so it seems the Sergeant and His lady went a prigging. Chairs and mahogany tables. The Captain of his rights. They took the sofas and the beds. in The hands The neighbours say they had as much As they could well desire. The silver plate. . The Sergeant thought to cut his stick. Belonging to Captain Higging. Two hundred And sovereigns worth of goods. And bolt across the water. Sir. Such a lot of property was there.
THE HONEST POLICEMAN OF MITCHAM. Poor Sergeant Bob has gone to quod A place that does not suit him. And fingers were a itching And he will run and look so blue. coat and cape. . and In Merton. Alas ! 61 poor Bob has gone to quod. They know him well at Mitcham. And curse his wooden truncheon. He'll lose his lantern. And For soon he will his trial take. They know him well at Merton In Mitcham and in Tooting. About the job at Mitcham. To steal anothers goods his hands. that I know won't suit him. round. And hard bull beef be munching. and in Tooting.
and education. intelligence. Or on Sunday I shan't be of any use. my love. the present Police force was first organized it was composed of men decidedly inferior in physique. darling. These four form the chorus. Cookey darling. stunning Cookey I'm waiting at the airey. Cookey. ! Then bring me up something good to eat. . Some lush for my stomach to be warming. Cookey. And the grub * I'll put away on lines my beat. a parody of the song of Katty Darling. For you know. and were generally addressed by some slang name. darling. Pm waiting for thee* me You know Only that 'twas last night you gave half a leg of mutton and a goose. Above society of Cooks. Cookey. Your fire burns brightly.WHEN enjoy. I can see: to Then hasten your peeler. they were chaffed for their supposed partiality for the and I reproduce one ballad bearing on this " subject. Then hasten to your peeler. darling. to those constables whose protection we now They were made all the butt of every kind of coarse witticism." COOKEY DARLING. Cookey. Pm waiting at the airey.
ham. Cookey darling. on the table. you know to put it I am able. Then And I'll get the grub ready. If off that beef I haven't a two pound slice. Cookey. it was not bright. and every thing so nice. Veal. you know. Cookey darling. My love.COOKEY DARLING. too. drink it. I 63 Sent down because can see wine. I'm sure I shall go mad. stunning Cookey ! . But I hear the sergeant coming. out of sight. To Cookey. Cookey darling. Full well I know his power. ! Cookey. be back in half an hour. stunning Cookey I can see pies and puddings.
And after you my words have weighed. sell mind./ SHOULD LIKE TO BE A POLICEMAN. Though at me you may jeer and laugh. Your noise and bother cease. My pleasures 'twould increase. chaff. When O. SOME folks may talk about a trade. " For I'd make the " charges up myself. (and I do not should like to be a policeman. Of the boys. When I'm a new Policeman. I'd terror. Sirs. too. 'em. .) I mean to say. Sirs. Taking up and knocking down. man. Chorus. man. And I disturbance of every kind. I'm a new Policeman. I'd be the The fruit stalls. My joys But I think to decrease. man. A "charge" would be as good as pelf. You'll say it's no such thing. And the joys that from it spring. won't I come it jolly brown. with my staff would quell 'em.
man. is I they did. And who would dare to harbour doubt. The cracksmen too. From me there's no release. Tho' I'm one that likes the peace. If I was a new Policeman. Against a new Policeman. man. The boldest of men would be afraid. . man. should tip Or else I would soon lag 'em. my chops lick) When in my toggery I'm arrayed. And quickly would him flay. But if to me. A It drunken man's a chance I'd hail. Sir. naught to might. I I'd surely crack. That And. And I'm not a glutton. Sir. I should not see. should like to be a Policeman. I likes a bit of mutton. would my is ear delight. if amusement I should lack. " should not " stag 'em. A pate or two. To the kitchen maids like tho' 65 wax I'd stick. I'd turn his pockets inside out. (The thoughts on't makes me Oh. well I To For search right him would not fail./ SHOULD LIKE TO BE A POLICEMAN.
And pleasure without alloy. I mount on wings of joy. Sir. From I lushy swells. does to wealth and fame invite. Sir. or I'll lock 'em up. .66 SOCIAL. The prospect does me much delight. It When I'll I'm established in the force. should like to be a Policeman. have a bob a man. piece.
on Tuesday September qth 1845. and sporting blades. his children were burnt. it was fire occurred there. Between great Caunt and Bendigo. (A New Song on and the Great Fight between Bendigo for the Belt 400. alias Bendigo. BENDIGO. A William Thompson. was a native of Nottingham.THIS was a famous fight between these two redoubtable heroes.) YE ranting lads. and some of hardly safe to enter. Chorus. Caunt was a man of gigantic height who kept a somewhat disreputable public-house in St. will not keep you long. famous even in the bad old times of the Ring. and bore the prize . he won the mill. So we'll drink success to Bendigo. Concerning the great milling match that lately has been fought. in my young days. who showed such gallant play. CHAMPION OF ENGLAND. into which. it I'm sure that will please you well. come and listen to my song. which took place at Witchwood. For by his away. and was a professional pugilist from his twenty-first year of age. two lads of the right sort. andCaimt. Martin's Lane. skill.
eighteen hundred. and the prize way was brought in. belt. and some did their chafT. both those Two The champions quickly peeled. for to see the fight. forty five.68 SOCIAL. stouter hearts had never met. the ninth day of September. little till the best man does win. Some bet their ten on Bendigo. Both men shook hands. That won't be reply. the sporting coves While some did laugh. it straight- There let it hang says Bendigo. On To Witchwood did drive. till you're satisfied. then Caunt he did For I'll belt your hide fly. then at him he did . And when the ground was ready. the ring. fancy swore they were top mark. since an honour to Two Langan and Tom Spring. and some on giant Caunt. and of man did vaunt. braver men on England's ground did never take the field. Bendigo.
struck Caunt on the breast Which made him stagger round the ring. none could which was the in the best. made Bendi's ribs to rattle. . and showed some gallant play. But Caunt did boldly come again. Yet Bendigo would strike a blow. and quickly get away. Twenty tell four rounds these heroes fought. I'll have the belt. and the four hundred pound.BENDIGO. xHe made a job of poor Caunt's nob. Is that the 69 way? says Bendigo. This furious work soon drew the cork of Caunt's poor claret bottle. take it back again. CHAMPION OF ENGLAND. Says Bendigo. and fall the upon ground. and fairly spoilt Caunt's nose. Until in round the eighty fourth. But Bendigo left next round. While Gaunt returned the compliment. here. and hammered it amain. Which left his mark on the staring part. he gave some ugly blows.
when Caunt he could not rise. That he was not quite big enough to wollop Bendigo. The Tipton to Slasher now may come. but soon get know. Eighty eight rounds were fought. . And all declared the Bendy cock had fairly won he'll the prize.70 SOCIAL.
the Stock Exchange. Irish. They fought thirty-seven rounds in two hours and twenty minutes. many of the latter made a subscription in Sayers' behalf. after his THIS fight scarcely I introduce it. . and the brokers in Mark Lane clogged. ATTEND. and listen with delight. may be seen in Highgate Cemetery. wards proprietor of Howe's and Cushing's Circus at which he lost all the money he had. Gully was page to that monarch and M. His tomb THE BOLD IRISH YANKEY BENICIA BOY. near Farnborough. although full of fight indeed. 1860. and shortly afterwards died of consumption. aged thirty-nine. however.comes within the scope of this work. Sayers was all but helpless. though born at Brighton. To a ditty. was blind. although America was the The fight between these two took place on place of his birth. with the condition that he should fight no more. but it can never attain the dimensions and importance it enjoyed during the latter part of the reign of George III. the brutal sport has been revived. he ran Heenan's parents were also amuck of every body at last spectators broke into the ring. but it was supposed to be the last of Prizefighting. he . 'tis concerning the great and glorious fight. Many noblemen and He became partner and afterreceiving the interest for life. Altogether over three thousand pounds were subscribed and invested for the benefit of his children. you sons of Erin. as also did the Members of Lloyd's. because kind. and Heenan. He drank fearfully. when the police and and a more disgraceful scene was a prize-fight. for Pontefract.P. Unfortunately. April 17. even at Members of Parliament attended this fight in fact. and the whole of that of George IV. and Jackson was a gentleman. never witnessed. Sayers was of Irish extraction.
before the cock did crow. can boldly stand 'gainst any man. The British ring. see the English champion. and with joy . he did step in. Unto the scene of action these gallant lads did go. found that he'd got his match. was early in the morning. with joy. from the King's County came. His father. It Both men did did try. away And he'll beat the English champion. an Irishman. young Heenan is his name. will the bold Benicia boy. When Sayers. fight most manfully. and came up to the scratch. He He is young. when thousands went and the bold Benicia boy. . Chorus. to win each one to But they both appeared determined to conquer or die. SOCIAL. On To the seventeenth of April.72 . His son is a bold Benicia boy. bold and powerful. no care does him fib annoy. the English champion.
73 the morning both men were on in nearly the ground. in Derbyshire. and stake self. There's never been such a battle since the days of old Tom Cribb. the bobbies bolted in the ring. it all I'll bet a pound to half a crown. Tom But Sayers said he soon would doodle doo. he'd have his to do. . six minutes fought each proved And neither of to stand. preparing for the They hunted him. them would give all in while he'd a leg But the fight was in favour of the brave Benicia When boy. will carry off the When Heenan was fight. and did his hopes destroy. They two hours and himself a man. like bloodhounds. Yankee boy. my- If they fight again. each other they did fib. The claret flew in torrents. floored the gallant champion every round.THE BOLD IRISH YANKEY BENICIA At seven Heenan in BOY. lick the Yankee Tom work found out at Farnborough. in the middle of the night. the belt.
and carry off the When Heenan came land. fill a flowing bumper. But they were battle. and none could be more game.74 SOCIAL. far from a distant They said he was a all fool to come. But he was nothing daunted. Determined that he'd conquer. but to the ring did fly. to England. and jovially drink their health. to face an English- man. gain the victory. and made daylights rattle. May the best belt man win and conquer. . There never were two better men. mistaken when they saw the glorious his Heenan cooked the champion's bacon. or die. They Then are both two gallant heroes of honour and of fame.
it was only in the nature and fitness of things that " I'm Russell's extremely popular song. roam through the Quadrant and Lowther Arcade. I'm a Gent. Albert Smith did scarify him ! PM A I GENT. The present Cad." should . Afloat. I think the following was most sung in the streets. or 'Arry. but the Gent of those days was worse. I'M a Gent. I'm a Gent ready made.be parodied.course. . and of all that I remember. is bad OF Henry enough How in all conscience.
in the I'm a Gent. can sing a flash song. and when the Polka was the rage. hear them all say He's a gent in the Guards. I This gal adore is a creature divine.* the Polka f I dance. I I'm a registered swell from my head to my wear a moustache. took her to visit my uncle the duke. And 'Then I wink lor ! at the girls. There are gents. Though devilishly partial to lobsters and wine. I've a cane in my hand. I I far. and a light paletot. and a glass in my eye. I'm fond of Cremorne.76 SOCIAL. I And I'm rather attached to a party from France. I can play on the horn. like Sherry Cobblers. And I how they giggle to win my regards. love the Cellarius. and look at my tile. Examine my wcskct. who are handsomer But none who can puff with such ease. I dare say. with a She was struck with For * my figure and caught I hook. vogue about See " Jullien's Grand Polka. toe. in A the time t dance somewhat similar to a Redowa. Regent Street stylo. I'm a Gent. a cigar." . dcmme ! as they go by.
His father was a band-master. love of music. " If you don't dance the Polka. Balance on your left great toe. and to him we owe not only the Promenade Concerts. Everything was Polka Polka jackets. as one popular song ran " Don't you dance the Polka ? Won't you dance the Polka? ' Joys of earth are little worth. the sad. To the original Polka. but a vast improvement in the English orchestra. His band was the best of its time indeed. This dance became an absolute fitrore. Till they did learn the Polka. fact. JUL LIEN'S GRAND POLKA. fat. OH The ! sure the world lean. He died March 14. Louis ANTOINE JULLIEN was born at Sisteron. All swear such pleasure they never had. hence probably his He knew well how to cater for a popular taste. In . up your right leg so. which have brought good music into the amusements of the people.April 23. bonnets. etc. dance music was his great forte. which was introduced into England about 1844. First cock Stamp your heels and off you ! go. As a composer. Basses Alpes. 1860. he spared no expense to procure the very best instrumental and vocal performers. cigars. the gay. Chorus. 1812. and he was the first to seize on the Polka. Oh . the is all run mad.
" what a chance "- . And for the same she gave five pound All for to dance the Polka. quite. She'll say. A lady who lives in this town. A Frenchman he has arrived from By gammoning the Polka. Polkas bear the sway. She tumbled down. As if the first and last of Was but to learn the Polka. With sparkling eyes and rosy cheek. With Mother Briggs is sore at life. young man we'll have a treat. Quadrilles and Waltzes For all give way. And fill his pocket. On the way she got a dreadful fright. strife. and ruined The gown to dance the Polka. If you can dance the Polka. But going to the ball one night. you chance to meet. France To teach the English how to dance. on the first Do in London dance the Polka. There's Mrs. Tibbs the tailor's wife. If a pretty girl of May. Went and bought a Polka gown.78 SOCIAL. Jullien's The chimney sweeps.
the row de dow she danced. Don't tell. Asks if you dance the Polka. beneath the rose. for I will disclose. And every friend you chance to meet. Says she I'm German by my name. Which John Bull will applaud amain Just as he does the Polka. . her red heels glanced In the Bohemian Polka. And And And. A secret. now. Then over Fanny Brilliant with trans. A humbug is Then heigh the Polka. ground on barrel organs sweet.JULLIEN'S GRAND POLKA. for humbug France or Spain. as she skipped. So best I know the Polka. Professors 'Tis 79 swarm in every street.Atlantic fame. in short clothes and red heels pranced. Who brings back our old steps again. But now my song it's is near its close. Ellsler came.
" MARGATE Now'S HOY. sometimes with a boom to the mainsail. Crowding together. all nations and quality. for having accidentally had communication with a vessel performing quarantine. The good people of that date were rather given to stay at home. rigged very much like a cutter. They are said to have taken their name from being A "Hoy" hailed ("Ahoy") to stop to take in passengers. Margate Hoy. But there were other dangers. The distresses of the passengers partook of the serio-comic at first provisions were very scanty. and in truth they were so sometimes in rough . the season for laughing and jollity. weather they were sometimes two days or more making the passage. Paper. or not go farther seawards than Gravesend. vide Drakard's "The British Queen. . Ramsgate and Margate were long voyages. has been since released by orders from the Admiralty. and sometimes not . 1813 : detained full of passengers. October 3. and they had no prospect but seven weeks of durance. This to the trippers to the seaside for a week would : have been a serious affair.was a one-masted vessel.
Now's This verse is used as chorus. sirs. Or packet from dear I'll little Dublin to Parkgate. go. Margate. gay throng where the sea breezes blow. Let me and old ocean a while be your jailors. while you cheerily go. Smart. And whistle a wind as we cheerily Bucks who hunt fashion like quick scented mousers. 'prentices. fresh Pretty men water sailors. the season. . I'll sing. as I halloa cry.MARGATE HOY. actors. a hoi. * etc. it exhibits no sport for ye now. All come on board while the sea breezes blow. aldermen.* Swift as an arrow from 81 bow flies to target. as he rocks. waft you all safe from London to Margate. milliners. Leave town. So pull off To join the your boots. and put on your trousers. and tailors.
tillers Or lords of high degree. artizan. For the great world's Exhibition. All Nations never can forget The glorious First of May. Whose wondrous skill has spread around Far.CRYSTAL PALACE. of our fruitful soil. From They every quarter of the Globe come across the sea. . far from Britain's coast Chorus. Mechanic too and Old England's pride and boast. BRITANNIA'S sons an attentive ear One moment Whether lend to me. for to see And to the Crystal Palace . The wonders Raised by the handwork of men Born on British ground A It's Challenge to the universe equal to be found. Lefs shout with loud huzza.
the offspring of their hand. . a glorious sight to see So many thousands meet. It is Not heeding creed or country. Have with honest zeal and ardour. Each other friendly greet. give way Victoria does approach. To the world's great National Fair. And America To With other nations bear away the to contend prize. Each friendly nation in the world. The sons of England and France. With hands outstretched and gait erect. 83 Have And And to this Exhibition their productions sent . likewise. But hark the trumpets flourish. With pleasure do repair.CRYSTAL PALACE. Like Children of one mighty Sire May that sacred tie ne'er cease May the blood-stained sword of war To the olive branch of peace. surely England's greatest wealth an honest working man. With View Is pride depicted in their eyes. their assistance lent. Oh.
To what Good now propose.84 SOCIAL. Then let us all with one accord. And the World's Great National Fair. For the good that he has done. . will and plenty to her And confusion to her foes. May others follow in his steps The work he has begun. friends. I trust to us each heart I it will respond. Shout Huzza for the Crystal Palace. Great praise is due to Albert. His name give with three cheers. That she may be long spared Shall be our reigning toast.
. Old Time has led me a pretty long chace. thou see'st. And "We'll " thou should'st wed to keep up our race." says Neddy." au'll do what au con. Sue. one day. " " think it's time that thou should'st wed. " Au knows There's farmer Giles's daughter." " Woat's coming now ? thought Neddy. but is the denouement lover with not so pleasant. as the lady dismissed her some very strong language." says Neddy.SHE EPS EYES FOR EVER* " I SAID Hodge. " * There is a somewhat similar story in Dr. creeps on apace." printed in Henry the Eighth's time. his son Ned. Old age. Andrew Boorde's Wise Man of Gotham."her reet weel. to Good news for Neddy.
"Well. pocket some sheep's eyes drew." says Neddy. he spent. Out of his The delicate damsel stood with surprise. Till she no longer my suit could deny Au'll do it. my son. cock-sure. " . away kept Neddy. Right full of glee was Neddy. early next day. to a butcher he went. mun say. when au goa to woo."" She's but so so. and I blink'd. And three or four shillings in sheep's eyes On the wings of love flew Neddy." Straight pricked up his ears." " Now I for some fun. listen. At " her. askance threw a sheep's eye. aun what au mun do. I'd have you woo. by Gour. my lad. do whot au con. . I and I look'd mighty shy.6 HUMOROUS. did Neddy. 11 And I'll tell thee the way thy mother I won. So." thought Neddy." says Neddy. " What the deuce do you mean by these nasty Still firing sheep's eyes?" " Ask my feythur abewt it. " Au have hur. one Which by one at the damsel he threw. " Says farmer Hodge Come. And when to the damsel he came to woo. her." says Neddy." says Neddy. au'll au knowe. au'm a Turk or a Jew. " But tell Whot For But if au me feythur. " wink'd." thought Neddy.
SHEEP'S EYES FOR EVER. 87 And And " said. Sheep's eyes for ever ! . and gave him her hand. "My purse and money are at your com- mand. " cried Neddy. The joke was so good. she could not withstand." dropt him a curtsey.
to Pentonville. fat man in the City. I want a Cab. While he got you know * A parody on the very popular lied. Cab. "Trab. Trab. Cab. stone. I'll Cab. in . I've got. 1850. Trab. A handsome horse to trot. Of two and twenty I plied at Holborn Says he. take you like a shot. Drive fast and show your skill. Cab. contriving. Cab. I CAB* GOES out a cab oft the all driving. I'll tell By a how I was done. ." sung by Fraulien Jetty Treffz at Jullien's Promenade Concerts. your honour. If you'll hear Now. etc. Cab. Cab. My horse's eyes I kivered. And I long day through. my ditty.CAB. In spite of scarcely make A Hansom Cab a do. CAB. Hill.
gracious.CAB. here's some mistake. Cab. when there he'd rode. Cab. to When me says this here gent. I think you're drunk. Cab. To Edgware Road. way Where he stopped me as before. Cab. . If he'd see'd his weight he'd differed And To perhaps refused to go. This job did nearly cook him. good took him every step. it But mounted All the once more. to Says This he. CAB. Turn back and I Bow. you're wrong again. ! Hold hard a go slow. Pentonville I went. Cab. my abode. When again the check string goes. This ain't the Edgware Road isn't ! Of course I I felt vexatious. But I my temper kept. 'Tis Pimlico I meant. To Pimlico I took him. My horse as you'd suppose. drive to Cab. He says to me. Bow did trundle. didn't like to grumble. Cab. CAB. Cab. Hallo bit. Cab.
he's got no tin Where shall I now I To the devil repair ? don't care I. I To Horseleydown drive him. My horse was quite done brown. I guess. Cab.90 HUMOROUS. When my horse lay down ! don't grin- But shelter none would give him. Think's I. Cab. what are you I live at at ? Horseleydown. says unless ! You give me my back fare . Not there. I And began to frown. Cab.
In the chimney a Rush light. lal. lal. clock struck twelve. Cries he. little Farthing Rush Farthing Rush light. Sir light. lal. his fair lady did blush light.THE RUSH LIGHT* SIR SOLOMON SIMONS when he did wed. And vastly he swore. Sir Solomon he goes. Fal. la. they were both tuck'd in bed. The Fal. lal. la. Solomon. The A little farthing Rush light. The * little light. la. lal. Blush'd black as a crow. Sir Solomon then out of bed pops his toes." and it was set to music by Dr. Arnold. And then to the Chimney. The r little light. for it was introduced by Bannister in " Peeping Tom. little Farthing Rush Farthing Rush light. This song is old. says she. to get up you can't grudge. . lal. lal. lal. And blow out the Rush light The Fal. Solomon gave his Lady a nudge. A little Sir Farthing Rush light. lal. Lady Simons there's vastly too much Then. And he puff'd at the Rush light. and very much did curse light.
gets out in her night-cap so neat,
over the carpet
lady did brush
Solomon she found in a heat, the Rush light. Then she puffd at the Rush light, But neither of them both, Could blow out the Rush light.
lady, their breath quite gone, the bells in a rage, determined to crush light,
Half asleep in his shirt then up came John, he puff'd at the Rush light,
But neither of the three
Could blow out the Rush
maids, very near
Came, and swore,
in their lives
they never met with
each of the family by turns had a
But none of the family Could blow out the Rush
went by, crying One,
Here, Watchman, come
you we might on
THE RUSH LIGHT.
Then up came the Watchman, the Bus'ness was done, For he turn'd down the Rush light,
lal, lal, lal, la,
So he put out the Rush
HAD A DONKEY WOT
had a donkey wot wouldn't
D'ye think I'd wallop him ? no, no, no But gentle means I'd try, d'ye see,
me, in fact, There'd have been no occasion for Martin's
animals to prevent being crack'd,
had a donkey wot wouldn't go,
never would wollop him, no, no, no
him some hay, and cry Gee And come up, Neddy.
What makes me mention
that cruel chap, Bill Bore,
Whilst he was a crying out his greens, His donkey wollop with all his means.
him over the head and
brought the tears into my eyes, At last my blood began to rise,
I said, etc. in the
Richard Martin exerted himself especially
of Cruelty to Animals
HAD A DONKEY WOT WOULDN'T
You're one of these Mr. Martin's chaps, Wot's now a seeking for occasion,
All for to
in the eye,
this I stoutly did deny,
up and gave me a blow
I let fly
his head, etc.
To us came And hiked us
did break the peace, up the New Police,
as sure as fate,
Afore the sitting Magistrate
told his worship all the spree,
for to prove
wish'd he would the animal see,
I said, etc.
donkey was ordered
In which he caus'd a deal of sport, He cock'd his ears, and op'd his jaws,
he wish'd to plead his cause. prov'd I'd been uncommonly kind,
ass got a verdict
worship and me was of one mind, And he said, etc.
SHOVEL AND BROOM.
I'm but a Chimney Sweep I took a ticket To go on one evening to Dusty Tom's room, Who dancing now teaches he knows how to kick it,
For which he has quitted the shovel and broom, For bow and the fiddle, pouchette down the middle,
He's quitted for ever the shovel and broom. The shovel and broom, the shovel and broom,
has quitted for ever the shovel and broom.
partner, Paulina, the daughter,
Of Master Mount saddle, the Angel Inn groom, Her red lips and plump figure made my mouth water,
I fell in love,
as ve valtzed round the room.
O, sich a creatur
eye, vot a creatur
knight of the broom, shovel and broom, a knight of the broom,
A partner so
knight of the broom.
of next morning I thought of her beauties,
employment could hardly resume,
in the streets, as I'd valtzed in the
you arter ? There twisting about with your shovel and broom, Your shovel and broom, your shovel and broom, For I valtzed in the mud with my shovel and
Jack Cragg the Carter, cried,
SHOVEL AND BROOM.
her father called
a job at his lodging, a first floor back room, Pauline was alone there, I ventured to tell her
but she vondered
In the sphere
to talk about loving,
she turned up her nose at my shovel and broom. My shovel and broom, my shovel and broom,
She turned up her nose
shovel and broom.
implore her I fell on my knees, but by Gemini, She spurned me and quitted the room in a fume, So bewildered was I, when my boy left the chimney, I called him Pauline, as he stood with his broom,
young beggar did
grin like a nigger,
battered his head with
shovel and broom.
and broom, my shovel and broom, battered his head with my shovel and broom.
O, this was
Ah, scorned by Paulina,
grow moloncolly, this vorld I am lost in, No more I'll go valtzing in Dusty Tom's room.
But think of her scorning, crying sveep of a morning And veep as I vorks vith my shovel and broom.
shovel and broom,
my shovel and broom, my shovel and broom.
THIS ballad was, during its run, as popular as any I remember. It had been forgotten, when Robson,
of genuine comic actors, introduced
that prince " The into the farce of
took the town by storm.
AND HIS DINAH.
of a rich merchant,
He had but one daughter, An uncommon nice young
Scarce sixteen years old, She had a large fortune
In silver and gold.
As Dinah was
valking In the garden vun day,
the front garden, not the back
Her papa came up
thus he did say,
Go, dress yourself, Dinah, In gor-ge-ous array And I'll get you a husband,
Both val-ly-ant and gay.
tke infant progeny said to the
author of her being.
Oh, papa oh, papa I've not made up my mind,
To marry just
freely give o'er,
If you'll let
A year or two more.
the indignant parient replied
sent the father.
Then go, boldest daughter, The parient replied,
you don't consent
This here young man's bride,
To And you
leave your large fortune the nearest of kin,
shan't have the benefit
comes the epiflabbergastrinum of the As Vilikins vas valking
The garden around
The aforesaid front garden?)
spied his dear Dinah Lying dead on the ground,
all Think on Vilikins and Dinah And Else you'll be singing Too-ral-loo. A thousand times called her his Dinah she was no more Though He ! He swallowed the pison Like a true lovier brave. . And By a billy dux stating pison she died. Singing Too-ral-loo. And never by any means Disobey the guv'ner : And you young fellers. MORAL.loo HUMOROUS. Both on 'em Singing Too-ral-loo. etc. the cup of cold pison. A cup of cold pison It laid by her side. etc. Mind who you clap eyes on. Taken inwardly. And Vilikins and his Dinah Lie a-buried in one grave. Now all you young vimmen. etc. Then he kissed her cold corpus o'er. Take a warning by her. This is what the lovier did.
Your hogs For you've smuggled that stuff. between you and me. if you like. said Mike. With And Says Says where th' is the man can bear more ? Exciseman. The Exciseman was deaf to complaint. came. For seeing you've paid no excise. take it. do not be hard. Mike. six gallons of brandy. let's see your Permit. Soon Michael he chanced to espy. But prudence. Forbids me to mention his name. .THE EXCISEMAN OUTWITTED. T'other cried. said poor Mike. I'm not to be bit. I've borne it till ready to faint. tub. and you know to a fine market you've brought. it. as seize on your my prize. or nigh. A cask on his shoulder he wore. 'Tain't convenient to Sir. one midsummer. As Custom I has settled you ought. Why For then. show it. Now. To An a village that skirted the sea. Exciseman.
just yet.102 HUMOROUS. Till on them. I friend. To the Custom House. My I'll burden. Then says Michael. wish you a pleasant walk back. And And so. thank you. Then. in Th' Exciseman his labour ne'er grudged. before you do go my permit. 'Twas yet some three furlongs or more. No. But carefully carried his cag. For that load made my bones for to crack. That your worship was wanting a job. pray set your load down. . ! it before ? By your watching for me on the shore. Your Permit Why not show Because it came into my nob. I thank you for me. get you to read shan't quit. in the next town. is my Cottage door. I'd need of a porter. For miles hot sunshine they trudg'd. they scarce had a dry rag. says Michael. I 'Tother answered. Now. For this here. Sir. d'ye see. Sir.
Fol de riddle. So they could not be Fol de riddle. etc. etc. Fol de riddle lol. The fairest wench in all the Fol de riddle. But Scissars cut. etc. Fol de riddle.GILES SCROGGIN'S GHOST. etc. GILES SCROGGIN courted Molly Brown. Fate's scissars cut poor Giles's thread. mar-ri-ed. as well as knives. lido. The day they were to have been wed. etc. He If bought her a ring with a posy loves I. Fol de riddle. And quite unsartain's all our lives. de riddle town. Fol de riddle. Poor Molly laid her down to weep. Fol de riddle. And cried herself quite fast asleep. you as I loves you. No knife can cut our loves in two. true. etc. . . etc.
figure tall. you fool. etc. All to the grave your love to cool. and scream'd a scream. said he. Then she woke. etc. vy. her sight engross'd. I be Giles Scroggin's ghost. that's no rule. Come. . e'er von't. etc. and found Fol de riddle. says he. Oh ! Molly. Fol de riddle. I am not dead. standing fast by her bed-post. it When A And cried. etc. said she. Says she.104 HUMOROUS. All for to go along with him. Fol de riddle. Fol de riddle. Fol de riddle. morning beam. Says the ghost. Fol de riddle. etc. The ghost it said all solemnly. etc. The ghost then Fol de seiz'd her all so grim. you must go with me. she'd dream'd a dream. etc. I come. riddle.
. His face was the oddest that ever was seen. But he never worked hard when he lived at his ease. at each end were his feet. of a woman . have been told. Derry down. Whenever he spoke was then with his voice. And in talking he always made some sort of noise. if it be true. as He was once a mere I very common. but age made him old. his nose and his chin it His mouth stood across 'twixt . And what is more odd.THE STRANGE MAN. Derry down. tho' it's not And as people say he was born And. He'd an arm on each side to work when he pleased. THERE was a man. infant. Two legs he had got to make him complete. Derry down.
if he was hungry. . he staid where he was. Why. his luck. he surely would eat. he was not very well. legs. open'd his mouth so And. this wide. Another misfortune befel this poor his wife For when he was married And if you'll believe me tho' yeoman. Derry down. He gave a large gasp. And. by some means or other. Derry down. as people say. When he was sick. If he could not get over. as folks say. Derry down. poor fellow died. And when he was walking he never stood still. if you gave him some meat. For one leg or the other would always be first. you'd laugh till you burst. He seldom or ever got off the dry ground. And when he is dry. he was revil'd. Derry down. You may truly aver he was never with child. If you were to see him. that So great was he never was drowned. as I have heard tell. The liquor most commonly runs down his throat. And if it be true. if you give him the pot. was a woman. If this whimsical fellow had a river to cross.io6 HUMOROUS. Derry down. His he could move at his will.
he'd have been a day older. . poor soul. Derry down. Had he lived a day longer. And now he is left in the grave for to moulder. 107 and the cause of his death.THE STRANGE MAN. to the want of more breath. But the reason he died. Was owing.
and steady willing. Thirteen boys and girls I can count. . grumble at all. rather. to have a good wife. How often wish she would marry She goes out every night (I can't keep her at home) With a young chap who calls himself Harry. One who knows how to eke out a shilling. great and small Now there's a fine sight for a father ! There's Anna I Maria.A SIGHT FOR A FATHER. WHAT One a pleasure is it is that With But my own little wife I my family's a rummy can't lot. To help and to comfort a man through his life. a young woman ! grown.
" Tom was so proud. They only seem happy when in the gin-shop. I From the neighbours learnt some man ran away With Amelia. who in service won't stop. I all But she said Now Our Let me in. sir. And I'm told they're all sharpers at skittles. Wrote letter. say she was in a particular way. on the very same day. ! Now On here was a sight for a father going home once. which made me mad rather. So to better his fortune he bolted from me. he vowed he would be Either a Squire or a Knight. My My To wife she was calling for water. face was covered with lather. Out of doors.A SIGHT FOR A FATHER. Now here was a sight for a father ! I've three great hulking boys. And I for many stept in And my When I found years kept out of sight. They're too lazy to earn their own victuals. there was the devil to pay. or I'll stop out there was a sight for a father ! night. a shop to get shaved t'other day. I 109 And on the door " bolted her tight. Sir. once. it was Tom who was scraping away. . Nance. youngest a my girl good-looking daughter. put a bar there.
you would keep your honest right. But be sure keep your girls away from the men.1 10 HUMOROUS. there'll be a fine sight for a father ! . the worst of them yet. But as soon as they spy their mamma there. Hearth stones. rather. and I sleep on the chairs. I've girls at their needles. your boys at their bought my experience dear. Or. Her For heart must be hard as the path stones. Who (I goes about selling of hearth stones. Don't your daughters dress up over Nor ramble out late of a night. Sirs. get up every night to let in the dears. let Keep your pens. Sirs. I Now there's a fine sight for a father ! There's my last daughter Bet. couldn't help wishing her farther) " Crying out. a penny a lump. nice. she's run away with a queer-looking chap. pray take my advice. They jump into my bed." ! Now Now And here was a sight for a father all if married men. With a bag on her back I met her once plump.
. let FAIR. 'ere's O ! How All full's the fair. and we'll have a stare. COME bustle. Rattles springing. Bailey. eating fire. Stand aside. What a throng. come from Slack wire. we may never go ! again. Mr. Politi's show. Cats throwing. Round about. clap on your hat and wig. to take care of Mrs. Dogs of knowledge. hurry. all the go. ups and downs. horses prancing. Lord Mayor. See the shows have begun. Learned pigs of pigmy size. children crying. trumpets blowing. neighbour Sprig. College. all along. Rope dancing. monkeys grinning. showmen bawling. all out. Sausage frying. Snip. There's a little boy from Flanders. Snip.HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY In our Sunday clothes so gaily. O rare O Remember. Funny clowns. and that Master Glanders. Girls squalling. is flurry. us strut up the Old O the devil take the rain. skurry.
very fine Master Show! A man. Snip. and never comes to his full growth. Hottentot Venus is the the here. who measures three yards and three quarters round her. how long do you suppose he measures ? Vhy fifteen feet from the snout to the tail. with a monkey on I declare. Lolloypps shilling hops. I never saw such a beautiful . . ladies and gentlemen. 'pon my soul. in gallops a lets all When Down the fair is at the full. . keeper a 'arf only hear how he here Here greatest growls. grows a inch and every hannual year. here's the vonderful birds and beastesses. positively. Sir? looking animal. Well. To enjoy all the fun of the O ! (Spoken) Vaulk up. advanced age of one hundred years. O Roaring boys. just arrived from Bengal in the Vest Indies. I We shall all be swallowed up. different it's out of the power of any body to describe him. here beautiful hanimal spots on his belly.ii2 HUMOROUS. . at this no less than two hundred but no two alike and every vone creature in my life. . mad bull. fair. Just in time. Did you. her hip. gilded toys. and only twelve He lives to the feet from the tail to the snout. look marm. mem. Puts the rabble to the rout falls the lions out Mrs. the only booth in the fair for the in all curiosity wonderful and surprising known world. Stir him up with the long pole. that is prime. Vhy.
you look on the card that side. half a you look on the card this side.j acko-crack-oh .swiftly begone-quick-presto-passo-largo-mento-hi-coccolorum. O. Lost shoes. O ! (Spoken) Here. amongst the mob. here. you shall draw fingers deceive your eyes. 113 just begin.HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY Tumble in. the card is flown. PAIR. where's Molly? Bow-wow. who will forfeit the who enormous sum of one hundred pounds to any one shall perform the said wonders. one card. just Lost the thing. stop thief! A bang up swing. Cups and balls. wooden walls. Pudding nice. Now's your time. hats. Where is it gone to ? that is the I . and I say blow. three cards. Gin and bitters. Polly. squalling brats. their The common things of hand man. Sir. the emperor of all conjurors. by the dozen cards : abominable-ba-be-bo-fe . apple fritters. two cards. to see that surprising Conjuror. show 'em up here. and make you believe Now. kangaroos. penny a slice . Shins of beef.feltho . I am no common sleight sleight of hand man. Yes. four cards. Ladies and Gentlemen only twopence each. ladies and gentlemen. they turn the up their sleeves. show 'em up here. A dead dog. what a row Is kicked up in Bartlemy fair.
bring it forward. question. do let me stroke the dear little creature la ! la prodigious tame he is. bring it forward. stuck up in the corner ? Vat ! that there vone ? Oh is. just arrived from Bottomless Bay. Here is the wonderful little marmoza monkey. Poor Card is in the mud. rare. as to . the hotter the sun the higher he flies. Away affrighted run. who O. wonderful Sun eagle. tips him the hue hollow. to be sure. of the male species. Here is the wonderful large baboon. (Spoken) Here. Now the beasts with angry tooth all attack the booth. vaulk up. ladies and gentlemen. O. what a little beauty. Down tumbled trot legg'd Molly. marm. what's the name of that large bird ! how there. master keeper. There's the wonderful Cow. Be so kind. : just arrived from the Isle of Liliput hold him up to the company. that danced a padolo. Here is the wonderful leopard-spotted torn cat. and played at leap-frog with the celebrated Master Barintar. Sir. guvnor. here. which can as well see in the dark as without light.ii4 HUMOROUS. come. birds and eagles of the sun. young woman. stop that there I young woman from getting out of the crowd suppose she has got it under her garter. he's always very tame to the ladies. and let me hold it up. Come. O dear me. Yes. here's the wonderful Kangaroo. ! that's the . that all the company may have a squint at it. Ye up.
vone penny. Stand jest a going to begin. my the boy. there. Punch. ladies character the gentleman gives it.HUMOURS OF BARTLEMY that can't live on dry land. for the small charge of Show your tricks Mr. FAIR. and gemmen. Punch. it's all dam stuff. and make way for that to ere hole. 115 and vill dies in the water. here. go and stuff a blanket in that little peep for nothing. Sir ? Oh. jest a going to begin. only hear what a good Vaulk up. . Here. Billy. ladies and gentlemen. you boys. There. Billy. now's your time to see that wonderful wooden Roscius. Mr. now's your time. off the steps there. or ones gentleman with the smock frock and carbuncled nose come down. How did you like it.
IN Cheapside there liv'd a merchant A man he vas of wery great fame. A vicked voman of the town. When Which That She gave she paid him down the money. together. A flannel petticoat to buy. sirs. his hand a wery hard squeeze.GEORGY BARN WELL. slept in next room to him. And much She his master's darter lov'd him. Hon him cast a vishful eye And she came to the shop. . Georgy Barnwell vas his name. one morning. . Dutiful beyond all doubt. This youth he vas both good and pious. And she bored a hole right through To look at Georgy going to bed. And he had a handsome prentice. so frightened Georgy Barnwell. the wainscoat. he knocked his knees. And he always staid vithin doors 'Cause his master vouldn't let him out. 'tis said.
. uncle's tripes. She vent that wery day and peached him. To go down into And let loose his There he found the country. are. Then she left 117 her card. And ven he vent home the next morning.GEORGY BARNWELL. Now soon this woman did persuade him. Blow me if he could speak a vord. vereon vas written Mary Millwood does entreat. Studying hard at his good books. At Cummins's in Dyot Street. Now as soon as he'd shut the shop up. He vent to this naughty dicky bird. Vith her fascinating pipes. jewel. And Georgy Barnwell vent and struck him. Not Ven Milwood found he'd so much as to buy a got no money. his uncle in the grove. That Mister Barnwell vould call and see her. Now vas not that 'ere werry cruel ? The Judge put his three cornered cap on. you dead Then you must be a-nat-o-mized. And said vich You must hang Barnwell until much surprized. All among the crows and rooks.
But every body pitied his'n. Don't go vith naughty dicky birds. At her fate no one lamented.ii8 HUMOROUS. The So merchant's darter died soon arter. gibbet. all young men. but spoke no vords. Tears she shed. . Now Georgy was hung upon a Molly Milwood died in prison. I pray take varning.
indicative of . And Thus Yet * he tortured their chins at a penny a piece. . yet thriving his trade. 'TWAS down in a snug little country town. For he wanted for nothing excepting a wife.JONA THAN BRO WN. still he constantly prayed. striped with its becoming obsolete." and then underneath. For customers flock'd to his shop in a heap He cut hair for twopence and rubb'd 'em with greas . single he lived. Brown. This notice is fast survives in and the barber's bleeding. pole. some parts of the suburbs bandages." and drawing of teeth. you were only to give him the job. But he found the advantage of working so cheap. Was Such as "shaving and dressing. like But he wasn't Who For. A staring large bill in his window. A barber once lived. still to get married. a drawing grinder would charge you a crown.* one of your dentists in town. " Cupping and bleeding. for if Oh ! he'd draw you all over his shop for a bob. displayed The various branches he had in his trade. named Jonathan A man very tidily settled in life.
with a cobbler. they Sal. was sorely perplexed. want my front dressed. And he told him he wished that he never might squint. One night. says he. beginning to rise. jumped over a broom. A rival he found in a tailor. They Then told her. Sally. Good Lord ! he popped in to see the tailor was sitting at tea. one day. that certainly wouldn't be right. * And in the next room. To know. turn him out if you can. they'd willingly fight. And to see them go quarrel for her she was loth. And says she. but just as he thought To make her his own.* of marriage practised went A form among the gipsies. Sir. He swelled himself up to near double his size. Now. But to see which would have to settle the job. Sally. From that moment his She encouraged his visits. which of the two she could fancy the best. she said she For she thought she could very well manage them both. as she'd given her word. Now. unexpected. . when ? The Tailor's blood now. if you Till a damsel. heart was in Cupid's net caught. Don't you know that he's but the ninth part of a man How she was.120 HUMOROUS. came to give his mind ease. But he'd pummel him well for his barbarous hint. her. I please.
I have. when the anthered me thir. my bothom. ye Godth There wath thomething about her tho vewy pekooThen ! liar. Like thmall naughty boyth. there ith thomething un- common..WERY PEKOOLIAR. my bothom. I think. Now And in lithping. OR THE LOVERS. heart wath pure ath the white alabathter. Till Koopid. I ventured to preth her. ." my Yeth. the lithph of a woman. tell me. he did over mathter. If you havn't. a quiver of arrowth. found that the lithped. We firtht met at a ball. My how I love one Mith Thulia. and the did thweedge mine When When " for I necth partner. . HAVE you To the e'er LISPING been in love. where our handth did en- twine. I loveth in partickler. little God Koopid I've been a great thlave. Where I did thweedge her fingerth. thoot Cock Robinth and thot in He Thparrowth.
Thpeaking volumeth. Though I couldn't help thinking 'twath vewy pekooliar. along with another. e'en now I my feelingth can't thmother. each glanthe to one'th Ath keen and A ath thwift. to my . The the evening. it And There wath thomething about Like tho vewy pekooliar. A catht in the eye. there it And wath thomething pekooliar. a beautiful peach. ! How But thweetly and thwiftly did then path my hourth . her. often tendth to dithfigure : But not though the catht in the eye of Mith Thulia. then. we oft met. ath the wicked boy'th arrow. when the.122 HUMOROUS. courted her nearly for three or four yearth. There wath thomething about it tho vewy pekooliar. marrow. took her to playth. I'm thure you'd have liked the lithph of Mith Thulia. to her lookth added thlight catht in her eye. I didn't thay nothing that night to Mith Thulia. Cut me up by requethting I'd come there no more . wath the cheek of Mith Thulia. oneth oh. and to ballth O ye Powerth. midth thmileth and midth tearth. in her eye. vigour. danthed. all I went necth day to thcold heartth core. Good I I friendth. darted.
vewy pekooliar indeed and from that day to thith. tho you'd better go. " " Godth Thulia. Her behaviour to me wath thertainly vewy pekoo. That 123 I thould be affronted. liar ! . OR THE LISPING LOVERS." thaid I." " thall go. but you'll own it. but I I " Well. if longer I tarried. Your behaviour me hath been vewy pekooliar. Thulia. to another. the wath to be married. necth week." thaid I." (Spoken) Vewy pekooliar. why you cannot thay ! tho " " ? Oh yeth. For.WERY PEKOOLIAR. I have never theen Thulia. Mith to do Thir.
come. (Chorus. happened years back. .THE BABES IN THE WOOD. . after my babbies. Look going. I'll do all I canBut their nunky he vos a deceitful old man." Says he My dear brother. but I don't know the date It's a heart rending tale of two babbies so good. They vos both left alone in the vorld vith their pa. To attend to his babbies vos alvays his plan. Their nunky he vos. IT'S a woeful It bad tale I'm about to relate. tip us your fin. Ven they vos quite infants.} But nunky he vos such a vicked old man. Their nunky he vos such a hard hearted man. feel I moments and on his death and to him he said. they lost their mamma. hope they vont The whole " of their ochre I give unto you. take care of their tin I am But should they both croak. : bed. Vot vos starved to death in a blackberry wood. their In their daddy's last He " I sent for their nunky. vich do. etc.
he thought on a plan. And he prayed every night that it would take em off. etc. A loaf. nunky he vos such a vicked old man. their For He hired two barbers vot vos both out of vork. He'd scarce laid his brother 125 Vhen he sold all the . Now . ven they got there. bought 'em some apples peas. . and all other disease Vich kids mostly have which it didn't him please So to cook the poor babbies. he longed for their gold . But they got over that. etc. hard bake to eat on the some 'em bought he bought 'em parched road. and a ha'porth of cheese blowed out their bags vith all sort of scran. under the ground. But their nunky he vos a deceitful old man. Vhen he looked In at the kids. 'cos he thought they'd catch cold . To take the two babbies to Norwood to burk. They both caught the measles. things in the house vot vos found He took And he He the two babbies home to his abode. . they altered their minds They both cut their sticks left their babbies behind. damp sheets he laid 'em. and the whooping cough. Their nunky he vos. new penny He Their nunky he vos.THE BABES IN THE WOOD.
fresh. the boys arter him ran. . ghosts of the babbies. did these They ate all the blackberries wood. etc. infants so They wandered about. Not a vink of sleep. He vept as he vitnessed those babbies die Then he kivered 'em over. their bellies did cram. . teeth tumbled out of his mouth in the street. body was seized vith the rot. They com'd and they tore all the hair off his head . after. Vith hips.126 HUMOROUS. as nice as could be. and he twittered. They vos both on 'em freezed as stiff as a post . The whole The whole of his nunky he got. They liv'd till next night ven they guv up the ghost. vot he picked off a And he hopped. Cried after their nunky. Through Their nunky he their nunky who vos. next night it is said. haws. And The of his toes dropped off his feet. etc. and good in that growed the sloes. Vos " Their nunky he must be a vicked old man. cruel old nunky. vos such a vicked old man. Their nunky he vos. etc. Crying. vos perched on a tree close by. and the song that he sang. And vhen he valked out. A cock robin Vith some cabbage leaves tree. you vicked old man.
He Till 127 dwindled away to a mere bag of bones. etc.THE BABES IN THE WOOD. Not a remnant of nunky vos there to be found. the neighbours von night vos alarmed at his groans. Cos their nunky he vos such nunky he vos. And the neighbours all round this story do tell . . The ruins so strongly of brimstone did smell. That the 'Cos their devil that night avay vith him ran. a vicked old man. His house on that night vos burned down to the ground.
so full of glee. That night below. SOME A servant girls at Croydon fair. But there was none among the clan. to give to Kate's Next young man. and then began Through it to quiz at Kate's young man. So spruce and smart. To have a peep at Kate's young man. To have a peep at Kate's young man. The three young missesses form'd a plan. With Kate's young man. as Kate's young man. . dancing with young fellows were.KATES YOUNG MAN. the street door key The housemaid got. And as the old Misses was going out. They heard the ring of Kate's young man. As Kate's young man got talk'd about. sent They Then down wine to Kate's young man. several times in the kitchen they ran. day. They were seen home by Kate's young man And And asked to tea was Kate's young man cookey prepared a sop in the pan.
off with the key. I've lost my brooch by Kate's young man. romping round for the 129 key he ran. I Oh. take it away did Kate's young man. Where is my purse ? And vere's my vatch. all this fuss. That very Some And thief got in. Kate. gracious. They thought it so. Then. and Ann Exclaim'd. About Kate's young man. Oh. as sure as fate. You're what we call Kate's young man. out her jealousy. said Cooky. For romping about with her young man. and stole the plate. my goodness. he's taken the things in fun. Upon my honour. Oh. And. fear it is your young man. the street door key reminded Ann. was When Kate cried out.KATE'S YOUNG MAN. is he your. said Fan. at the housemaid she began. or my young man ? ? Why And don't you get your own young man Of scratching each then they were within a span other. and then they began To laugh at the wit of Kate's young man. Ann ! K . When Kate's let young man went Miss Kate And Pray. confound that Kate's young man. a nice young man. for Kate's young man. night. It might be done by Kate's young man.
have it rather nettled. as oughtn't he wouldn't have (Spoken) And taken it. . who began ask a deal about Kate's young man. When Ann. retorted. The servants went to say their say. from the prisoner's van. as couldn't.i3o HUMOROUS. Kate. crying. They To At the office of police. first who came out was Kate's young man. When The lo ! and behold. An old offender was Kate's young man. and wished put up in every that every missus would kitchen that she did girls Let servant get what they can. like Kate's But not get any young man. call'd the policeman. 'Cos if she hadn't rompfoozled with the key. And over the water went Kate's young man. next day. accused the housemaid of causing his ruin. with the following golden maxim.
Of love. no. blush'd and simpered. I led me to a seat. The dance now o'er. I've rest. He was such a nice young man. ne'er saw one so sweet.HE WAS SUCH A NICE YOUNG MAN. no. had His form Forget. my hand he took. So gently he ask'd my me out to dance. never can. And And. I'm haunted by him day and night. Some sympathy pray spare. smiling. No. gave me such a look. For how could I refuse to dance. dropt my fan. I is ever in my my share. sighing. fingers prest. first On me And I he did glance. He was such a nice young man. . 'Twas at a ball held at the west. Then. IF pity dwells within your breast. sight. that breaks young lady's Indeed.
Oh here's a chance. And Then. about to leave. " His card emboss'd he handed me. Refreshments beg'd of I me to take. I'd lost my appetite. When growing late. The hall door bell was loudly rung. . He I my address.132 HUMOROUS. Heart beating with desire. I Next morning. quick he hurried from the room. drest. With My stars. was in such distress. for a coach he ran. It rain'd in torrents fast. He was such a nice young man. Said he. gave He him. He am. Dear Miss. His kindness quite overpowered me." Miss. As through the hall begg'd for it we went along. thought I. was such a nice young man. not thinking wrong. He was such a nice young man. Enough to break the wire. Alas. and breakfast done. Captain. I really grieve. did the dainties scan. I feel that it will last.
'twixt I hope and fear. you must. Miss. ma'am. I 133 thought I should have died with fright. Said my th' very nice young man. not take denial. Almost I such a nice young man. wish'd was afar. Such language elegant he used. I'll call again to-morrow. this visit Excuse me ma'am. Up He came our servant Anne.HE WAS SUCH A NICE YOUNG MAN. Guess my surprize him now to hear Conversing with Mamma. And cried. is A gentleman. He did her heart trepan. For visit here you can. He was such a nice young man. He's stole the spoons ! . A servant maid came in a fright. Is far too great a trial. call again whene'er you please. She said she no objection had. From house he was scarcely out of When. Well. stop and dine with I will us. first. from the lower rooms. Now. I'd sunk. sight. waits below.
Who brought him back. Mamma she cried. When to notice he began. who'd have thought he was a thief ? He was such a nice young man. we found the spoons. Off ran our footman Dan. upon this nice young man. For this is what I should have done. But. well know. A caution. . Tis never the appearance trust. give The moral I I must. Of any dashing beau. ladies. Ah ! fetch him back.134 HUMOROUS. Yes.
about the half way up. stood stock A lady slipt down flop before me. Monday. To me for assistance calling. dressing. up Holborn When just be particular." she said. She was in the kennel sprawling. fat and plump. Quick was I pulling. quite shock'd I still . and as I walk'd went out. and ruddy.) the streets were very muddy. (I like to I MONDA Y. Lawk I am a pretty mess in Look." said Mrs. The mud had " ! spoil'd her Sunday . . .MRS. ONE Sunday Hill. " Dear. hauling She did wish to shun day. 'tis quite distressing.
" said Mrs. Monday. All at once she got quite fuddled . Would I she have some brandy-bitters. Mobs of people now surrounded. Tho' it was a Sunday. Clothes on her were completely huddled. I ask'd her " if my taste would fit her's. when she started. she was going out to But stopt by this unfortunate and unlucky tumble. We both went in to Thompson's then. still . Heeding not their taunts and titters. She and me were both confounded Low lived jokes and jeers abounded. no voice was e'er so sweet. Shocking for a Sunday ! . And She in my ears . The people so dirty were grinning all. tho' she did tumble said. will. to see her clothes Her face with perspiration look'd. and had a glass a piece. . Her age was. Her face look'd just like muddled. about some two or one that's three and thirty. as if 'twere dipp'd in grease . I suppose. that tea. as she recover'd.136 HUMOROUS. she return'd her thanks so As soon free.
. I What was I to do ? egad ! could not get away. three Drank glasses more of brandy Declar'd that . for all my care and trouble. And And every glass she swallow'd down. ! While they and hooted. laugh'd. call'd on me to see her home. Sunday Ev'ry step made mis'ry double. was quite the dandy. She stuck to me as tight as wax. Took her home through every hubble. Mob at every step recruited. Monday. Blow'd up by Mr. she to pay. and liquor drank the faster . MONDAY. Shocking for a And got.MRS. safe out of Thro' the streets by jeers saluted. halloo'd. . Shocking ! Mrs. Thank'd 137 me for I my being so handy. then compell'd her disaster. Monday.
" Jokery. THERE liv'd. find you may. One night Mrs. fine Such Or they would give dinners and balls. To Jokery. And bursting with spleen when they saw goings on at the Browns. If jealousy did not exist. Was jealous of Gentleman Brown. The Caggs' who resided next door. " Some husbands are such stingy clowns. Now he cut such a dash. quiz. In the course of your life. . the story I'm telling. That a man has no power. C. quiz." Very grand parties he gave. oh list. all the street. and may be living still. At which in champagne. Were ever in sneers and in frowns. you might drown. How happy we mortals might be. jeering. said to Caggs. In one of the streets of the town. " Gentleman Brown. when his wife Is determined to have her own way.ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS. A respectable By man who was call'd the neighbours. And show off as well as the Browns. jeering.
" astonish the Browns ! What Jokery. quiz. If When the tradesmen were going their rounds. as they went to the church. And she soon sent her orders about. we. I'm sure they had none from the Browns. C. say. And many in wonder were . Determined to make a display. And nothing else but their bills. Mr. ! Are conscious of being well dressed Preparations were for a feast. I should half. " " I 139 Consider my income Don't talk in that I'd said Caggs. lost. Caggs submitted to his better Or rather two thirds." Jokery.ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS. And " How we shall exclaimed. Although they had money from us. as When we walk through made the streets. On Sunday they sported new gowns. one of the greatest of ills. who came. When tradesmen will send in their It's bills. jeering. jeering. you would but leave it to me. highly glazed and embossed. Last Monday. Tinted cards. Her daughters were full of delight. I saw. quiz. pleasures arise in the breast. ! " warrant make it suffice. well enough. Invited the neighbours. way.
jeering. Such things won't continue for ever. jellies. And. what was more galling than all. It did not astonish the Browns. But as sure as eggs be but eggs. C's tried to do more than equal. party soon drew on another. and scented pastilles. As the Browns were a going to the races. then. shall so astonish the And we Browns. Soups.140 HUMOROUS. Claret. And One they love them that give 'em the most. quiz. 1 For fortune looked on them with frowns. The They failed. The neighbours said " Caggs was clever. Jokery. go in a carriage and four. of course do the same. ! When We will they see us appear on the Downs. The Caggs must. And Champagne. More than those folks who give 'em the least. They were forc'd to run off from the street. jeering. Ices. But as they had not the same means. And all to astonish the Browns. cakes ornamented with crowns." Whatever was done by the B's. " Lauk how surprised they will be. Most people are fond of a feast. Milk punch. And." Jokery. as you'l see by the sequel. . to continue the game. quiz.
A moral worth If In this you'll discover my moral. you'll be done. Or.ALL TO ASTONISH THE BROWNS. jeering. Jokery. folks in this world's 141 Many Very ups and downs. quiz. If you will take care of the pence. When they try to astonish the Browns. of the Browns. You must always beware Be cautious Jokery. And not only done but done brown. jeering. often astonish themselves. in trying to do. you would save silver and gold. quiz. mitres and crowns. . In which there's a great deal of sense. Your pounds may be left to themselves. in great London town. My tale I'll conclude with a proverb.
And Of the gentlefolks. as far as I This song was can learn. She wore no hat upon her head. Nor Her cap. t'other side of the water. and over the water. hair of her neck. Street. Did * this pretty little Ratcatcher's daughter. All round. The rich and poor both far and near. in vogue. You could hear her all down Parliament And as far as Charing Cross.THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER? IN Westminster not long ago. Sir. But at friends and foes she cocked her nose. about 1854 or 1855. Her father killed rats and she sold sprats. She was not born But on the at Westminster. Sir. the pretty Ratcatcher's Daughter. head it hung down her Like a bunch of carrots upon it. nor dandy bonnet. When she cried sprats in Westminster. There lived a Ratcatcher's Daughter. In matrimony sought her. She had such a sweet loud voice. . they all bought sprats.
Folks couldn't tell what he was arter. oh. didn't He He know what he was " arter. " Lily white Sand " so ran in her head. Oh. To " hear a lily white sand man cry. oh " ! The Ratcatcher's Daughter so ran in his head. Easter Sunday. all thought her crazed. And The She forgot that she'd got sprats on her head." Do you want any Ratcatcher's daughter. . To hear a girl with sprats on her head. the pretty little Ratcatcher's daughter. amazed. " ? Do you want any Ratcatcher's daughter Now Upon next they both agreed to married be. over head and ears in love. " Cry. That she shouldn't be alive next Monday." His donkey cocked his ears and brayed. All along the Strand." in Cupid's net had caught her.THE RATCATCHER'S DAUGHTER. When coming down the Strand. 143 Who And Was For there was a man cried "Lily white Sand. " " cried buy my lily white Sand oh ! folks. But the Ratcatcher's daughter had a dream. buy my lily white Sand. Instead of crying cried " Lily white Sand. Now.
Did the pretty little Ratcatcher's daughter.144 HUMOROUS. His eyes ran down with water. blow me if I live long arter. So he cut his throat with a piece of glass. all covered with mud. Went down to the bottom. Says he in love I'll constant prove. And His ass. and the Ratcatcher's daughter! . once more she went. And. So there was an end of Lily white Sand. And tumbled into the water. stabbed his donkey arter. When Lily white Sand he heard the news. To buy some sprats.
hot. hot this little old ! Now woman. all in a trice. hot She swallowed a glass. That she tipped . selling hot codlings. she was monstrously cold. and it was so nice. etc. So to keep herself warm. hot. she thought no For to go and take a small drop of gin. as I've been told. ! get a quartern of hot. Now To this little old woman went off in a trot.\ HOT By CODLINGS. A LITTLE old woman. off another. a living she got. sin. Though her codlings were hot. hot. Fol-de-rol.
J. if revived. old woman I'm told got drunk. hot Sure such boys as these never were known. tomimes were Pantomimes." of which the theme was an intoxicated man. send. and the names of Grimaldi.146 HUMOROUS. and 'neath it round stones. woman. and No Pantomime was complete others will go down to posterity. as a substitute. " and. was. hot. Dibdin's famous Pantomime of Mother Goose. Now this little old woman went ! off in a trot. while muzzy she ! got. Matthews. you must never get muz. so round let it buz They never If will let you want to sell codlings. but forty or fifty years ago tastes were not so superfine. as far I can find. All in a fury. hot in the pan. introduced by Grimaldi in " Thos. and these clowns and their songs afforded hilarious amusement. This little old woman on her latter end. Now this little old woman. invariably was given Tippetiwitchet. without the clown singing this song. a poor woman alone. hot." which in 1806-7 had the unprecedented run of a hundred and fifty When Pannights. the clowns were real clowns (the Shakesperian and French hybrids not having been born). and not mere spectacles. hot. There's a moral from this. This song. and was a favourite for very many years. Perhaps. fill'd She And this little the glass till the bottle it shrunk. Some boys Put powder Cried this stole her codlings. which was always encored. The powder and the pan up they did little these apples have bones. hot. . Modern Society would not appreciate them.
first I saw something move. ye landsmen. But steering up alongside. by going to Sea. I could plainly not of a common race. Shipwrecked I once was off Perouse. to explore. which at all thought. the earth in motion. I found 'twas a Crocodile. . This Crocodile. To tell you the truth I am bound. out. The Country But I far I had not scudded When Was close alongside to the ocean. And from his He measured Was For nose to the tip of his five tail hundred mile. And of the wonders which I found. all to me. What happen'd to me. And So I cast upon the resolved to take a cruise.THE WONDERFUL CROCODILE. shore. see. I was obliged to climb a very high I tree Before could see his face. NOW list.
a thousand bullocks in store. He was so long and wide. For in grub So in this Crocodile was not stinted. Till I got into his I Where And found of rum kegs not a few. Very well contented. And when he lifted up his jaw. But he was three years a getting cold. He quickly closed his jaws on me. and away did fly. I ran down his throat d'ye see. alas he died. Right into the Crocodile's mouth. ! old. I'm sure. I Of life banish'd I all my I cares. This Crocodile being very One day. was full six years or more. And his nose nearly touched the sky. I lost my hold. And But thought to grab a victim.148 HUMOROUS. or two. Cutting a hole for to get out. Or very near about For I . and the stream was high. lived ten years. . Whilst up aloft. Though perhaps you'll think 'twas a He. I And that's the way tricked him. It reach'd 'bove the clouds for miles three score. It blew a gale from the south. I travell'd on for a month maw. His skin was ten miles thick.
THE WONDERFUL CROCODILE. in 149 earth. I got a berth. Should you ever travel the Nile. Of this wonderful Crocodile. Just where he fell. And now I'm safe at home. . a ship that pass'd. you'll find the shell. And lest my story you should doubt. And So But now once more I've got on resolv'd no more to roam.
. wasn't he a trump ? this And in a short time it got well. When the surgeon thief lay came to look at the wound A noted on the ground. Full six feet high of flesh and bone. And knocked off his arm above his elbow. So he sawed it off while it was warm. and whistled so. For he was and mighty grown. lay. There was one came straight and gave him a blow. He could let nothing be too heavy or hot. lol. balls flew thick. Quite dead.THE THIEF S ARM. etc. but still he'd a perfect arm. Now arm he spliced to our hero's stump. For with this cursed thief's arm he got. I Who SING of a man to some well known. As many of that brave corps can This tell. And bound it fast. tall. Ri Now The this man to battle did go. went and listed in the King's Own. lol. And was discharged for stealing beef. man he turned out a thief.
And one night he found he'd wealth For Bandanna wipes. Likewise a tailor of all his cabbage. And strove to bustle through the throng. . And many other precious things. He stole a glass eye from an old woman's head.THE THIEF'S ARM. it. Now For It this arm had such a propensity it stealing. one night. And. Then up to 151 London he did repair. gold and rings. And all the way that he did jog. he had a in store. He robbed the Bank and Treasury. To see if advice he could get there. And sent by the Judge to be hung up like bacon. The arm was at work. but he couldn't stop It stole him watches. He tried all he could. But the arm kept diving in every one's pocket. that could not stay. And when he got there he walked along. and found him in prog. score. robb'd a regiment of its baggage. Likewise a Poet at the play. Long time he carried on the trade. 'tis really said. Until he had a fortune made. But for a crime he was afterwards taken.
as you may suppose.152 HUMOROUS. Who stole his master out of his grave. he came to the gallows tree. And join'd a body-snatching knave. And after that the arm arose. he was buried. Parson's watch he did make free. He pick'd his pocket of all he'd got. Now this man. And when With the And as Jack Ketch was tying the knot. .
a poor relation came to beg. But on two crutches never stalk. I lost I'll one fork. . By your For I'll sharp knife. The springs a compound of clockwork and steam. his study and theme Each joint : was as strong as an iron beam. One day he had stuffed him as full as an egg. the first in his vocation. etc. have a beautiful leg of cork. And in kicking him out he broke his leg. when he'd done his work. I am The richest merchant in Amsterdam. Who.CORK LEG. But he kick'd him out without broaching a keg. and made a long oration. So he finished the job by amputation. When A surgeon. said. Mynheer von Clam. Had made cork legs. said he. An artist in Rotterdam 'twould seem. Came. A TALE I tell In Holland there dwelt now without any flam. every morning. He wanted a limb for anatomization. Ri too ral. Said Mynheer.
And he found his leg he could not stop. . The The leg was made and fitted tight. The neighbours thought he was running a race . and past each shop. leg got up. and plain. Horror and fright were in his face. He. Of speed he went to the utmost top. the Tour. walked leg . clung to a gas-post to stay his pace. He Each step he took with a bound and a hop. and The was off again. Inspection the artist did invite. he fixed it on and screwed it tight walked through squares. in less than a minute was out of sight.154 HUMOROUS. Of Europe he had made died ! The but though he was no more. He Then he " call'd to some men with all his might. Oh ! stop this leg or I'm murdered quite. but all in vain. He ease his weary bones he'd fain threw himself down. But the leg wouldn't stop. He He walk'd of days and nights a score. He To ran o'er hill and dale." But though they heard him aid invite. but kept on the chace. on the same as before. fine And shape gave Mynheer delight.
tho' dead we see. Of the rummest merchant that ever could be.CORK LEG. a cork leg tight : cash did the artist's skill requite. sometimes it comes in sight. . both plain and free. Who never was buried.* Elegy. and tale I've told served him right. My And I've been singing his * LE G. 155 A skeleton on No He In Holland. it never was paid.
THE ONE HORSE CHAY. Whate'er a Common it "you can. to The dog days So I'll are set in. now. it Its colour was white. well afford. blooming as a Peony in buxom May. old. when roundly whipt. BUBB was gay and free. He was round as a trot. she fill'd the better half of a one horse chay. Bubb said to her lord. fat. . at least. was rather fat and and it had been gray." Now Nobbs. would Full five miles an hour in a one horse chay. Bubb said to his wife. We've no brats concern to plague our lives. order out old Nobbs. life. scot. Mr. Let us take a trip to Brighton " in the one horse chay. and the soap thrives." think upon't. and forty three. and the one horse chay. thin. MRS. Councilman in prudence may . fair. I my 'Tis three weeks. The toast she long had been of Farringdon Within. Bubb. And And Mrs. and. next boiling day and London's growing . must be told.
The king and Tis these extortioners are leagued.THE ONE HORSE CHAY. . paddled out at their And left everything behind in their one horse chay. eighteen pence each time are obliged to pay . bay . the Bubb did say. sartin. When at Brighton they 157 were hous'd. makes everything so And " I wish I had come without " my one horse chay. so gaily. in their best. flaying folks alive. all dress'd. O'er a bowl of arrack Punch. you may trust with takes every matter in a very easy way He'll stand like a post. And You're shut in a box. mode of dipping here." 'tis As I hope. And finding in their rambles. while we dabble on the coast. ill convenient as the stocks. They uncased pleasure. a nice little at their leisure. Mr. and dress in our one horse chay. says high. encouraging of such. Court corruption here. From the ostler who cleaning up my one horse chay." says she. So out they drove. . defiance with our one horse chay. He And return back. I say . " I've ascertained. I. to thrive. Old Nobbs I'm sure and gig or cart in. to So we'll set them at go and pay so much. my is dear. and had stuffd and carous'd.
for once. moment must Or So the tide will float us off in our one horse chay. and knees.158 HUMOROUS. in When our pair were sous'd enough. Old Nobbs in quiet mood. who prowl'd about for . as they whipt out every rag. was sleeping as he stood. ." Come. head and hands stuck out like mummies. Mr. sides. this here business. Bubb he swore . that all things But while so snugly were secure. They flounced about like porpoises. there was the vengeance. or hay) Not a foot did he wag. and Old Nick to pay Madam shrieked in consternation. bundle says he. Stole up to reconoitre the one horse chay. and returning their buff. we must squeeze " And manage we lose. as best We've no other way to choose. the little From beneath apron of the one horse chay. shrimps. altogether they did squeeze. And pack'd in little compass. they trotted it away As dismal as two dummies. with me. sure. damnation. Oh. or whales at play Some young unlucky imps. And gutted all the contents of the one horse chay. ." noses. not a we may. To " find the empty in state of the one horse chay. : (He might possibly be dreaming of his corn.
though they fain would .) fairly The trouble and the rout.THE ONE HORSE CHAY. Bubb ge-upp'd in vain. . to wrap and get them out. and have had my say . have run race. and fancy if you will. To escape the merry gazers at the one horse chay. 159 Mr. (For I'm fill. When they drove to their lodgings in their one horse Now. Nobbs found he had his option to work or play So he wouldn't mend his pace. of out breath. and strove to jerk the rein. good people laugh your chay.
THE LITERARY DUSTMAN. And tho' I never vent to school. Chorus. 'tis clear. And by a co-in-side-ance queer. tho' a dustman. have had A liberal hedication. . They As Adam vos ! calls me Adam Bell. egad ! Vot holds a lofty station I But. Like many of my betters. vot varnt no fool. the fust man. A turnpike man. Vy I'm the fust of Dustmen ! . He larnt me all my letters. SOME folks may talk of sense.
in its entirety. was as profitable as were the heaps of Mr. M . and a new and purer popular literature sprung up. Their Alphabets on sand. and its f This was the supposed ancient Britons and the site of a bloody battle between the Romans. \ This was a small mountain of refuse. i. Sirs. to help make bricks to rebuild Moscow and the ground on which it stood was sold to a company for . And there inhalin' the fresh breeze. and ashes. in . my bread vos yearnin'. which are ''clamp" burnt.15. so it is said.000. in the Penny Magazine* And Johnson's Dictionary. Sirs ? J 'Twas there studied pic-turesque. although unsightly. You recollect the cinder heap. " Boffin in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend. At sartin schools they makes boys write." This mound. larnin. 161 And Took larnt it out of hand. success was such. . It was bought. dust. which. that the Chap books vanished as if by magic. So I thought dust vould do as veil. and sent over to Russia. And all the Pe-ri-odi-cals. in Gray's I Vot stood Vile I Inn Lane. Breeze is the technical term for the sifted ashes mixed with the clay to make inferior bricks. To make me literary. / sifted out my * The Penny Magazine was first published on March 31. Sirs.THE LITERARY DUSTMAN. 1832. My dawning genus fust did peep.e. once had a curious clearance. Near Battle Bridge f 'tis plain.large stacks. Sirs.
and arter smokes a mild Awanna. takes a cup of corf-fee. and as they're fat. They I larns to sing. Vould melt a heart of stone. if I feels fatig'd or ill. or Byron. lounges on the sophy. At Drury Lane's the time o' day. Upon the grand pianna : vith the gals valk a quod-rille. 'twixt you and I. Subjects none can tire on night ve toddles to the play. . Or arter dinner reads a page. Of Valter Scott. to means buy my eldest son A commission in the Lancers. Or Or Or Or. Bell. Sirs. Or Mr. I gives a lesson to the lad. Ve I that. To hear her. But not to gallery attic. Shikspar on the stage. And I quite aristocratic. has 'em taught by GrizL dines at four. .1 62 HUMOROUS. Sirs. In such a barrow tone. pussy's wittals cry. My darters all take arter her. Then Mrs. In grace and figure easy.
And make my darters. I'm a litterary * In George IV. and was M. surmounted a Camera obscura. ven in Parliment. every one. Yes.-|I. and the neighbourhood renamed King's Cross. In old Sir Steven's College. And. for Pontefract. and this was atop of a building. which house. it was pulled down. after cumbering the ground for a few years. Gully fought his way.P. took to the turf and kept racehorses. Sirs. ven Fm made a Member For that I means to try. Mr. 163 Accomplished Hopra dancers. And verefore shouldn't I sits Sirs. was made one of the Royal pages t Gully was a prize-fighter at the coronation of George IV. was alternately a police station and a publicwas a miserable affair. dustman. I means to take. Sirs. 'tis my intent. 'tis true.* Vos built from my design. 'Cause Adam its was the fust man.THE LITERARY DUSTMAN. on.. Chorus. Great sculptors all conwarse with me. I'm sure very plain to you.'s reign a statue was erected to him at Battle It Bridge. Sirs. And call my taste diwine. King George's statty at King's Cross. They call me Adam Bell. The taxes off of knowledge. only made of brick and cement. and. in its turn. It .
in the vay of veil trade. Sirs. a sticking up the it Posters. Chorus. You'll always find me at my post. Honey Now Arter often. and bus'ness sticks to me. I'M Sammy Slap. Sirs. With my paste paste paste All the world is puffing. . Sirs. I've plastered Mrs. the Bill Sticker.THE BILL STICKER. I've hung Macready twelve may seem funny. The low Becos. I have been paid to hang for Common Garden. folks call me Plasterer. I stick to bus'ness like a trump. Charing Cross. after feet high. and you must all agree. vhen any thing's the go. so I paste ! ! ! ! paste ! paste ! Round Nelson's statty. and I don't care a farden. genteely speaking. and they desarves a banging. my trade is Paper- Hanging. vhy. and though Day day against the ! vails.
think I've I kivered all the vails round London. Old Drury Lane has called me cover 'em. honesty's vith. 165 with jealousy to to own bills. kiver old St. my old gal lights the fire vith! I'm proud to say there's Helen Tree. best policy. jackets laced. go and In search of houses. And werry kindly gives 'em I all. Sirs. Faucit bless her eyes ! ve use her pretty And paste's Madam Vestris bang atop of Mr. in. And sent me round vith their plaster over 'em. I'm always on the caper. the stage's great adorner. Paul's. in every hole and And Helen freely. Sirs. They stick up half their master's rest for vaste. I've had the honour of posting her corner. a coat or two of paper . old and new. me it. and sells the Now. Keeley ! . though If they'd let preach it. vith a good name to retire So vot I doesn't use myself.THE BILL STICKER. I'd reach I'm not like some in our trade. they desarve their bills. so help me Bob.
no odds I it is. however. although job. in. I'll brush . . I surely. me. I am I a man of taste. arn't no Pastry-cook. up. you vill all allow. The paste I use. Sirs. vith the English and the Germans vinner. I makes myself. I up. sometimes for theatres. show how I desarve About the town through along to sarve you ! thick and thin.1 66 HUMOROUS. in I never tucks the corners wrinkle. or hangs up I'll for a Sinner. as long as I'm a Vhether works for a Saint. they'll face both comes the fancy work. nor leaves a blessed Then. I've put 'em vind and veather. though they're a twinkle. to deals in puffs and paste. vith Charitable And To Sermons. for the Sometimes I'm jobbing Church. Sirs. and stick to this. in course. mind. Vhenever you may have a you. That vhen my bills.
But I cannot bear things that look queer to the eye \iyou like to see them. don't like to see. I'll if you'll be silent. To like everything good. call I tell me you there are things I I don't like to see. fool. * women A false shirt-front. in a dicky * tied over a rag. why another can't bear. Now I don't like to see little They're better at home with their pas boys with cigars. a queer set of creatures we are. a swell. just tell you the things that Chorus. you may call me a pry. a grey headed sinner pretend he's a saint. fop with mustachios who's not worth a mag. some like to see that. it's nothing to me. . some like to look fat. don't like to see folks in misery sunk. You may a quiz. and listen to I me. and their mas. like the Lord Mayor's Some like to look thin. don't like to see ugly Nor Nor Nor a use paint. I was always a plan when went to school. one person likes. Some like to see this. I don't like to see And I a teetotaller drunk. I declare.THINGS WHAT What It I DON'T LIKE TO SEE. But.
a girl with great taters stuck out at her heels . gums. Nor young I don't like to see people thirty. his don't like to see a man whopping moke. and white muslin dress. I don't like to see ladies picking their Nor a boy I at sixteen Nor a I drink to excess. don't like to see people shooting the moon. Leaving a house. don't like to see yellow wipes round the throat. ladies sending their rags Nor young * up the spout. Nor a man wear I his church-going tile every day. Nor I a swell with his hair just a yard down his back. Nor a man about I a thick-headed dunce don't like to see folks eat more than their whack. Nor a chap buttoned up on a hot I don't like to see peelers drunk on their beat. . don't like to see a coat fit like a sack. I don't like to see frosty weather in May. rent. or apartments. It shows that his brotherly feeling's a joke. girl in black stockings don't like to see women Nor a man pinch I his belly for the sake of his back. ladies bustles fall off in the street.1 68 HUMOROUS. without paying . always sucking his thumbs.* afternoon. a Nor I man wipe his nose on the sleeve of his coat. pay twice for once. Nor I don't like to see people sulk at their meals. don't like to see a pretty girl pout.
night. . sticking up to a gal don't like to see parsons go to the play. Now I don't like to see sorrowful faces. on a pouring wet day. ral. And For I hope another . 169 don't like to see women drest Fal de Nor a boy about I twelve. you'll here take your places I don't like to see I empty streets.THINGS I I DOWT LIKE TO SEE. . Nor a swell in white ducks. I declare. And think that my pocket agrees with me there.
And each brother was really as rich as a Jew. Israelite brothers in in all New York once dwelt. kind of Merchandize freely they dealt.THE BARREL OF PORK. And embarked it at last as a barrel of pork. Ah but stop. when I shall cease to live. exclaimed. but could not prevail. dere's his will. To bury my body in that hard he shall toil real English Soil. to my brother I give. But. on Moses to settle his score call. lucky elf. and my goods. he slept. his last sleep of all. No Till creditor e'er death call'd went away from their door. For none would agree with the body to sail. Isaac tried every Captain. my cash. I must just read it through. Then Isaac. No mortal can ever evade such a So Moses. Upon this condition. ! To see what poor it Moses would have me to do. . Sirs. he set quickly to work. between me and you. The Will All ran thus. All his goods and his monies belong to myself. Two And. not to be baulked. . were They thought to be wealthy. his brother.
You have eaten my poor proder Moses for dinner ! ! . ! roar'd out Isaac. he cried^looking steadfastly round He met You delivered my barrel. ! ! But come. Isaac wrote to his agent to tell him his plan. Some months after this. we were forced to break Preak pulk Put. goot Captain. a pay good price. 171 Mo He was cut up in pieces with chopper and knife. as I am a sinner. we lay a sheer hulk. That during our trip. cried the Captain. as he walked on the wharf. now. Our law won't permit us to sell our own prother. Your brother why zounds then myself and my crew. don't huff. with the Captain. safe and sound ? Said the Captain. we Ach mein Gott cried poor Isaac. replied Isaac. surely. . you're worse than a Turk. a yellow fac'd dwarf. if pay you for your brother. bulk. as he'd been pork . I'm sorry to say. we were near cast away. Friend Isaac. When in sight of old England. but For I'll did. As provisions were scarce. I'll my friend Isaac. though 'twas devilish tough. Veil. Have feasted three days on a piece of tough Jew. had never been cut up so much in his life. And begged of him to bury the poor pickled man. you ne'er proke my parrel of pork ? Indeed. I hope.THE BARREL OF PORK. to finish this work. no. though we cheat one another. No.
i.2 HUMOROUS. . Though can't touch the cash. In his purse back. cried. you know. the Captain was putting his gold. espying. Goot Captain. I hold. for that proder of mine You can pay me. Which Isaac. for the parrel and prine.
! my too. Vhen she cried. this is is was one of the most popular of street songs. my rounds in the streets I did meet Oh. my Primroses (Spoken) Here's your fine Colliflowers Oh. Primroses. buy my come buy.IN the "thirties" of this century. (Spoken) nose. Tell them that my true love is far. and Carroty hair. All round my hat for a twelvemonth and a day. love she vas fair. Turnip cheeks. If any one should ax it. Shed a Redish nice wegitable countenance. it well worth reproducing among utterly unknown to the present ALL ROUND ALL MY HAT. and the humorous ballads. as generation. Chorus. (Spoken) Here's your precious Turnips . round my hat I vears a green villow. the reason vy I vears it. far away. And I never heard a woice more louder and more sweeter. 'Twas going of her. And cruel vas the judge vot my love had ! to try. and my love she vas kind. I thought she vas an hangel just come down from the sky.
ve'll (Spoken) Bless her heyes. (Spoken) Heres your fine spring Radishes / But ve'll . so cruelly-ly they leave And they never sighs nor sorrows. crack 'em and try 'em is y a shillin' a hundred ! As soon 'em. But he sent my love across the seas. oh. 'fore I does any Bad Oh.174 HUMOROUS. never more marry. And vhen she does come back. on the werry day she started. (Spoken) Here s your hard hearted Cabbages ! For seven long years my love and I are parted. Vich gave her as a token all to remember me. oh. I'd love my love for ever. far away. though she's far away. be parted. for ever and a day. For seven long years. I bought I my love a ring. veil they're far avay. and be happy. (Spoken) Heres your Valnuts. luck to the chap vot'd ever be false hearted. far. my love is bound to stay. ! (Spoken) Here's your nice heads of Sallary There some young men as is so precious deceitful. as they deceive 'em. (Spoken) 'Tis a precious long time trade to-day. (Spoken) Do you vant any Hinguns to day. For thieving vas a thing she never vas inclined to. marm ? Oh. A coaxing of the young girls they wish to lead astray.
I A leg of pork bought. to extremes often dash They're always in a fashion . the people will be One cries out. When. the town.HERE'S THE MAN A-COMING f will IN Lunnon town each day. to have a slap up dinner the street. I fear. strange sayings springing. running. " Put it down. be But. a . through studying the . half way down young scamp came by. here's the man " a-coming ! Young married on. here's the man a-coming " ! 'Twas only t'other day. fright. folks. if you list to me. As you go through funning. a new one I'll be singing. Says he "Guv'ner. as sure as I'm a sinner. drop that meat.
under the " ! the tally man a-coming There's lots of ups and downs. to own I'm very I pay there is no fun in. So always bolt the door. But I I do it quite brown. here's are shunning. .i?6 HUMOROUS. And. here's the man a-coming . gents. in this place. to see your smiling faces. get and dread. and lots of rummy : dodgings. the tradesmen they bed. " say. when I hear the landlord coming It's ! pleasant. I presume. too. Mind what you're at. in taking furnish'd lodgings poor. fear Each day with "Jem. I in your proper he's very " ! places Now. I there's one stands there so know cunning. you're sly.
good or bad. upwards as the boys. you only twig the company that stands around me here. I'll But something stare. now. they in I grew. don't say whether to you. with of hair. nobby head N . tell you. I so surprized . I soon should catch an heiress. but. my mother my took care. for that I'll leave The subject's now before you. around me flew But when a young man if I I had grown. There's no one in this street can sport such a nobby head of hair. handsome nobby head When At an infant I a wonder was. YOU'VE I called on me to sing a song. but the proof If it is most clear. and I firmly do declare. school.THE NOBBY HEAD OF HAIR. I'll try what I can do. Perhaps you think I'm bragging. mobs said. pray don't at as a me There's nothing half so of hair.
And. the road. I ask'd to see her home. by my nobby Not I liking this brute treatment. Balls. the Zoological. 'twas well pull'd by the apes . was it's cub. by nobby head of hair. and wet through to the skin. Her husband. I was grappl'd head of by It fancied that I hair. White Conduit Gardens. all I go to places of amusement. he asunder did us Then he dragg'd me through a horse pond. in making a bear. me they did nought but jeer and . Plays. it oft gets into scrapes. from the gardens I did roam. To hear the buz of admiration at hair. caught a lady ogling me. A mob soon came around grin.1 78 HUMOROUS. we met on tear. when the ladies see me there. my nobby head of Although At my hair is elegant. and everything that's new. my He left me near dead with affright. my escape from them. the other day. and the Eagle too. Tavern I feel prouder than Prince Albert.
and solemnly did member of hair. I look'd quite lean and spare. The Mill. but in He So said. but on the silent system there. with such a nobby head of . that all I soon forgot the past. But what griev'd me most. your guilt it is quite plain . you see. to night. free again. a me in custody. to prison you must I go.THE NOBBY HEAD OF HAIR. dragg'd down my fat. I have come it here to sing But this is a fact you can't deny. they cut head of hair. to the treadmill was sent. 179 A I. like me. But now that I am . by my nobby head of hair. rare is a thing most To see a handsome chap hair. they knew me only. my innocence I pleaded. by my nobby head To the Magistrate. That's one reason why I'm happy as a king. of the swell mob was. My friends. off all my nobby I thought it would have drove me mad. it grew again so It put me in it such spirits. vain. but fast. policeman took swear.
A ghost stepp'd up to his bed Miss Bailey. one morning. Miss Bailey ! side. for One night betimes he went to a fever. He took to drinking ratafee. Oh. . who hang'd daily. but I'm a gay deceiver His candle just at twelve o'clock began to burn quite palely." Oh. who dwelt in country quarters. Miss Bailey" then he looks white and mealy.MISS BAILEYS GHOST. " he." " "your face " Dear Captain Smith. behold unfortunate Miss Bailey. and " said. Miss Bailey ! unfortunate Miss Bailey. His wicked conscience smited him. cried. he lost his stomach Seduced a maid. herself." the ghost used replied. you've me ungenteely . he had caught Says am " a handsome man. rest. "Avaunt. A CAPTAIN bold. in Halifax. in her garters. I . and thought upon Miss Bailey.
" said must once for all small clothes he. The Crowner's Quest goes hard with me.MISS BAILEY'S GHOST." Oh." The ghost remember then vanish'd gaily. 181 I've And parson Biggs won't bury me. my regimental 'Twill bribe the sexton for your grave. poor Miss Bailey. Dear Corpse. "since close." I am dead Oh. Miss Bailey " ! unfortunate Miss Bailey. Miss Bailey ! unfortunate Miss Bailey. though Miss Bailey. because acted frailly. Bless you. " Crying. . wicked Captain Smith. you and in I accounts I've really got a " one pound note .
So courting he went. He replied. . though not very small. When he'd married the widow.HUMPHREY DUG GINS. hope we shall. he would have been a great for conscience sake. it ain't true. children had she. So. old Widow Warmpurse. I says he. old she. OLD Humphrey Duggins. So the six little Duggins came home the next day. but she had a large house. he wanted a life . my dear. Resolving to lead a sober A batchelor. So to court the widow. wife. The No she wanted a spouse. she then to him did say. and the widow knew not That he'd one piccaninny. Six children had Duggins. thinks he. I've Says Duggins began. No doubt we shall have a large family. rake. been told you're a sad naughty man. much less a whole lot. the large house will just hold them all.
I am dish'd . for a great many children you wish'd. Misses. And. he. little made her a bow. .HUMPHREY The The Says It's DUGGINS. my old only my ones come home from grass. said he. I as no one is certain their wishes to have. they three she. they curtseied. You wicked Says deceiver. this ? How! what means little Why. lass. 183 three Master Duggins. thought you might fancy a few ready made. quoth she.
1801. and rose higher. But according to the Earl of Warwick. and listen to my song. no machinery. who could afford to play guinea whist. or to rear beef and mutton. per quarter. with them. soil undrained. . ploughman.IT as is contrast it the privilege of the aged to carp at modern doings. COME all you I'll 90 YEARS jolly relate the life of a husbandmen. per quarter. . or 34J. they did not benefit much by it it was light come. 1800). and not detain you long. wheat was 137^. in a speech in Parliament (November 14. THE HONEST PLOUGHMAN. "He wondered not at the extravagant style of living of some of the farmers. could never grow wheat to sell at 32J. light go. in January. In war time the farmers did well . but even mixed brandy with it. and were not contented with drinking wine. used to be carried out. with their little fields. cut even smaller by the huge hedges and ditches. could never pay now. to compete against imported meat. and to them with things as they were in their youth Farming. OR AGO. the earth merely scratched by the plough." The small farms.
plough and sow.HONEST PLOUGHMAN. a pony and a father had a little farm. I rose each morn. And with the lark. OR 90 YEARS AGO. When I I was born. My My and a plough. mother had some pigs and fowls. just 90 years ago. My mother was a dairy maid that's 90 years ago. my my father used to harrow. a harrow cow. think I've heard mother say. then he did no servant want. 'twas 90 years ago. to go and drive The farmer's wives in every way themselves veils. For now one family's nearly twice as big as then were ten. but they both their work did do. the cows did milk. who banished grief and woe. The rent that time was not so high by far. As I have heard my parents say. dandy and gowns made out of . They did not wear the silk. 185 My father was a farmer. as I will pen. the plough. Until that just arrived to seven years of age. my mother milk'd had the cow. father did a To So drive the plough I my boy engage. They didn't hire a servant.
Harrowed. At length when I was 25. in my place. though very poor. or thrash within the barn. as an husbandman. She could sit and spin and knit. years that's many We lived along contented. . or plough. my house as I had changed my The younger Then children. and I the land could plough. My wife and me. We had not occasion then to ask for parish relief. in harvest time I used to When I was 20 years of age. ago. daily. The daughters went the plough. did not ride blood horses. and reap and mow. my father's work would do. When I was fifteen years of age. and banished pain and grief. father's Compelled to leave life. like the farmer's wives a milking and the sons went to They do now.1 86 COUNTRY. all. I could manage well the farm. at I find things very different now. but I could do. Could hedge and ditch. There nothing was upon a farm. I took myself a wife. ploughed. and sow. I used to thrash and sow. could keep a pig and cow. to labour I did go.
He's respected just as a wood. I'm grey. now done away with. I cannot well engage. I they shove me into Whig Bastile.* in grief Where may hang my hoary head. at the grave." " Coldbath Fields. was called the Bastille" and to its dying day was known to the criminal classes as " the * A when once Steel. and he and woe. much when old. am feeble grown. in "the House. may weep in grief The times are very different now to 90 years ago. My father did not see the like. Then. and pine and woe. so called because of the loss of personal The House of Correction. When a man has laboured all his life to do his coun- try good. just like a dog. they lay me in my liberty Workhouse. I can no longer labour. If. 187 my as I hairs are grown quite do. OR But now 90 YEARS AGO. But now that feel. To work had used to I 90 years of age. as last. must go into a Whig Bastile to end my days and I am 90 die. just 90 years ago.HONEST PLOUGHMAN. I no longer have. Now I years of age." . if for relief I do apply. as a donkey in His days are gone and past. and poverty do a for relief I go.
wish he may get twenty. their stinking pride. How the farmers in old England. . their glory. their station. I relate a story. Until at length. GOOD Whilst people attend awhile. Let's pray that hungry bellies Be fill'd when they are empty. Did once support When masters And happy in liv'd as masters ought. may And I where a servant gets ten pounds.THE NEW FASHIONED FARMER. all. Chorus. Has ruined all the Nation.
tail. Before their landlord's face. And then to harrow. instead of the plough O'er hedges they are jumping. plow. their The good old dames. They'd go upon a Monday. to make a man weak. Sir. In former times. never thought on fashion. And The enough strong give him the dry gripes. farmer's daughters used to Sir. It's Sir. And on old Dobbin they would To market or to fair. farmers us'd to wear. They'd go to Church on Sunday. Sir. But strove to names. But now fine geldings they must mount.THE The NEW FASHIONED FARMER. Their delight is in fox hunting. . Sir. With fine brown beer their hearts to cheer. 189 A good old fashioned long grey coat. Sir. To join all in the chace. Dressed up like any lord or 'squire. work All at the spinning wheel. Sir. God bless Were seldom in a passion. or sow. both plain and neat. keep a right good house. ride. And But now they must drink swipes. But now. And instead of sowing of their corn.
But now.190 COUNTRY. Besides. They'd handle a piano-forte. Sir. Their dress was always plain and warm. Their bonnets and their great black veils. As red as any rose. At what has here been penned. Would almost fright a donkey. Sir. When in their holiday clothes. Sir. we'll double their rents. Upon The The each hunting day. mop or broom. they're frilled and furbelowed. such furniture as that. * A strike is four pecks or one bushel. Now with their landlords they will ride. Just like a dancing monkey. strike measure^ which would make wheat eight guineas per quarter. Sir. Sir. Is With any such kind of Sooner than handle sport. Their fingers they're afraid to spoil. Sir. Sir. Sir. When The wheat it was a guinea a strike. Besides. must join landlords say. now. Sir. . thought quite ungenteel. Sir. But. their daughters they ladies at the Ball. And I then their pride must fall. hope no one will think amiss.* farmers bore the sway. they had such handsome cheeks.
THE But NEW FASHIONED FARMER. Sir. It makes poor servants' wages low. 191 hope that these hard times May speedily amend. . And keeps them in subjection. let us Has brought them to reflection. It's all through such confounded pride.
the agricultural labourer has. Paid by the hour.PRESENT COME I all TIMES. meal. you bold Britons. but he has higher rent to pay. thanks to Mr. skim milk. and he has lost the sympathy of his employer. and eight shillings was worth at least fifteen of the present Now. currency. higher wages. being paid for a whole day. etc. and constant work. presumably. Joseph Arch and other agitators. but they're gone by complete. * The writer of this makes no mention of the advantages the labourer had in those days. as in the old days. . instead of. he is discharged as soon as it comes on to rain hard. Money then had more purchasing power. and listen to me. There once was good times. wet or fine. low rent.. where'er pray give attention. even if he only worked part of it. For a poor man lives now on Eight Shillings a week. his privileges are curtailed or annulled. OR EIGHT SHILLINGS A WEEK* you may be.
A poor man to labour (believe To me 'tis so). poor man's condemned. When a man earned three shillings a day. The Nobs of " Old England. Here then was contentment throughout the whole land. O . seen. better have been. And make them work hard for Eight Shillings a week. as you all understand. or to reap. maintain his family is willing to go Either hedging. A Our venerable fathers remember the year. for Eight Shillings a week. 193 England there never was As the present ones now but much . He But now he must work then could live well. Are striving to crush a poor man to the ground. or ditching. keep his family neat. But now he must pine on Eight Shillings a week. Each poor man could live. and looked on as a thief. Such times in old ETC. to plough. But how does he live on Eight Shillings a week. And compelled to work hard on Eight Shillings a week. and get plenty to eat. They'll beat down their wages and starve them complete." of shameful renown. and his beer. In the reign of old George.PRESENT TIMES.
before long.194 COUNTRY. every labourer be able to keep His children and wife on Twelve Shillings a week. it is May May the times be much better. to conclude So now and finish my song. .
JIG. TO THE HIKINGS. Servants. Unto my song attend a These verses will cause you to smile. it is as well. fairs now in existence. far and near. You Who Farmers. The servants stood and perhaps in of their employment groups according to their callings. land do reside in while. the carters carried a piece of whipcord. JIG. and the hiring was for a year certain. each bearing some token for instance. as a great deal of drunkenness and immorality used to occur at these meetings. wages were agreed upon. . them. or hiring.THERE are very few Statute. Employers of labour came and personally interviewed .
Waggoner Dick with his white smock. He finds his dear. and makes her sup. Among the lasses soon does throng. run the wages down. Tom. oh dear ! Will scarce serve you throughout the year. and Jim. Bob. He swears he'll smash his Sally's clock. . and try offer such small wages. With farmer's daughters short and long. servants they come flocking Until the hirings do begin. Masters and Mistresses enquire. jig. jig along. all jig away To see the fun on the hiring day. in. gay and smart young men. There's pretty Sally.196 COUNTRY. Ploughboy Jim. with whip so long. Like bees a swarming in a hive. When The at the hirings they do arrive. And when good They They servants they have found. Of Servants. if they want to hire. Jack. To land hirings roll in. And afterwards the dance keeps up. There's slender Kate and dumpy Doll. Now The lasses land hirings are come again. They now both thick and thin. Harry. and pug nosed Poll. Brest in their best.
Both John and Moll feel rather queer. John buys her nuts. John squeezes her hand and looks so sly. fiddling. and wine. While John and Molly jig it again. Then towards home they cross the hill. rout. what noise and With John and Molly's jigging about. .JIG. Says John. They soon forget the Poor Law Bill. is So let each servant lad. Then off they go to the Dancing room. And love plays up a rattling. For wages they must rise I'm told. With a few yards of ribbon fine. the greedy elves. 197 They want servants. they say. And good Lord. Then John and Moll walk to and They take a peep into the show. There plenty of work. TO THE HIKINGS. on the Railway. The fiddler he strikes up a tune. For years to come. and man. and cakes. and find themselves. Whilst Molly winks her funny eye. less I do declare. fro. then. With rum and beer. To work for nought. I'll take no I ask twenty pound a year. Or else they'll go to the Railroad. dancing. Stand up for wages when you can. JIG.
198 COUNTRY. So Maids. To you both so neat and trig. jig you wish to play. Lads. There. if you give the Parson his fee. And when jig. to the lasses be kind and true. To the Hirings jig. lest you rue. You'll find quite ready he will be. hire . Then send you home to jig. jig. jig. jig away. don't jig.
If the master and we can agree. Lo. And John will kiss his mistress [when his master is a-weary. is coming here. and what they do require. and Sal will mind the dairy. You It's all must ask ten pounds a then. you must do all the work. and none of you go under. the Statutes to To see the lads their hire. . will stand . all for to look for places. lads. year. before that you do There's Rolling Jane the hemp will spin. now in a wonder. and lasses standing all. For now the time glory. coming on. So now. and he will give good wages. a-waiting for Chorus. COME all you lads of high renown. to Hiring we have come. and is listen to my story. that is to all your For Jumping Nan admire. The master that a servant wants. stand up hire.COUNTRY STATUTES. for wages.
But a jug of ale. the plough must go. with whip so long. And Bet so thick. likewise good cheese and butter. and never tire. . Hey up. Although she's mean. There's Tom will reap and mow. flutter : will tread the rick. There's Poll so red. before the day is dawning. will made the bread. so they're the lads to hire. They'll load the cart.200 COUNTRY. rises early in the morning. and do what she is able. But. There's black eyed Fan. if you grumble when she's done. gee wo. all ready for your dinner. they'll thrash. will cook your eggs and bacon. There's Carter John. it will soon make him merry. and do their part. if I am not made the puddings fat and good. till he is almost weary. with the frying pan. when waiting at the table. both stout and stale. she's neat and clean. she'll cure you with the skimmer. She'll roast and boiled. mistaken. He's always ready at his work. With beef and mutton. she's never in a She'll feed the sows and milk the cows.
Sir. beside. you that are young and join a drink- and hearty. when you embraces. by any means want no places. blame you. doubt next year you'll you care for yourselves going home from the races. Nor yet do But If I intend at all. all in your hand. to dress so smart. they call her in charming Nancy. . So all you pretty I lasses gay. it All for to dress and curl her hair. love are returning home. The farmer's wife so full 201 of pride. fairs. But the girl of heart. Must take your girl ing party. at statutes. enjoying sweet With and honour spend the night. and powder Sir.COUNTRY STATUTES. But. I do not wish to shame to you. And when the mop it is all o'er. she's all the young men's fancy. must have a lady's maid. She can wink and blink such a style. or races.
THE BOLD POACHER.
'prentice in fair Lincolnshire,
master for nearly seven year,
to poaching, as quickly
Till I got
my delight in a shiny night, in the season of the year.
As I and my bold comrades were setting of a snare, The game keeper was watching us, for him we did not
could wrestle, or
any where, was my delight
a shiny night, in the season of
As I and my bold comrades were setting four or And going to take them up again, we found a
THE BOLD POACHER.
in the bag,
my boys, and
through the woods
delight in a shiny night, in the season of the year.
hung her over
shoulder, and rambled into the
called at a neighbour's house,
and sold her
sold her for a crown
delight, in a shiny night, in the season of
Here's to every poacher that lives in Lincolnshire,
here's to every
gamekeeper, that wants to buy a
But not every keeper that wants to keep his deer, It was my delight of a shiny night, in the season of
THIS ballad shows
that there are two sides to a poacher's
DEATH OF POOR
YE Gentlemen both great and small, Game keepers, poachers, sportsmen, all, Pray listen to my simple clown,*
sing you the death of poor Bill Brown, sing you the death of poor Bill Brown.
night as you shall hear, in the season of the year,) was (It We went to the woods to catch a fat buck, But ah that night we had bad luck, Bill Brown was shot and his dog was stuck.
got to the
saw the Game keeper present his gun, call'd on Bill to climb the gate,
fetch the fat buck, but
For there he met
Then, dying he lay upon the ground,
And in that state poor Bill I found, And when he saw me, he did cry,
Revenge my death," I will, said I, For many a hare we've caught hard
DEATH OF POOR
knew the man that shot Bill Brown, knew him well and could tell his clown,
Black jacket he had, and red waistcoat on,
and they called him Tom.
dressed -myself up, next night in time, got to the wood and the clock struck nine,
ranged the wood all over and then looked at my watch, and it was just
heard a footstep upon the green,
for fear of
being seen, Tom Green.
piece fast in
heard the noise, and turn'd him round,
and brought him down to the ground, hand gave him his deep death wound.
revenge, you see,
hopes have crown'd,
I've shot the
that shot Bill Brown,
no more these eyes will see, dear Farewell, friend, farewell to thee,
THE JOLLY ANGLER.
jolly angler's life is the best of any, a fancy void of strife, and will be lov'd of many, no crime at any time, but a harmless pleasure,
a bliss of lawfulness
It is a skill that
not a toy sweet and com;
Adornation to our mind
Pastime we shall sweetly
the weather prove but
In the morning up
have our pleasure.
as soon as daylight's
peeping, take a cup to cheer the heart, and leave the
THE JOLLY ANGLER.
Forth we walk, with merry talk to some pleasant river, Near the Thames' silver streams there we stand, rod
right, for a bite
the bait the fish allure,
They come bobbing,
nipping, biting, skipping,
Dangling on our hooks secure sweet and pure.
with such a pastime
fish for ever.
Various objects to be seen, O, what pleasure there is, Can there be a purer joy if so tell me, where is ?
Birds they sing, and flowers spring full of delectation, whistling breeze runs through the trees, there we
meet meadows sweet Flowers sweet, the mind unbent
Living, giving, easing, pleasing
by those sweet
freshing bowers, Vitals from those herbs and flowers, rais'd up
For man's recreation.
Hounds and huntsmen roving
abounding Hideous noise, in
their joys, not to be
to gain a dish
with a hook, in the
spare our throat, while they're sulfro
Twivy, Twivy, Twivy, hark the horn does sweetly blow, Hounds and huntsmen all in a row,
their pastime tired.
we have worms and
paste, too Landing net and floats
have, with hooks of all sizes
for the angle
We have line and choice of twine, fitting
If they don't show,
we'll go, seeking out
Eel or pike, or the
dace or bleak, these we seek,
more, gudgeons, perches,
Here's the jolly angler's store
choice of fish
We will have
To some house
our angle. should our bodies
If the sun's excessive heat,
or hedge retreat, for
But, if we spy a shower Then we flee beneath a
nigh, or the
eat our victuals
we can no
smoke and soak then again, to the same, longer stay, we come laughing,
joking, quaffing, smoking, delightful all the way thus we do conclude the day,
With a cup
THE HUMOURS OF THE RACES,
song to you rn
their sweet and'
countrymen and maids, with ruddy faces,
Link'd in each other's arms -they're coming to the
Here's Coaches and Tandems, there's Gigs and Carts
grandly dress'd, with dandy cap beside
a cabbage net to cover o'er their faces
at their heels, they're
Wrth a footman
And when toddle. start. Now Whilst the horses run the course. there's Molly Ruff. and Sukey. Kate. Besides. they'll make you curse the races. tumbling o'er another. where the gentlemen are sitting. remarkable for beauty . The course for to keep clear always at the races. who are fond of men's embraces. into the booth they'll They drink of gin and ale. The gentlemen in red. hundreds of them are betting.210 COUNTRY. I'd have you mind your There's spruce Eliza Long. The time it being arrived. and others pull wry faces. look at the Grand Stand. with their fine rings and The horses then do ! lockets. There's pretty lasses gay. The horses are well bred. They push Here's girls upon the course. and Polly. run. are going home. the bell it is rung loudly. O one shove and away. But while the horses pockets. But if you don't take care. wish they'd never seen the races. Some win As they a handsome sum. the heat is o'er. so gallant in their places. what a row and pother. they walk the course so proudly. till it affects their noddle : .
211 While your money lasts. Lark whistles. when the horse races are Will be unto the house where three balls the door hangs over. Sir. here's pies and tarts likewise. There's many a luckless wight may The the sport." Here's wheelbarrows with nuts. The next unto the shows.THE HUMOURS OF THE RACES. and money growing with reason curse short. Sir. Come in and take your to show you Punch and Nan. the people are advancing. and muffins too. rattles. . if you're inclin'd to buy. and also wooden trumpets. When the races they are o'er. they'll use you very civil. they'll kick you like the devil. finest race you'll see. stage like puppets are a " The showman bawls places. The show folks on the dancing. now you've come the Races. But when your blunt is gone. drums. Sir. and crumpets. I'll aloud. All for to please your taste. over. Sir. Here's the best of beef and ham.
Cries the Liverpool lads. you cock Merchants. If this Charcoal Black it gets fair play. a pot. far and near. this Where Then Lord Derby came swaggering down. Did you hear of a cock battle happened near. O. Those Liverpool lads. I've heard them say. And carried away the Bonny Grey. and the Bonny Grey. these two cocks. He will rip the wings of your Bonny Grey. We went to Jim Ward's and call'd for . cock battle was fought Twenty guineas a side these cocks did play. The Liverpool lads gave a loud huzza. Bet ten guineas to a crown. Whilst the Charcoal he lay dead The cock battle it at last. The Charcoal Black. COME.THE BONNY GREY. how now ? what odds Grey. . The Charcoal Black. ? The odds the Prescot lads did say. The Charcoal Black and the Bonny was fought. and the Bonny Grey. they came to the sod.
Now this owd chap to Windsor did stump. Ri turn looral i. if he'd a known he'd not been at home. and all secure. looral. So he knocked and thumped with his oaken clump.THE KING AND WEST COUNTRYMAN. looral. do. When this owd chap to Lunnun had come. . owd chap to Lunnon did go. Likewise to unbosom to him his grief. A flaw in his lease the lawyers had were all And Ri about felling of five oak trees. building some houses upon his own ground. found. to be sure. But. tooral. In hopes King George would give him this Now To tell the relief. Chorus. THERE was It an old chap in the west country. looral. But the gates were barred. He dom'd his buttons. King a part of his woe. There's room for I within. if ever he'd come. He found the King to Windsor had gone.
Ordered ten pounds to be paid down. he'd half so much brass. he took the lease in hand. to carry on the joke. Mr. I'ze how do you do ? have the kindness to do. I I've seen finer ? vow and declare. The King.214 COUNTRY. Mr. And the farmer. a bit of a job. Noble. to make him some little amend. Likewise ten shillings. King. To sign it he was likewise willing. The But But. as I see there If that chap's a king. that the King. Pray. He dommed wig if he'd gi'en him the . What's. he was likewise willing he'd a known. and gi'ed him a shilling. for gotten for you. he stared and looked very funny. and half a crown. He lugged out his bag. to take if up the his cash. if Which. I've you'll got a summut you in my fob. Kings at Bartlemy Pray. For years and years after for ever more. Fair. The King. shilling. farmer. show I the King.
when he came all Like a duck against thunder. London the streets were all paved with there. he rolled up his eyes . it put it in my mouth. around. But. not a penny in them will they One guinea I'll I've got. but was paved with stone. says John. search'd He Now. So deceived was poor Johnny. they can't find there. For a boy overheard every word that he spoke. That your pockets they'll pick in the midst of the day! I'll take pretty good care that they shall not pick find. . but the devil a one. gold. JOHN HODGE bid his dad and his mammy good And he set off for London his fortune to try. they do. I have heard people say. For he. If mine. Could poor Johnny find. in London.HODGE IN LONDON. in bye. That by a great many folks had been told. and of that for will take care. this caution he took. to his great surprise.
and ran off with my guinea. and then to gain. said the boy. that clod hopping ninny. When the people they heard the poor boy so take on. from this time I'll ne'er do such a job. What mean you ? you rascal. you've got in your mouth. just like a great calf. . Then they opened was found. But the boy coming up.216 COUNTRY. boy being determined the guinea the stones. they all then did cry. Then John he Crying. He has knocked me down. They scampered away. Then John. Says John. he stood roaring. John's mouth. who off with it did run. I ne'er touched the boy. the Now Tumbled down on amain. You've robb'd the boy. did heartily laugh. swear. still a lie he bawled out. nor his guinea. all thought that the boy he did rob. where the guinea Which was presently shewn to the people all round. 'Twas given to the boy. I stood trembling and quaking for fear. For you know that my guinea. though the theft you deny. and soon overtook John. The people Whilst those standing by. And he laugh'd for to think how the Bumpkin he'd done. called out Stop that thief.
Many men had been impressed they were and their punishment. and fired on several ships entering or departing. Provisions ran short. But at the Nore there was open mutiny they blockaded the entrance to the Thames. They gave in one by one. .ALTHOUGH the Mutiny of the Fleet at the Nore does not properly belong to this century. committed a gross breach of discipline in combining together and opening communications with each other throughout the Fleet. until their This was grievances had been looked into and redressed. went to the Fleet at St. 50 to 500 lashes. The men refused to do so. and the men. Mary Matfelon. yet it so nearly approached it (1797). with orders to sink those ships that did not surrender. being no infrequent punishment for very venial offences. This could not be endured. promised and granted. and the Admiral gave orders to sail to sea. however. and some men-ofwar were sent alongside. . and officers ashore. They plotted to seize the ships and expel the officers but it became known. but they were long regarded as Parker was buried in the churchyard of St. and showed them an Act of Parliament. Helen's. and was of such national importance for the time being. hanged . but still the men were suspicious that faith would not be kept with them. telling him of their grievances. and this pacified that portion of the Fleet. . I venture to insert a ballad respecting it. No notice was taken of it. Lord Howe. several others were martyrs. probably ignorantly. Early in the year the men sent in very respectful memorials to Lord Howe. and the Admiralty removed the buoys. and they set some of their that in . granting their demands. Whitechapel. . for the badly paid and badly fed slightest infraction of discipline. Richard Parker (a man of some education). The Navy was a bad state. and the chief ringleader. was fearful. according to the temper of the captain.
with pity look down on me. help me out of trouble. Help me. to suffer . For by the death of my brave Parker. My bosom At I friend I lov'd so dear the awful was not moment he was going allowed to come near. he was to suffer. I can't erase him from my mind.DEATH OF PARKER. Parker he was my lawful husband. Tho' doom'd by law. . Fortune hath prov'd to me unkind . YE Gods And above. And out of all calamity. protect the widow.
A signal for my husband to die. His imprudence had begun. I thought I saw the yellow flag flying. Though his trembling hand did wave. grief I The suffered at this moment. wish'd to finish the doleful task. was obliged to go away. As a signal of farewell. No nor neighbour would come nigh me. For to ease me of my grief and care. you must be denied. In vain I 219 strove. The boatswain did his best endeavour. To get me on shore without delay. But they replied. and broken hearted. To think that they should me stay. First time I attempted I my love to see. As the time it did draw nigh. Ready to take his body away. A gun was fired. You must return on shore again. as they required. him I love so dear. tell. o'er and o'er again. No heart can paint. Oppress'd with grief.DEATH OF PARKER. law its course had run. soul of friend. or tongue can fleeting spirit I My The thought would follow. Three times. Every moment Till the I I thought an hour. When I stood trembling and confounded. in vain I asked. .
'tis silent. O'er his grave does often weep. And all the world are fast asleep.220 SEA. shall shine in endless glory. trembling heart that knows no comfort. When we Never to be parted more . Brings me nearer to the shore. My Each lingering minute that passes. In the dead of night.
Exposed to the fire of the enemy she lay. . at eleven at night. We hoisted our colours. But the grape from their batteries so smartly did play. except they would fight. we will always maintain. with Lord Nelson to the port of Boulogne. For to cut away their shipping. and so boldly them With a 7 did spread British flag flying at our royal mast-head. which was all in vain. they were all moored and chained. eighteen hundred and one.THE BATTLE OF BOULOGNE. For to cut out their shipping. Nine hundred brave seamen killed and wounded there lay. And the shot from their batteries so smartly did pour. While ninety bright pieces of cannon did play. ON the second day of August. W hile bold For the honour of England. British seamen plough the watery main. Where many a brave seaman then lay in his gore. We sail'd Our boats being well mann'd. For to our misfortune.
No ship could assist us. For relieving poor sailors in time of distress. we were toss'd to and relieve us the fro. May the Lord put an end to all cruel wars. Lord will And send peace and contentment to all British tars. Our noble commander. Used every endeavour to afford us relief. as well you may know. In this wounded condition.222 SEA. . And you who you bless. with heart full of grief.
VICTOR Y. on board the Victory. he vow'd he'd marry me. is my troubles they are great. Therefore he did not presume to come within the door. My parents could not endure my love. because he was poor. I AM a youthful lady. I gave to him my hand and that heart. He clasp'd me round my slender waist. But I did not know my love would go on board the Victory. My He scarcely able my grievance to relate. . is gone to plough the Ocean. Many a pleasant evening my love and I have met. tongue Since I have lost my true love that was ever dear to me. and gave me kisses sweet.
His teeth were white as ivory. And closely locked in my arms. like blooming month of He is lively. and crew of noble fame. and go in the Victory. In the battle of Trafalgar. And glory to the noble lord. Here's success unto the Victory. my I lad so dearly reigns within my burning sweet breast. his hair in ringlets hung. bold Nelson. or But. had he been some noble degree. for Each Love when in my slumbers. man of high They had sent the lad I love. bosom. Sometimes dream I do enjoy my love's company. in every degree. roses. on board the Victory. all in the His cheeks June. he was obliged to yield. And my love was slain with Nelson upon that very day. .224 SEA. My Till love was overpowered. on board the Victory. was his name. but he fought most manfully. ne'er lord. on board the Victory. tall My heart lies in his and handsome. the Victory cleared the way. night. And Thirteen of the pressgang did my love surround. I can't find any rest. he laid bleeding on the ground. one of the cursed gang.
. that I'll whop you. I'll stop you. the Turks slaughter children like rabbits But John Bull could bear it no more. And lay in the * Port Navarino. you death dealers.THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO.* YOU'VE heard For all of the Turks and the Greeks. they cut down each other like leeks. How And Europe's been told their bad habits. jest. I swear by St. But the Turks supposed John was in Or concluded he was but a Green-o. And Said he. if you don't both soon give o'er. 1827. So they mustered their fleet all the best. George. October 20.
And next came the brave ship Genoa The Tars then bang'd into the Turks. As they do to all foes that would wrong us. Sir. In three hours the business was done. shot the poor Grecians by flocks. Turk. The Musselmen cried. . The Russians proved willing and able. ? Then Codrington proudly Said he. my brave British bull dogs. But they answered him with a And a dirty trick something like murder. And And bring down a few Turkey Cocks. just a word here. " We'll go join in the sport. And the turkeys dished up for the table. Death and famine they carried before't. The Asia then led on the way. Sir." Then our Admiral Said he. " boldly went in. Said our Tars.226 SEA." ! ! ! The French took a share in the fun." foul grin. arose. tow-a. Mr. since they're determined on blows. " Do they take us for dull logs Well." Now the Turk thought our ships And hoped soon to take them in were his prey. " Here's your works Oh Mahomet The Devil's upon us. Go at 'em.
. lads of true blue. 227 But it And seems they'd too much of the fire. the first honest man knock him down. Then success to our Be they found upon sea or on shore. all our efforts must crown. And May the tyrant that treads on her laws. Sir. Sir. They were cooked 'Twas not a mere to their heart's full desire. were d ly burnt in the roasting. And hurrah for the staunch gallant crew That manned the brave ship the Genoa ! While we Success fight in humanity's cause. frizzle or toasting.THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO.
DUKE DUKE WILLIAM land's nation. be not afraid. Dressed all in their sailor's trim. come * in. And when they were. all the people stare at their The landlady viewed them her. in to toe. there. manly appearance by good words they . when he was Duke century. from top Said Duke William. WILLIAM'S FROLIC* and a Nobleman. I love the jolly sailor. nigh to two o'clock. frolic of William IV. now let us go and know. heroes of Eng- One morning. assail Said she. recreation . they made . how they use the brave sailors. . they straightway hastened to an inn.'s and properly belongs to last This is supposed to refer to some of Clarence. did take their sailor's dress Into the country they did go.
take great care of your sheep. you'll hardly care to Ne'er mind. our warrant for sailors. and in a room did enter. we pray ? We do belong to George. they did reply. believe. please. a press-gang bold and stout. Where's We've none at . the captain did them meet. We're jolly sailors. bring wine both white and red. said they. Kind gentleman. In the lower rooms for sailors bold did look and search about. Landlady. . all. The duke did say. * The landlady seeking. from what ship are you. he said. if sailors you are But one's so ship him fat that . go I upstairs. Before the wine was drunk out.DUKE WILLIAM'S FROLIC. 229 Then up the stairs they did go. said. duke. delay. the Press-gang they did say. said Will your protection ? . They The led them to their leader then. don't cast on us reflection The lieutenant then did say. brothers. and went without delay. come without is They shall not make you a prey. brothers.
Quick to the gangway him convey. you saucy blade. strip. so strip me if you . The Nobleman he refused. How he did swear. that the Captain he did swear. the duke replied. many some young blade. may I not have : a feather bed. make you know you saucy are. unto his comrade. Sir. For your bold a airs. to see the fate of Sir . he At which the officers did frown. Sir. . and sadly him abused Where must I lie ? his highness said. the Captain said. You're fat enough. get down among the sailors. I With We'll am your shep- herd. The Captain but said. a brisk Sir. they all replied. and whip him a dog. did go down.230 SEA. I declare. he cried Sir. pig in amongst the sailors. Sir. dare. there's no one here sailors. and calling for tailors. Then straight below the duke did go. like Come. I ne'er will strip for to be whipped. Below he tore his trousers. I do not like your law. but the duke. you'll surely get flog.
Then on their knees they straight soon did call. happy day whereon was born .DUKE WILLIAMS Then instantly the boatswain's FROLIC. left some gold. sailors. But shall have good usage. He ordered them fresh wealth. May God bless Duke William. together all cried. he did espy the star sir. blessed be that Duke William. did fall. You're base villains. and for mercy He replied. presently. But. the sailors loud huzzaed Crying. sailors all. and always them a-whipping. To great and small. for the future. hear the news. thus using us poor No wonder ping* 'Tis that my royal father cannot man his ship- by using them so barbarously. that they might And when that they did go away. officers that stood in need of And with the crew he drink his health. 231 mate began upon for to un- dress him. his breast.
he is one of us. he'd soon give him to Says sailor Ben to sailor Jem. He's a King. who spun him a yarn. under him. go and have a good * stare at 'em. IN Portsmouth town. fuss. you see. A messmate was there. at the sign of the Ship. don't larn. That we'd a new King.THE KING* AND THE SAILOR. This story is supposed to be told of William IV. Says sailor Ben to his messmate Jem. and a sailor trim. off at He knows that I've sailed And when our ship's paid I'll Chatham. . A jolly Jack Tar sat drinking his flip. And 'bout him there's no palaver or Acause.
great and glorious son you are. he answered with a grin. says he. like one of the Indian squaws . Mayhap. Whose She was nam'd arter your royal mother. his you won't. But the Queen. the hand of The King Ben he shook. I'll Says Ben. soon the King and Queen did mark. said to the King. No thank ye. Ye ho says Ben.THE KING AND THE Now Ben And SAILOR. And his boatswain's whistle out he drew. was a Mid. 233 Block he arriv'd at the Park. ! When Halloo the ! King turn'd round with pride ? and joy. says / never chaws. Charlotte I've sailed in. and he soon brought to. the Queen may like a bit. he thought he first would tell her d good fellow That her husband the king. He hails me in a Kinglike manner. he. says bet you a tanner. she. and offered his box. J And And If said at that time I Then Ben lugged out bacca box. what ship ahoy Now The Royal Ben. So he scrap'd up to her. to Ben So he thought that he'd steer back again. was a d The King he gave promotion ! . come take a quid.
That he'd have a shake at the Royal Fin. That Queen Victoria ruled our isle. Gaily push the grog about. Weighed anchor for her palace soon. With honest ardour just in time. soon after the . With mirth we'll make each cabin shout Let pleasure everywhere be seen. Declaring loudly.JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN VICTORIA* JACK BINNACLE just come from sea. with a grin. evidently 1837. Long * life to Britain's youthful is Queen ! The date of this ballad Queen's accession. Hearing with many a joyous smile. Chorus. As jolly a tar as ever could be.
. And on to the state chamber did cried I steers. without delay. With shiners too. No tar look'd half so well as him. He bolted into the palace. In vain they tried to hinder Jack. The Courtiers did not like this rout. he was stor'd. And would have put the Jack Tar out. With slacks and jacket blue. how d'ye do ? hope. so VICTORIA. ! ! And spits his quid into their eyes. 235 Jack Binnacle then sped. amazed. Because. his purse Besides. To see her Queenship. had some grog aboard . I know she'll not despise a tar . trim. All sought to drive the tar away Avast ye lubbers then he cries. Where loud he shouted" Ship. smack Pass'd all ! the Yeomen on the stairs. fuss. don't make a Her uncle Bill was one of us. With wonder each one Jack hitch'd his slacks All right I've I him view. I've come afar. Ahoy " ! The guards. He reach'd her palace gates with joy. don't ye see.JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN Away With natty hat upon his head. . come to see our Royal Queen. no harm mean.
236 SEA. Desir'd our hero to advance. fat. For Queen Victoria. who can blame. her subjects just the same. cries. to the sign of the Ship. an hour there did stay. you're Captain now. Jack Then cried. " And. I'd So. memory I do honour still. Only Avast I as how you're not so ! my jaw hopes you'll sailed with must belay. . And ordered a galore of in Declaring loudly he did mean To swim grog to the health of the Queen. " ? your Majesty never chaws Then off went Jack. I I Whose I your good Uncle Bill. thought as I come and make my bow. Would your Queenship Our The lovely take a glass of grog? Queen seemed to enjoy which did her guests annoy joke. as he rose to go away. as I've heard. pardon what I say. Lord love your pretty twinkling like Exactly my Poll. flip. have got lots of prog. full Poking a quid between " I s'pose his jaws. " " What ! are YOU Victoria " ? Jack then eyes. Loves all . But our good Queen with friendly glance. that's flat.
Cans were hands grasp'd each hand. glee. So then they shouted with such To Queen Victoria three times three.JACK BINNACLE AND QUEEN Many a tar then joined hand. VICTORIA. rilled. .
With his tarpawling jacket. was a walking along the sea shore. That brought me my true love to England again. Where the breezes blow cool and the billows do I roar. The boat came on shore and my true love did land. Because you're the maiden that love the best. and bundle in hand .SWEET As I WILLIAM. A ship espied on the proud swelling main. Saying presents I've brought you from East and from I West. .
at My To father and mother are waiting dear sailor home. golden . rings. glad tears of joy from her eyelids did flow. And and fifty fine things For since you've proved loyal and constant to me. my how Then come. laces. love. come see my dear Sailor. my dear girl. and let us begone. and fine 239 have shawls and rich rubies and pearls. Saying William. fair neck his arms he did throw. when thou art my wife. . And we shall be wedded without more delay. glad they will be. to the Church let's away. then round her And For many long months have O. I have come back to England to marry with thee. dear William. To make us contented and happy for life. I watched for thee.SWEET I WILLIAM. For they prayed for your safety while you were at sea. thou'rt welcome to me. I've riches in store. Oh.
jump'd over board save To I my poor father but all was in vain. when far. ship. Then I down in the sea. my poor father is lost in the deep. a watery grave. ONE cloudy morning. for quite lifeless forc'd for to leave him. mast. In a neat For a keg of good brandy. clung to a plank. and so gained the shore. And I found. cottage they reared me well Poor father did venture all on the salt sea. With sad news For mother. I heard a poor creature. for the land of the free. from and rigging. so pity poor I. in the troubled main. sink was he. broken hearted did die. clasp'd his cold clay. O. . that in sorrow did weep. for mother. By the wide rolling ocean that runs swift and clear. My father and mother once happy did little dwell. And Our the lightning flash'd vivid shore. were blown to the wave. with poor father. For Holland we steer'd while the thunder did roar. Saying.THE POOR SMUGGLER'S BOY. . far. with grief And I was left to wander and father no more. as I abroad did steer.
rain. land. him 2000 bright pounds.THE POOR SMUGGLERS BOY. him from the wind and the employment. 241 A lady of fortune. no parents have I. He She So. she heard him And She sheltered said. Till the left if lady she died. till the day that I die. and he master became. well did his duty. . I've I will complain. and gained a good name. think of an orphan. you may live to be grand. and some you're ever so poor.
Upon For her smuggler ploughing the raging main. Of a damsel fair that in Kent did dwell. deep in love with a smuggler bold. While the winds did whistle she did complain. when the tempest She fell rolled. her pillow she could not sleep. ATTENTION give and a tale I'll tell. On the Kentish coast.THE SMUGGLER'S BRIDE. . When her valiant smuggler was on the deep.
though we're but two. lads and lasses all gay and fine. upon the waves. The cutter on them did soon arrive. and sing a cheerful song. At length a cutter did on them drive. One stormy night when the winds did and the waves did rise. And dark and dismal appeared the rolled skies. And fight for William with sword and pistol too. And forget all hardships he'd lately been One 243 through. And the valiant smuggler was driven from valiant wife. Don't be daunted. When Will arrived on his native coast. And bright May morning the sun did shine. shore. To see the wedding.THE SMUGGLER'S BRIDE. life. his lover true. He would fly to her that he valued most. . Cheer up. all In storms and tempests With her valiant smuggler hardship braves. I my Says Nancy never valued brave the storms and the tempests through. He would fly to Nancy. Young Nancy And to sea she then bid her friends adieu. Along the coast they did trip along. We'll not surrender like Britons true. The tempest roar. I'll cries William. went with her lover true.
They They like Britons fought. Young men and maidens. dear William. A shot that moment made Nancy start. . Another struck William to the heart. It was then young Nancy and William were alarmed. beat their Nancy stood by the gun. and stand by you. Now Will and Nancy to life bid adieu. enemies and quick made them run. When she fell and died in William's arms. This shock distressed sweet Nancy's charms. They overpowered. Another cutter now hove in sight. Cheer up. Like Will and Nancy. . They lived and died like two lovers true. says Nancy. who lived and died in love.244 SEA. with courage true. now faithful prove. And joined to chase them with all their might were soon and disarmed. I will fight.
hung a glittering sword. for war. said Jane. Dress'd like a sailor from top to toe. who never fear'd scar. we'll board the same. Her father followed the smuggling trade. Like a warlike hero that was never afraid. young Jane did go. who never fear'd a ball. and you shall hear. COME. By the Rolling Sea lived a maiden fair. went on board. far they sailed from the land. this maid did cry. By her side belt. she did never despair. attend a while. well arm'd Was Not the female smuggler. Close along side these two vessels came. In her two daggers. Her aged father was the only care Of the female smuggler who With her pistols loaded. We'll run all chances to rise or fall.THE FEMALE SMUGGLER. will The female smuggler conquer or die. Cheer up. When a strange sail put them all to a stand Those are the robbers. . . Cried the female smuggler. In Sailor's clothing.
or you must fall.246 SEA. so pardon. against her appeared. said the Commodore. . when he found. The young female smuggler The Commodore But. and from danger cleared. But the female smuggler said. the robbers. to his great surprize. My heart won't Pardon I me prosecute that maid. I never What do you mean ? mean to fight. you please. for my father's poor. But when they brought her to be tried. Did the female smuggler. Surrender. His health restored. the trigger. Then she pull'd I fear a ball. before she espied. and to her father flew. and took their store. and sweetly sang a song. A Commodore of the blockade. He said. Did the female smuggler. in disguise. In irons strong they put this fair maid. soon return'd to old England's shore. stood dress'd like a bride. 'Twas a female smuggler had fought him He to the Judge and Jury said. But she was followed by the blockade. Not far she travell'd. her on my knees. beg for let if She's a valiant maiden. They beat And With a keg of brandy she walk'd along. and shot him through.
sweet smuggler. And the female smuggler are joined for evermore. to ask He gained consent. said the gentleman. so the Commodore. Then Commodore to her father went. said the Commodore. . is To make Then With my bride now my plan. If 24 you pardon her I'd this maid. my the be happy for ever more.THE FEMALE SMUGGLER. Though he was poor. his consent.
Many a droll sight have I seen. But I wish the War was over. . poor Jack. cans of grog did pour. Where Where bullets flew in showers. Fought up to my knees in blood. Sea. I've sailed in many a flood. come home from shiners in With my sack.JACK RETURNED FROM HERE am Just I. SEA. ? Pray what do you think of me Eight long years I have been Cruising the wide world over.
Talking of an invasion. heard our people tell. blow or The purser often To serve us out with grog. I've crossed th' Equinoctial line. The Dutch cried out Peccavi. We cast next was at the Nore. Where the French cried out parblue. W here the frost would bite your toes It off. anchor in the night. Sailors have 249 mann'd the fog. was off the coast of Spain. Looking towards the A boat appeared . Coming from a six months' cruise. The Danes and Spaniards too. fails gales. Was I all a botheration. shore. Went tumbling to old Davy. off. Where r I've sailed in the sun would scorch your nose such a clime. But that I knew full well. in sight. Let it rain. Little did I think to hear Of such I glorious news.JACK RETURNED FROM SEA.
I heard our pilot say There's peace with all the world. furl. in all probability. and limb. I'll venture. men on shore. should war come again. As on the yard we Our topsails for to lay. the shiners in my sack. if I Damme life don't enter. was the Peace of .250 SEA. Both * go to sea no more. And And And. This.* I wish it And With all our was a peace. like a jolly tar. 1814.
all month of May. ? . the beach. gallant William. William. overheard a damsel. or some sweet lovely I star.THE JOLL Y RO VING IT was in the TAR. alone as she did stray. in the town of Liverpool. lamenting for her jolly O. and I'm a lady gay. She did appear like Venus. how can you sail away I have arrived at twenty one. As she walked roving Tar.
like roses. girls of fear no wound nor And away went pretty Susan to her jolly roving Tar. I may see my father's ships and push the boat ashore. So drink good health you Tar. And my Tar. she wav'd her Liverpool. Farewell ye scar. heart lies in the bosom my jolly roving Come That all you jolly sailors. sailors. . and see they are secure. all Young William looked sailor's clothes. And cross the briny ocean for my jolly roving Tar. but he of is gone afar. to my jolly roving She quickly jumped the land.252 I SEA. and lots of grog in store. his eyes as black as His hair hung down in ringlets. so manly. and face the horrid war. into the boat and merrily left And as the sailors rowed away. will man one of my father's ships. drest in his His cheeks they were sloes. Provisions we have plenty. I lily hand.
my lovely Emma. I'm going to plough the raging main. the pleasant river side. England's Pride smart young sailor. " Down by saw a brisk and lovely maiden. fall like rain. And a youth called He was a tight and " ! Tears from his eyes did Saying. .YOUNG HENRY OF THE RAGING MAIN. adieu. ON I a summer's morn the day was dawning.
Perhaps great honour I may attain. Love. I'll ne'er deceive you. Though you Love. She cried. Cried Henry. don't complain. I may ne'er behold again Behind. Cried Emma Henry will you leave me my sorrow to complain ? For your sweet features. dress myself in man's apparel. Emma folly. you enter. So. our ship's weighed anchor. Perhaps you may be cast away. lovely Henry. Stay at if a little longer. ! swear by all the powers above I'll venture with my lovely Henry. dearest Henry. I will venture. dear.254 SEA. In jacket blue. Emma went . 'Tis for that reason. I'm bound to plough the raging main. I home with your true love. for to complain. I leave. ! See. don't be distracted. cried young Emma. That behind I'll I will not stay. . Stay But. Then on board Henry and his the brig Eliza. I will plough the raging main. I'll enter and boldly venture With Henry on the raging main. and tarry trousers. Tis Said Emma.
Her pretty hands. 'ere she had three weeks set sail. Undaunted. And they proceeded on their voyage.YOUNG HENRY OF THE RAGING MAIN. and bitter. 255 And with her lover was content. lightning. up aloft went Emma. land. She did her duty like a sailor. . From With courage true. Eliza brig was bound for India. Though her hands were soft. And The boldly ploughed the raging main. Emma. once soft as velvet. Twelve hours long the tempest lasted. Did Emma plough the raging main. and her true love dear. And no one did suspect young Emma. Ploughing on the watery main. blew a 'Midst thunder. And It one stormy night. or light. At length quite calm it did appear. With pitch and tar appeared in pain. heavy gale. wind and rain. in a blue jacket. she went aloft. To England they returned again. When just two years they'd been sailing.
" to Jack Robinson. were in every one's mouth. his Poll he had trinkets and gold galore. until every catch-word has become a nuisance. Jack Robinson. nay. He met Perhaps you lives may know one She I do not indeed. you'll partake of a good can of flip ? sort of fellow. for the well. " I say. And all my Mayhap messmates. So says Jack to him. people. some matter of that. and. " Has your mother sold her mangle ? " " Does your mother know " " and. And the ship at Portsmouth arrived at last. THE perils and the dangers of the voyage past. Before you could say Jack Robinson (which has passed into a recognized saying). on the Continent as trifle has tickled the and has been reiterated. and said. but the latter seems to have arisen in the Ballad of JACK ROBINSON. ship. they gave me the slip. It is not often that these catch-words can be traced to their you're out ? " origin. In the early part of the century. for instance.IN England. Besides Prize Money quite a store. And As Coxwain along with the crew. happiest of the crew was Jack Robinson. The The For sails all furled and the anchor cast. to the boat. ." says For you're a good Jack Robinson. with a man. " I have left my : somewhere hereabout Polly Gray ? " " the man said. since this century was born. he went ashore.
Then Jack " crown. as I've not been dead at how you were all. And somebody." says Jack. had somewhere read " In some newspaper. one day. she didn't know him at all. " Says the lady. in fine The landlady came array." says Jack. In a public-house. Jack Robinson. and limbs.JACK ROBINSON. they both sat down. at first. I could not For no tidings could I gain of you. And drank as much grog as came to half a This here strange man and Jack Robinson. me ? Every day thee. "why here's a pretty squall." says Jack Robinson. came up to me and said." " " Why you don't mean. s . D Shiver me. I've looked at it. says she I have changed my state. that you've got a mate ? ! You know you promised wait. and then I thought of Upon my soul. before I went to sea. The landlady staggered And " said. That somebody else. 257 And talked of Admirals of high renown. don't you know me ? I'm Jack Robinson ! Don't you remember this handkerchief you giv'd 'Twas three years ago. why here's Polly Gray ! Who'd thought of meeting here ? " says Jack Robinson." dead. in. n me. against the wall. My eyes." says Jack Robinson. then. call'd out the reckoning to pay. " Says " she. I have.
! Hitch'd up his trousers. get a ship and go to Holland. France and Spain." Portsmouth I'll come he was off before you could say Jack Robinson. " Alas alas That ever I should live to be made such an ass ! ! To " I'll But to be bilked by a woman. Then he and finish'd his glass.258 SEA. ne'er No And matter where. fret and to stew about it's all in vain." says Jack Robinson. . to again. turn'd his quid.
but 4. to find him she is gone. Vincent's ship on February 14. And For * set out to seek her own true lover. from Lichfield town did come.HERE is a variation. November 1799) of a Miss Talbot. she enlisted in the army . afterwards quarrelling with him. All alone. left his He's gone and charming Sally. The maiden's name was Sarah Naylor. There is a well-authenticated instance (see Times. The young man's name was William Taylor. of the time-honoured Ballad of BOLD WILLIAM TA YLOR* I'LL sing Who you a song about two lovers. and again was under fire at Camperdown. such as I never met with before. her love of the sea was unconquerable. Now for Now for a Sailor William enlisted. and she joined the Navy. which made her mourn. being present on board Earl St.who followed her lover as a seaman. . in She dressed herself man's apparel. and. a Sailor William's gone. Man's apparel she put on.
she was exercising, Exercising among the rest,
A silver locket flew from her jacket,
her milk-white breast.
O, then the Captain stept up to her, asked her, what brought her there
All for to seek for
my own true
For he has proved to me
you are come to
You must His name
bold William Taylor, from Lichfield town he came.
He has proved to you severe, He is married to a rich lady, He was married the other year.
If you'll rise early in the morning,
In the morning by break of day, you'll see bold William Taylor,
his lady gay.
called for a brace of pistols,
A brace of pistols
then she shot bold William Taylor With his bride at his right hand.
BOLD WILLIAM TAYLOR.
O, then the captain was well pleased, Well pleased with what she'd done, And soon she became a bold commander,
board a ship of
Then the Captain loved her dearly, Loved her dearly as his life,
it was but three days after, Sarah became the Captain's wife.
RATCLIFFE HIGH WA Y IN
jolly sailors list to me, been a fortnight home from sea, Which time I've rambled night and day, To have a lark on the Highway.
jovial sailors gay,
the rigs of RatclifTe Highway.
lasses their heads will toss,
bustles as big as a brewer's horse,
Some wear a cabbage net called veil, And a boa just like a buffalo's tail.
RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY IN
married a lass with her face so red, She eat three salt herrings and a bullock's head, She danced a jig, then began to sing,
gallon of beer, and a pint of gin.
sailed, indeed, all
over the world,
In India, China, and
One night To have a
a lady did me drag, spree at the Lamb and Flag. There she got drunk, and got in a row,
sold her shoes at the Barley
and shrimps as black as
a covey a selling blue grey peas, There's ugly Bet, and Dandy Jane,
At the King William
smart and neat,
There's every colour, indeed 'tis true, Green, black and purple, yellow and blue.
went one night
the Angel tap in Blue Coat Fields, danced, and capered, and sung a song, And married a lady they call Miss Long.
I fell in with a lady so modest and meek, She eat thirteen faggots, and nine pigs feet, Three pounds of beef, and to finish the meal, Eat eight pounds of tripe, and a large cow heel.
met with another borne down with fear, She guzzled down thirteen pots of beer, She threw up her heels and play'd the deuce,
broke her nose at the Paddy's Goose.
in the port of
Mind Ratcliffe Highway and the Damsels loose, The William, the Bear, and the Paddy Goose.
my song obtain, on the raging main.
THE GREENLAND WHALE FISHERY.
longer stay on shore, Since we're so deep in debt,
WE can no
So a voyage
for to get
Now, when we lay at Liverpool, Our good-like ship to man, 'Twas there our names were all wrote down, And we're bound for Greenland brave boys.
In eighteen hundred and twenty-four, the twenty third,
our colours up to our mast head, for Greenland bore away brave boys.
But when we came
good-like ship to moor,
Oh, then we wished ourselves back again
upon the shore
The boatswain went
to the mast-head,
his spy-glass in his hand,
Here's a whale, a whale, a whale, he cried, And she blows on every spring brave boys.
The Captain on the quarter (A very good man was he,)
Overhaul, overhaul, your boat tackle fall And launch your boats to sea brave boys.
The boats being launch'd, and the hands The whale fishes appeared in view,
Resolved was the whole boat's crew, brave boys. steer where the whale fish blew
The whale being
struck, and the whale paid She gave a flash with her tail, She capsized the boat, and lost five men,
catch the whale
Bad news unto our captain brought, That we had lost the 'prentice boys,
He, hearing of this dreadful news, His colours down did haul brave boys.
losing of this whale, brave boys,
Did grieve his heart full sore, But losing of his five brave men, Did grieve him ten times more brave boys.*
the losing of the Prentice boys grieved the Captain sore,
But the losing of the great big whale,
him very much more.
THE GREENLAND WHALE FISHERY.
Come, weigh your anchors, For the winter star I see,
leave this cold country,
England bear away
a barren place,
nor day to be seen,
and snow where the whale-fish blow,
the daylight seldom seen
At length our hunger grew very great. sail. both stout and strong. For to-morrow night with me you shall lay. Meant to starve us all. Our cruel captain. well for sea.THE To a NEW YORK Trader. by our Captain's cruelty. fit rigg'd. we put to to New York in America. and thus he did say. Left half of our provisions behind. I TRADER. Bound Our Like hearts undaunted. . Prepare yourself and ship's company. New York did belong. before we made the land. She was well Well built. Bound to New York of in America. well mann'd. were in necessity. On the first March then did we and a pleasant gale. as we did understand. Our Captain in his cabin lay. With a sweet. A voice came to him. We had And we All but little on board to eat. cruel Captain as we did find. sea.
let none of your ship's crew know. take what was not starve my lawful due ship's crew.THE It NEW YORK TRADER. call. think that I've acted a villain's part. said he. my master. And And All through that cursed jealousy. killed I killed my wife and children three. in a terrible fright. And pray to God to give you rest. it grieves me to the heart. I in Waterford town did dwell. . Pray. both fore and aft. watch of the night. he straightly did all. on my servant I laid the blame. . And him related the secret To To To Boatswain. Early next morning a storm did rise. All for the sake of his lady fair. Which our seamen did much surprize. That scarce a man on deck was left. But keep the secret within your breast. all for the same. if that be so. first 269 Our Captain woke being about the to Aloud for the boatswain. Captain. said he. my passengers and the When I There's one thing more I have to tell. a merchant there. The sea was over us. hang'd he was.
They overboard the Captain threw. a calm was there. Then It so the boatswain he did declare That our Captain was a murderer. Our good-like ship homeward did steer. The people wondered much to see What a poor distress'd big wreck were we. enraged all the ship's crew. The wind abated and calmed the sea.270 SEA. . And they sailed safe to America. When this was done. Our good-like ship for to repair. When we came to anchor there.
have no need of new names in story. who traffic in lies. We But if war sounds the tocsin. ! . But the Throne and the Queen be our watchword. Of true freedom. lest those self-seeking martyrs. And beware.VIVA VICTORIA. who trade in sedition. Viva Victoria ! Viva Victoria ! ! Strength to the throne health to the Queen ! Viva Victoria ! We'll have peace. ROUSE ye lovers of peace and order. but it must be with honour. Rally round the old banner of union. the Brawlers. Viva Victoria etc. with honour united. Who a freeman should dare. We have bold hearts dare all in British dominions. And let traitors and foemen beware. Would-be-lions. And its glory shall never be blighted. prove wolves in disguise. then Britain. Misleaders. Still Shame has heroes enough for her glory.
By May But the by his labour. the head. or the hand. is the Monarch of Freedom. as the safeguard of freedom. the King of all be our prayer. To the Throne. the honest if it toileth. live man Shall not rest on the strength of his neighbour. . drone who can work and won't work. Viva Victoria ! etc. By To For the Queen our birthright allegiance we swear.272 THE QUEEN.
The people then will never chide Victoria. When * I am Queen of England. o'er the Queen of England. I'll try my utmost skill. ! . May see what wretched poverty. country you preside. Is to be found on England's ground. Says she.QUEEN VICTORIA* WELCOME May Now all now. I never will. To extend reform in On doing good she's While she is Queen of England. Now While you are Queen of England. 1837. That the poor may have their fill Forsake them no. For your most gracious Majesty. on June Her Majesty's accession to the throne took place 20. VICTORIA Welcome to the throne ! ! the trades begin to stir. Providence will be your guide. it She doth declare her intent Parliament. T . firmly bent. you are Queen of England .
opposition to sustain. and free. Queen of England . you do reign. yes. shall Much The 1 Poor people have work to do. The Royal Queen of Britain's isle Soon will make the people smile. When I will I am Queen For their labour encourage every trade. Shall be trampled on the floor The rich must keep the helpless poor. For Let oft my mother said to me. Her heart none can the least defile. with many more. dear mother. And now. Queen of England. In this free country then she said. of England. this To see the people blest your study always be. know my sorrows won't be few. . that is true. my daughter.274 THE QUEEN. before you gain blessings of Old England. I While am Queen of England. must be paid. Victoria. You'll surely have. Should you be Queen of England. That poor-law bill. Victoria.
and music play. She is possess'd of tender cares. Adorn'd with robes of Royalty. With blessings from her subjects free. Upon her Coronation-day. me Queen of England. Queen of England. Victoria. help Victoria. And every day fresh blessings bring. 275 Although she is of early years.QUEEN VICTORIA. While her affections we do win. In every town and village gay. . Queen of England. With joy each Briton doth exclaim. Victoria we now proclaim . for to sing. Both far and near across the main. Ladies. and happy be. While she is Queen of England. To wipe away While she is the orphan's tears. The bells shall ring. The Royal Queen of England Long may she live.
Many suitors the Queen's clime. if with words I do play. When * he played "Speculation. indeed For. and creed. so she can't be. wrong. and no wonder. . But each impression. Nay am my subject shall be my Muse here avers. because I am hers ! My "subject" I Forgive me. Our cups to the dregs in a health let us drain. with them a long and a prosperous reign. look you. So Her Majesty. The game he has won. 1840. for Albert of Coburg. While the wedding sing of our glorious Queen ! Chorus. Victoria's And wedding with Albert her King.* A SUBJECT there I I want for a song. the rest off she packs. The Queen was married on February 10. And hear a plain man in his own queer plain way." and turn'd up the Queen. beg. make an Thus A giving the bag" each. and keeping "the Saxe!" fortunate fellow he is. Like good loyal subjects in loud chorus sing. all must say.THE QUEEN'S MARRIAGE. " And right well his cards he has managed to play. I ween. And still to my errors in I mercy pray lean. do you see. had of class. failed to . .
For now Goldsmiths be selling off rings without end ! you'll not find from Castle to Cot. so Those will now wed. to lunch. quibbling. 277 A hundred thousand For a year he may get. is A single man living. but never obey. And " they say " Love. this will be a God-send. Those who always wedded. if her Majesty should chance to scoff At the bargain she's made. just now will begin to look up ! To churches. for now I have done. Their days of subserviency now will be past. and lay my mind down. For taking the Queen." The ladies will all do the same I suppose . or sup. in fun . which is something to wit / myself had " proposed " had I known it. indeed. will now wed the more Clerks will no time have. at just half a crown ! Since the Queen did herself for a husband " propose." they'll promise. who married But hence with all not. So. And offer to take her. And parsons.THE QUEEN'S MARRIAGE. I'd willingly take her for much less than that. that's flat." none she need. For all will speak first. off. as they always did last / Since the Queen has no equal. from such vow she's freed . Even yet. who ne'er wedded before. dine. honour. "obey. Though all I have said has been purely . at the Altar. and the matter break I'll instantly seek her. ." the women will all follow suit. of course. .
.278 THE QUEEN. And Heaven Till Like Danae of old time is preserve them without any jars may we see it plain. these bright sovereigns rain : * pleasure and joy through their lives know no give bounds. the May Queen and the King shine like Venus and ! Mars. May So no more. Jupiter appeared to as a shower of gold. let's * them a toast. and make Danae it three rounds.
and silver sword so bright. Prince Albert he will often take the his lap. young Prince on And fondle him so lovingly while he stirs about the pap. a trumpet and a kite. And a pretty little hobby horse to ride about the park. and an heir unto the so charming Crown. What a pretty boy ! He must have a little musket. A little Prince of Wales And little and so sly.A NEW SONG ON THE BIRTH PRINCE OF WALES* fuss OF THE in THERE'S a pretty and Since in town. A little cap and feather with scarlet coat so smart. . Then dress him out so stylish with his little clouts and cap. He must John Bull have a dandy suit to strut about the town. the ladies shout with wonder. * This event took place November 9. must rake together six or seven thousand pound. 1841. A little penny rattle. and bother both country we have got a present. He will pin on his flannel before he takes his nap.
and a golden headed cane. as long as Drury Lane. which did the nobs surprize. the tables. He will want a little fiddle.280 THE QUEEN. If he'd only got mustachios upon his upper lip. An old maid ran through the palace. at night he homewards sweet cakes and With some peppermint or sugar plums. will be as like his daddy as a frigate to a ship. lollipops. a handsome pair of spurs. kitchen pokers. Bawling He out. The bedsteads and floors. Now to get these little niceties the taxes little must be rose. his mammy's nose and eyes. A little With pair of stockings and a pretty pair of boots. the windows and the doors. and a little German flute. daddy. And a stick of barley sugar. and the . to see his You'd laugh runs. he's got his daddy's mouth. So they must tax the frying pan. For the Prince of Wales wants so many suits of clothes.
. Ireland. and their daughter. 1849f Scotland. The thirtieth day of October. And never forget the grand day.f Her pocket see To them along go so gay. 1849. get in a boat at Whitehall. Throw open your doors and your windows. keep yourselves tidy and sober. Newcastles and cinders. A coal shed To retail A * they've took. city And go down to the the by water. September. To open New Coal Exchange. is got very low. Queen VICTORIA'S desire then. To tell It is you about the concern. 1844. her Through journey to Scotland and Ireland. so they say.* When the QUEEN and Prince ALBERT With Will their dear little sons all so grand.THE QUEEN AND THE COAL EXCHANGE. coal porter Albert will be. August. You Now lads and you lasses so gay.
Three miles and a half below Wapping. as we understand An out and out stunning coalheaver. Such wonders we never did see. Move on and get out of the way. Lords and Ladies so gay. Won't that be a glorious sight ! The Dukes. red herrings and winkles. me my is friends there has never. And when they arrive near the key. as sweet as a myrtle. . Such a Believe sight sure there has not been seen. In a collier so gay on the Not a gun must be fired that day. To treat her with salmon and turtle. then all on shore they will go.282 THE QUEEN. They And To be anchor near Billingsgate Market. But they must be all cleared away. will gazed at by wise folk and simple. will And his lady. Lots of Aldermen too be there. As there to see England's Queen. And the citizens gay will receive her. Of oysters. At the Custom House Pier they will stand. river. Will whistle and sing when they've started. Not a barge nor a boat must be stopping. Where they'll have a good blow out of crabs. And make ALBERT. To receive them will be the Lord Mayor.
The colliers drest all in their best. When AL will put on his smock frock. Then clap 283 What There on Prince ALBERT'S back. And down in the City. all fine. a change it will be in his station. Here's a health to Victoria so grand. So now If it to conclude. QUEEN and her husband so her children. The won't be a sight. good weight. To the brim they will fill up a sack. weavers and wasters. white stockings and gaiters. Prince ALBERT will not be compelled To carry the sacks. penny. A dealer in Newcastle coals. Coal merchants. And Prince ALBERT the slashing coalheaver. my good friends. And be able to flare up like flinders. There's many a fortune been made By wetting the coals and the cinders. Knee breeches. And the young PRINCE OF WALES For to measure the coals Seven pounds for a will be there. And drink a good health to the nation. it's a pity.THE QUEEN AND THE COAL EXCHANGE. but he'd rather. A coal porter ALBERT will be. . At the Custom House wait to receive her. for his father. it will be dukes and earls silk too. Let us hope they will have a good trade.
Let's shout with loud huzza. All nations never can forget.CRYSTAL PALACE. come across the sea. men A challenge to the It's Universe equal to be found. The wonders Raised by the handiwork of Born on British ground. For the World's great Exhibition. The glorious first of May. Old England's pride and boast. From They every quarter of the Globe. for to see And to the Chrystal Palace . Whose wondrous skill has spread around. Far. of our fruitful soil. too. far from Britain's coast. BRITANNIA'S sons an attentive ear One moment Whether lend to me. Mechanic and artizan. . tillers Or lords of high degree. Chorus.
Is an honest working man. their assistance lent. But hark ! give way the trumpets flourish. and gait erect. May that sacred tie ne'er cease. It is a glorious sight to see So many thousands meet. Victoria does approach. And America To With other nations to contend. Have With pleasure do repair. Each other friendly greet. To the World's Great National Fair. Like children of one mighty sire. with honest zeal and ardour. bear away the prize. . The Sons of England and France likewise.CRYSTAL PALACE. 285 Have And And to this Exhibition their productions sent. Not heeding creed or country. surely England's greatest wealth. O. View the offspring of their hand. May the blood stain'd sword of War To the Olive branch of Peace. With hands outstretch'd. With pride depicted in their eyes. Each friendly nation in the world.
for the Chrystal Palace. That she may long be spared Shall be our reigning toast. To what Good now propose And will and plenty to her friends. Shout huzza. . confusion to her foes. I trust to us each heart. I it will respond. His name give with three cheers. with one accord. May others follow in his steps The work he has begun Then let us all. Great praise is due to Albert. ! ! And the World's great National Fair .286 THE QUEEN. For the good that he has done.
QUEEN'S VISIT TO FRANCE* You bonny pretty English Your Mammas I am going What a lark the I Girls to harrass. And when we landed at Boulogne. there. been to France to learn to dance. Napoleon loud did roar. Then sang " God * bless Victoria. With Frenchmen we were mingling. A son and daughter I shall have. Now Vic and Albert have returned to Once more bonny England. And I've the little girl nam'd Eugenie. And glorious looked the ocean. 1855. lately have had. Chorus. The wind it blew a pleasant gale. From Osborne boldly we set sail. Our hearts did beat in motion. The boy shall Napoleon be called. . As fine as ever were seen-y." 1 August 8. Among young bucks of Paris. Three times he kiss'd me on the cheek.
The guns did fire. When all the pretty maiden's knees Were covered over with fringes. I I thought he did adore her. They cheered me gaily all the way. Then whistled sweet marblue. Sirs. the bells did ring. The Frenchmen used me very well. so help my bobs. Then the soldiers had a battle. night. The snips and snobs. Me and Albert had a fracasee. flare up. own Victoria. Then halloed Parley Vous. Were mounted on French ponies. Then a stumping Macaroni. There were blazing lights all through the The doors broke off their hinges. . he was frightened. left his And Well. thought that he had run away. now we've had The like a grand was seen not never.288 THE QUEEN. and. And shewed me sights and wonders My Albert. Eugenie's bed crept under I thought with her he was in love. . The men had all got hairy lips. Sirs. Young men and maids did sweetly sing. The cannon balls did rattle.
She went to France to learn to dance.QUEEN'S VISIT TO FRANCE." The sights I've seen. With "Anglais for ever. believe your Queen. And Bull must pay the piper. So sweetly did delight her. The kind French folk did laugh and joke. .
At the Isle of Wight. the other night. which cannot fail to make you smile. . and gave a Oh. while I relate a theme. and lend an ear. Strange visions did to her appear. nose. dear. and dreams came in her head . She drew Prince Albert by the dreadful scream. I'd such a dreadful dream. GOOD To an So all people give attention. and listen for a while. Chorus. So these are dreams and visions Of old England's blooming Queen. she said. draw near. Concerning of Victoria. as Vic lay in her bed. I'm filled with dread.THE QUEEN'S DREAM. a strange and funny dream. interesting ditty.
When To the vision of Napoleon. the Queen replied.THE QUEEN'S DREAM. you know I love you well. as soon as o'er. escape the French. I had a dream. So listen awhile dear Albert. laurels I'll quickly make at you rue. I thought that we came to . I thought Napoleon had come crown. at ? 291 you've made my Such dreams I I'm in a mind. for half a pin. don't be vex'd. what are you nose quite sore. said he. Says Albert. for me will never do. and : my dreams to you I I'll tell Last night. from my view did disappear. O. to steal away my The He Napoleon appeared at my bed side. Vic. she said. never knew a wife to dream. said that by my subjects he had been greatly bevision of lied. to kick you on the floor. lodge here. I'll be revenged. lay down. But now. you pepper'd me with blows. and pull her husband's nose. And I'll take away the that were won Waterloo.
Just like a Briton bold. . you need not Old Eng- For I'm sure the French land to invade. to Albert then replied. I I was weaving on a pair of patent And And thought that you were going through the streets a-selling I brooms. But. The Queen you For I all. don't look so be afraid. of the Emperor of France. And said.292 I THE QUEEN. knocked out the eye. dear Vic. I little thought that you had such sad. That thought that we were so held down. and listened to the Queen. And with his fist. Prince Albert. I was forc'd to labour hard in a cotton factory. our blooming Prince of Wales was thought selling milk and cream. will ne'er attempt. Albert dear. altho' but very small. when I awoke. then so nobly did advance. by cursed poverty. I dreamed that looms. Cheer up your heart. a dream. it was nothing but a dream. he stood quite amazed. I have not told dream't that Lord John Russell.
pray don't you pull my nose. we can conquer all So. fill 293 my heart And I hope that you dreams again. whenever you dream again Vic.THE QUEEN'S DREAM. . dream no more. you with pain. said Albert. Indeed. Irish soldiers. will never have such frightful We've English and our foes.
We'll send him home and make him groan. Oh. AL. . And Old John Of Bull has his belly full dirty Russian Tallow. I recollect very well the rumour that he had been imprisoned in the Tower. coupled with the fact that he was a foreigner. he has turned a Russian Old Aberdeen. far. you've played the deuce then.LOVELY ALBERT* THE And Has played little Turkish War. They say. and consequent intimate and personal knowledge of all that was going on during the Russian war. both near and the very deuce then. p. 219. have been sent to the Tower which Lewis Napoleon diwulged 'em a sending of five pound notes to the Emperor of Rooshia. Martin's "Life of the Prince Consort. Looks woeful pale and yellow. and so he blowed the gaff" (told of them). * Prince Albert was at one time very unpopular in England. the royal pal. His advising the Queen. and one saying to the other. 1855). The German lad has acted sad. Chorus. AL. iii." vol. led the unthinking to believe that he was secretly helping Russia a report of which he seems to have been well aware (vide Sir T. Halbert with two other Prince Commander-in-Chiefs along Vhy. as may be seen. And turned tail with the Russian. . . March. and a comic paper had an engraving of two cabmen " Have yer 'card the noose ? meeting.
you're all aware. out of bed did tumble. How he did groan and grumble ! He To cried to Vic.LOVELY ALBERT. There. you understand. The National The Cobourgs came from far and With their Dispatches. Exhibition. 'tis said. He brought with him no riches. near. soon he plann'd. . He had scarce a rag upon his back. And great holes in his breeches . And And chang'd his sad condition. The German lad was raving mad. When AL came here. To blooming lovely Albert. A begging for the Russian Bear. And on to Turkey lead him. go right slap. And rob them of their freedom. Vic gave him dreadful lashes. England on him pity took. Last Monday night. AL. the devil's limb. And whopp'd him with her night cap. 295 Oh. I'll cut my stick. When Vic. with the bolster round the room. To keep old Nick. Petersburgh. all dirt. jumped out of bed. all in a fright. To massacre the innocent Turks.
my From tyrants made an end.296 THE QUEEN. to : you what 'tween you and I. And show That the Bear your power Britain's isle. The Tower-ditch and the gate post I'll tell . And You pull'd out his moustaches. in the rumoured over A is Tower. now. The Peterbugs and Prussians. massacre the Russians. the German lad. own coast. And opened two letters. like a Prussian. now go to work. 'Twas pity sad. you shall be flogg'd. And all the German house bugs. The Wirtembugs and Scarem bugs. guard your friends. She halloed How And could you dare to interfere turn a cursed Russian ? Bad luck they say. better. jolly Turks. She scratched his face and broke his nose. German dog. both night and day. The Postmen some suspicion had. To the Cobugs and all humbugs. Should not have known much Well. And the old bug of Aberdeen. May And You It's Providence protect the Turks.
And had no Or in politics Let France and England set to work. and make him stare. And Assist the poor and injured Turks. I 297 think that first AL has been used well. We'll sing Old England. be mingling. Shun Austrians and Prussians. Chorus. Allow the Turks to be run down. Since he came to England. we never shall. . greasy Russian. three times three. smother all the Russians. I tell thee AL. Chain up the Bear. The Army and the Navy. By the dirty. Although you play'd the deuce then. cause to obstruct the laws. And so I take my Davy.LOVELY ALBERT.
And others down below. Bertram chanced them to There twenty seven of them for me. manned our rigging and shot away. see. On At the twenty first of October. Some we sent into the air. THE It day of October. Our cannons loud did roar. With brave Nelson. This day we conquer or we Said brave Nelson. the rising of the sun. Were killed and wounded in the 'fray. it Their number being thirty three.BRAVE NELSON. Aloud unto his men did cry. . Said brave Nelson. We form'd the line for action. twenty-first They met at Buzeray. We At twelve o'clock begun. die. The combin'd fleets of Spain and France. But Nelson on the deck so high. Besides some thousands on that day. a being glorious day. is We form'd a line of battle.
bled and died for England's cause The brave Nelson. But when we'd victory on our side. Old England shed a tear. in number twenty seven. The Has bravest of her heroes. in the And To view this hero dying. With He At prayed for England's glory. Farewell my will lads. Our ship was numbered twenty seven. Did he not merit much applause. Took from the Spanish shore. lost his life so dear. midst of glory died. Fare you well brave Nelson. Said brave Nelson. my setting sun. fought for liberty and laws. the moment of his death. And providence it must be done. 299 A musket ball his life destroyed.BRAVE NELSON. Her cannon loud did roar. He He . We ships. Our brave Nelson. This day be my glass is run. his last parting breath.
who died on the main. To see the decks covered all with human blood. For the loss of Lord Nelson. it will move you with To hear how Lord Nelson. he met with his fate. As ever did sail on the ocean wide. . As he gave the command. on the quarter deck stood. And to hear of his actions. . From aloft. COME all gallant seamen that unite a meeting. And. when that you hear. by the contents. For he was a bold and undaunted commander. England. Attend to these lines that I'm going to relate. Mourn. you would much admire. And. Chorus. always pouring into them a broadside. All by a French gun he received a ball. Like an undaunted hero. exposed to the fire. And that was the occasion of Lord Nelson's fall. he got mortally wounded. And By he made both the French and the Spaniards surrender.LORD NELSON. where he was commanding. mourn mourn and complain. pity. to aloft.
Then. And One hundred engagements he had been into. To see you lying and bleeding this way. Then up And steps the doctor in a very great hurry. there's my gallant seamen who're fighting so it boldly. . in his time. No powers on earth could ever him defeat. Though death approaches. I'll sing. think that our guns continue to rattle. Indeed. Pray I let me know how this battle does go. The antagonists ship has gone to the bottom. Go and discharge your duty to them first. My time And has come. then.LORD NELSON. I'm almost at the worst. likewise his right eye. and brought them on board. his great praises. Eighteen we've captured. So that is the news I have brought you. no matter whatever about me. His age. sir. with a loud voice he called out to his captain. No matter. Because he was loyal and true to his king. For the whole navigation was given unto him. was he known to be beat. lost 301 For he had an arm. I am very sorry. I very well know. And there are two of them quite blown out of the ocean. it was forty and seven. unto Lord Nelson these words he did say. at his death. never. my Lord. my lord. And as long as I live.
302 HISTORICAL. Because he was loyal and true to the Crown . rest in the Fleet with you. and to finish these verses. So now to conclude. . Always it is let Lord Nelson's memory go round your duty. . My time May May it is come. when you unite a meeting. I am quite at the worst. Lord Collingwood. the heavens go with you. and ten thousand blessings. all Come For gallant seamen that unite a meeting.
The choicest troops that he could raise within the TwAS bounds of France . of the French. But Britain's lion tore their wings. Their glittering eagles shone around. on the 18 day of June * Napoleon did advance. we'll go. our brave British heroes who their prowess did . . all laid upon the plain forty thousand of them fell upon that fatal day.BATTLE OF WATERLOO. display. * 1815. With Wellington . balls in The number slain. with Wellington us we'll go. and proudly looked the foe. While blood and limbs. that at Waterloo were Was Of Near near sixty thousand. on the plains of Waterloo. For Wellington commanded Waterloo on the plains of until the The fight did last from ten o'clock dawn of thick day. and cannon profusion lay.
. now the dreadful night comes on. who fell that the plough ne'er raise their bones. most nobly drove their foes. Now May peace be to their honoured souls glorious day. and the English found above ten thousand slain. Imperial Crown was taken at We We followed up the rear till the middle of the night. d such a name. how dismal is When the plain. and Blucher. at Portugal and Spain. And when trembling Frenchmen pass that way.304 It's HISTORICAL. gave them three cheers as they were on their flight. n those Englishmen. sacred clay But let the place remain a waste. they'll think of Waterloo. (sic) Brave Wellington. nor cut the . They beat me here at Waterloo. bold. a terror to the foe. they do bear Says Bony. And Buonaparte's Waterloo. the Prussians.
And lightly dance and gladly sing. till the next day. He embarked dressed as a private individual he landed as an Admiral he dined in full Highland costume (when Sir Walter Scott acted as principal Steward) and at . lang a-coming. Come awa. he went by sea. not landing. and posting being fatiguing. time we've waited for our king. . 1822. His visit was not remarkable for anything except the multiplicity of his costumes. Royal Geordie. leaving Scotland on August 29. another dinner posed as a Field Marshal. Chorus.THE visit of George IV. But oh ! you're lang a-coming. King Geordie. There being no railways. x . arriving at Greenwich on September i. rant and fling. O dinna be so lang a-coming.'S WELCOME TO SCOTLAND. to Scotland was purely one of pleasure. however. embarking at Greenwich on August 10. A NEW SONG CALLED KING GEORGE LANG IV. You're welcome. lang. and arriving at Leith on the I4th. Lang. He did very little during his stay. That he might caper. .
haste ye. To house ye. Where aft your ancestors have stood.306 HISTORICAL. we swear If any traitor come you near. come awa We'll dress our wives and weans fu' braw. As now is Royal Geordie. Frae far and near they'll Geordie greet. For weel we ken your And If shall maintain it gude. . by the powers aboon. Than Glasgow town In a' there is not one. The A' fause loon we'll in pieces tear. their Who'd To guard Royal Geordie. They'll rend the lift wi' loud huzza. Royal Geordie. In Edinbro' too. Geordie. your great and glorious turn out a truer ban'. All anxious for the public good. title's any foreign foemen should Dispute the right of Geordie. Ian'. And. Then To welcome their ain Geordie. for our love to Geordie. with our blude. time will pass sweet. Your Court you'll haud in Holyrood. And you shall get braw lodgings meet.
be jocose. And Muir fowl Wi' us.' ! We'll welcome you with loud huzza And auld and young shall crouseley craw. by my troth. Even 'mangst the rare ones of Pall Mall. And we shall dance a Highland Reel. King Geordie. frae the great ye'll Montrose. King Geordie. old Scotch too." . So come awa. And at Dalkeith with a' will Your people Duke Buccleugh. And. there's not a belle. Crown and Sceptre 307 Castle's ancient wa' you'll view. So haste ye here. To wear them nane has right but you. Then hie ye north. heel. my cock. . To match the ladies of Dunkeld. King Geordie. 'Twill please you weel my Royal your Chiel. " Long live our ain King Geordie. my lad. King Geordie.GEORGE The The IV! S WELCOME TO SCOTLAND. round ye bow. Then haste. and come awa. Wi' hearty love and fealty true To you their ain kind Geordie. In Perthshire ye'll get Athole Brose. On Scotia's heath to shake Wi' some braw lass.
1788 . From and vigour had tossed him. BRITANNIA O. BORN FEBRUARY. Home. is lost. The poor long have praised and blessed him. hard the ground. For his Country's right. we've missed him. Now tears wet each eye. Admired. DIED JULY 2. why so in sorrow relenting. to receive his death wound. Whom every virtue Is possessed him. And nothing by him was neglected. when misfortune that way. Sir Robert. . AGED 62. Our dear friend. gone to that The Rich and the Poor all did him adore. God bless him.* Upon health.. nobly guided the Helm of State. is Sir Robert. and respected. 1850. beloved. the pride of the land. He is gone. from whence none return. he struggled with might. Old England we are borne is down in pain.P. sad was the day. fall He died from the effects of a from his horse. BART. God rest him. while in sorrow they He sigh. M. strength Oh mourn * ! mourn ! Britannia. ! Britannia ! what makes thee complain.THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ROBERT PEEL. And the nation in grief That excellent man lamenting. Sad.
excellent . For the good of his country God rest him. God rest him. For every goodness possessed him. he carried the sway. for their talents and wit. And all who upheld that high Station. shall Saying England done. Already. he'd by no one be said. Sir Robert. of England. The patriot. To meet The Glory Britannia deplore. such a noble Premier. Britannia shall weep by the tomb where he sleeps. cruel death did move from her station. Talk of Canning and Pitt. engage. when And her children. Our Queen sighed in tears. we've missed him. No Government feared to trust him. we'll behold him no more. in the Nation ? ! He'd by no one be led. As Sir Robert before. Sir Robert the pride of the nation. with hearts is full the tidings she heard. 309 His equal again sure we never shall find. already. oh ! where we run with his equal to-morrow? He's not to be found upon England's ground. called that man.THE DEATH OF SIR ROBERT PEEL. God rest him. Oh has there been e'er. : Britannia to At Sixty-two years of Age. From her councils and land. of sorrow. In every way.
he will receive. for ever gone. and pain. is God rest him. He is . For her servant.3io HISTORICAL. many thousands will weep. In the tomb where he sleeps. in the regions of bliss. Some hours before life had him. ! Oh the tears that were shed by left Sir Robert's death bed. Sir Robert. part from him with pain. in grief sorrow Sir Robert. And And his virtuous deeds lay before ye. while Britannia does weep. A coronet braided Though we with glory. it's no use to complain. and we've missed him. In peace may he sleep. Caused hearts to complain. God bless him. He is gone.
too. all who won at Waterloo. Chelsea Hospital . He He ever was victorious in every battle field. 1852 lay from November 10 to 17 buried at . near to the town of Deal. in exile for to dwell. o'er the sea. He He beat the great Napoleon. near unto Brussels town. And every battle there he won. As you may well remember.DEATH OF WELLINGTON* ON the I4th of September. gained a fame most glorious because he'd never yield. * in state at St. Who beat the great Napoleon. Chorus. the Frenchman to restrain. a general bold. who have a heart to feel. . of glorious renown. and led the British his generals. Army on through Portugal and Spain. November 18. Died September 14. and from his home. He Far drove Napoleon from home. Paul's. and all he lov'd so well. Died Wellington. So don't forget brave Wellington.
him quite of all his power, and banish'd him away, To St. Helena's rocks and towers, the rest of his life
the throne of France he placed Louis, the
King, by right, In after years he was displaced
But should the young Napoleon threaten our land and
We'll find another Wellington should ever
He's dead, our hero's gone to
o'er his corpse
grief oppress'd, for he will not
With sadness and with
not forget, and should we, e'er
example that he
glory we'll not
following, although not a ballad, was popularly sold in the and will serve as a good introduction to the question of
have omitted passages which were irrelevant
Reform Street Ballads very
THE CHRONICLES OF THE POPE.
to pass that the land
seventeen years. 2 For the Britons had subdued their enemies, even
the French, and restored peace to
3 Nevertheless the people
groaned by reason of of taxes which was of multitude and the oppression,
laid upon them to support the rich and the great with pensions and rewards. 4 And they cried and petitioned for redress, but
were not heard.
Fourth was gathered to
fathers, and William reigned in his stead. 6 Now there was at this time a mighty man of renown called Arthur.
7 And he gained the confidence of the King, and abused his ear with falsities respecting the people.
power of this
the people were much displeased with the man of war, for he ruled them as he had
were turned towards a certain
nobleman whose possessions lieth north of the Tyne. 10 Arthur feeling that he could rule no longer, resigned his authority, and the King elected that nobleman, even Grey, whose possessions lieth north of the Tyne, to be ruler under him over the people.
King, with heavy burdens which they cannot bear, and their cries and lamentations ascend to heaven.
live for ever,
he stood before the King, and thy people have been long
King was troubled
these sayings, and he caused the records of the realm
to be brought before him,
subjects were not
and then he found that his represented and he was in
and trembled exceedingly and cried with a loud voice, What shall I do ?
agitation of mind,
the noble, even Grey, said unto him,
to amend these things and, oh King, thou wilt give me permission, such a law shall be framed that all the land will rejoice.
pleaseth thee best
in this matter.
called all the representatives of the
people together, and shewed them the
new law which
he had framed
for the people's benefit.
6 But several of those
regard to money, lifted up their voices against it. 17 Nevertheless the thing did prevail, in that
Assembly of the Commons.
People, called the
THE CHRONICLES OF THE POPE.
same law was brought before the Lords, they laughed it to scorn, saying amongst themselves, Shall we be deprived of all the good things
we have enjoyed so long? Shall we amongst those we despise ? And, as
voice of one man, they said,
divide the spoil it were, with the
Priests of the nation consulted
amongst themselves, and
come of us
farewell to all
law passeth ? We must then bid that we have held so dear.
20 And the lamentation amongst the High Priests was very great, for every one of them lamented as if he had lost his first born. 21 And they came unto the Council of the Nation,
even the House of Lords, and this law to pass.
22 For, although we are paid, and well paid, to teach the people, yet in our wisdom it seemeth good unto us to keep them ignorant.
23 For, be
you, that, unless they
are kept ignorant,
and deprived of power, no man can
the Lords listened unto these speeches,
and would not allow the good law to pass. 25 Then stood the great and good noble, even Grey, before the King, and said, thou knowest thy
nobles and the high priests of the land will not allow
law to pass.
commission at thy
27 And the king answered and seemeth best to thee. 28
And Grey bowed And
himself to the earth, and de-
parted from the presence of the King.
King was troubled
sent in haste for Arthur, even the mighty
30 And Arthur arose, and girded up his loins, and stood before the King. 31 And the King said unto him, Arthur, I know thee to be a man in whom is the spirit of wisdom and
am sorely troubled What shall I do ?
neither let thy spirit be cast down, for
32 Arthur answered and said, be not troubled, I can rule these
and with a rod of iron must they be me the commission, and I will make
do as seemeth good
34 But when the people heard these things they
were sorely grieved
and became exceedingly en-
to liberty, reign over us
the people from the land's end, even unto 36 Johnny Groat's house, rose up, as it were with one consent and in every village, and every city, and in
every town, did they
up and meet together
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shew their hatred of Arthur, and of and their determination to be free.
were exceeding great, that no man might number them, and they bore banners, having on them painted various devices.
the cry of the people was great, and the noise of their shouting was like the sound of many
to rule us, to thy
40 Now, the great, and the just men, and the good amongst the people, stood up, and spake with a loud
41 Be it known unto you, O, Britons, that Arthur can do nothing without money, therefore refuse you to pay taxes till you are made free.
give no money
will the people shouted, and cried, and having sung a till we are free
war-like song, every man went to his own house. 43 Now, when the king heard of these things he
and he told Arthur to depart from
presence, and he called
Grey before him. he said, thy wisdom is great, get we be all dead men.
45 And the thing was done in haste, for great fear and trembling had fallen upon them. 46 And the Nobles and the high priests agreed unto the bill, for they were sore afraid, and quaked
THE HAPPY REFORM.
That once were going
all parties rejoice,
us sing this aloud to the joy shouting crowd, to arm
and sing with one the Happy Reform.
and with joy I am full, have something to say that will charm Come, Sandy, along, and with Pat join my song, Let us sing of the Happy Reform.
Brother Pat, you and Sandy, I know are quite handy To assist your John Bull in a storm
Sandy and Paddy, you'll now be as ready To join me and sing the Reform.
But a few years ago, we durst not sing so, Such a song, then, was counted a harm
But now we
has joined in the
must shew, for some do not know, proper I should them inform, will explain to them in my strain,
What's meant by the present Reform.
THE HAPPY REFORM.
and the people to please, And to keep them from raising a storm 'Tis that all Ten pound Renters may choose
give us the
will do, as their hearts will
This sure they
bribery can do us no harm They will shew with true spirit what the Corn does merit,
And the Corn Bill, the great eating worm And the bull must be fell'd, and the despots To give way to the Happy Reform.
Oppressions hard grip will soon get the slip, a long time has done us much harm
from the taxes and
soon give, a good
the farmer will have a cheap farm Then the rents will come down in the country and
the brave and the
happiness bring to the subject and king, save all from dreadful alarm
With a hearty grand welcome so warm And with Heaven to save King William the Brave.320 POLITICAL. while the helm he does steer. we will dance . in a ring. For joining us not in Happy Reform. our thanks we give to them. . For joining us all in Reform. . . Wellington and great Peel to the left he did wheel. and Brougham. now need not fear. Russell. With a heart for our welfare so warm For his colours now fast he has nail'd to the mast. is Which once gave a peep but now In the bosom of Happy Reform. For fighting for us in the storm Round them and our king. Grey. our foes did completely disarm . Our king in the fray. Reformation of Laws we will hail with applause. We And is bound for the Happy Reform. And sing Success to the Happy Reform. the asleep And Sceptre did sway.
For Sussex. Shout with the voice of men yet once again again The Cause and the King that a People can love. A cheer for the Queen too. ! ! March! March! etc. and one be it seen to . The cause of the People. MARCH march Comrades in Freedom On let us march to the music of Order ! ! ! now. honestly by them their foes we defy them . Arms we have none Peace is for no one can need 'em now the word from John Groat's to the Border. Long have we weaned. Our banners are glancing our section advancing. The King and the Country are both on our side. And Lord Harry and all of our Admiral's crew ! ! We vow to stand For. and Reform ! March ! March ! etc. and waited to see it. the King. who ne'er was to Freedom untrue Shout away shout away 'tis for Russell and Grey. firmly they've weathered the storm And these were their watch words. Now it is come with its blessing and pride . as they'll be our catch words. In the hearts of our Sons unforgotten shall be it. Y . The pipe and the trumpet are pealing above.THE OPERATIVES' MARCH.
etc. the Corn Importation Bill was eventually passed. .AT Manchester. which realized nearly . on September 18.. NEW ALPHABETICAL SONG ON THE CORN LA W BILL.000. the League was dissolved. avowedly to cheapen the food of the people. lecturing. 1846. The principal agitators were Richard Cobden. June 26. and distributing handbills and ballads. And listen awhile to my alphabetical song. an Association called the "Anti-Corn-Law League" was formed. John Bright. GOOD people draw near as you pass along. Charles Villiers. as a national subscription was raised for him.80. and by holding meetings all over the country. 1838. having for its object the abolition of the duties on the importation of corn. when. Cobden was richly rewarded for his efforts. there being no further occasion for its existence.
Because he beat 40 thousand old F. woman in Spain. from Jermany came and got spliced Chorus. is And he spun out yarn seventeen hour long. Stands for graham who early and late. And the poor is man he is a singing since the Corn repailed. . he fell and broke his nose. For their all a spinning their cause in triumph bill springing. Stands for Evans who would Starve us again. at Coersion he beat them black When he got out of prison that bill he did oppose. Concerning the Corn laws he laid it down strong. Threw a quarter Loaf at old Buckinghams hed. E. D. Stands He for ferrand a protectiones Tool. To give full and plenty to each true the land. Breaking seals at the post office a repealer for to take. he an Irishman so true. A. for the duncomb who helpt the plan. brave cobden one night it is said. C. hours and raved like a fool seven spoke . to the Queen. With the fright he gave old welington. Stands for Smith O Brien.ALPHABETICAL SONG ON CORN LA W BILL. G. till He hammered and blue. is 323 Prince Albert once Who buxsom and keen. B.
5 thousands he is quite in the blues. Q. and off she went slap. So their stuck in the trap bob cut away. is for Kelly. Is Lord Russell whoes making all haste. is subtracted 2 from He bob Inglis was seven hours bill do you see. in the stericks when the corn did pass. R. and got the corn duty free against free trade Blue and blast. Guess how he was born or how that he was got. . Is Lord Morpeth who nobly fought. Paints and K. J. old hume he He I. Is 1 . he kept up the jaw. O And P. Is the question of Coersion they say. he has got a long sight. for Peel Stands who is And between you and me acting upright. Each night in succession for the corn law N. is old nosey who opposes him its true. . Stands for lindhurst with his Brushes. is still Connell to them told the Law. Stands for jerry who spoke In the middle of the fight his he was hoarse. fair daughter he lost till . Till he got the corn Free and brought into law L. With gun and a nap-sack slung over her back. She followed a soldier. bideing time for old Erin Gobraugh. For to loose O. M. is clever I . is H. Pots. To run down to Windsor to fill Boby's place.324 POLITICAL.
ALPHABETICAL SONG ON CORN LAW BILL. is his legs like a staggering bob. bullet And Till swore if they well for they catch him he'll never elope. Stands for Who swore on the corn wakley a docter so bold. uxbridge who wonders have done. When the Jury he charged he let them all see. To spend their last days in botane bay. Lord Stanley. For his tenants payed him their rent with a this year. A verdict was returned for the corn to be free. W. . is comb them all down. Is a letter which puts me in mind ship load of land lords that sail'd against wind Now over the ocean they must all away Of a . command to cobden and bright. He next in he struggled by day and by night. Is the teasel that U. Y. bill an Inquest he'd hold . Stands for york the archbishop so big. Stands for Villiers whom the farmers detest. For he shakes on S. For For to Slaughter the corn law he did free trade is do his best. oil his body with flails of good oak. it rule britania and thought the text. who shaking with fear. V. X. Who loves for to dine on a little tithe pig : Free trade on That he sang last Sunday (did) so him perplex. To ride in Peel's saddle he'l find it 325 a job. T.
in the They must be muzeled might go mad. Is for POLITICAL. dog day for fear they .326 Z. swore he (d) have bread and potaties so dear. bill is Who The corn past the landlords are very bad. Zetland an old English pere.
And drink success. In shiploads will sail in galore. HURRAH. a bumper fill. Cheap food from every foreign shore. my boys. The landlords now sell are wounded sore . Long may they be victorious. with heart and will. They'll have to both sow and boar. To keep their great big paunches up . To those that pass'd the Corn Bill. They'll scarcely have a bite or sup .A NEW SONG ON THE CORN BILL.
they've sucked the they'll lose the swarm. will not The merchants from us. oats. feel. etc. Hurrah.328 POLITICAL. neither barley. Enough to rack us on the brain. The bakers will go to the wall. . When approaching nigh. distracted. that I'll And Well earned. be bound. etc. the landlords The time is fast cry. buy. long. for the landlords 1. Bobby P You have a heart as hard as any Sure. steel. Good bread will be a penny a pound. And with the poor man compromise. too. Too my But soon boys. But the best and cheapest. Too long it has been on the rise. And set John Bull Hurrah. For they can get both flour and grain From France. honey cup. No 'taters sell they must use at all. oh dear. But now they're struck with much surprise They'll have to look with both their eyes. Will daily be imported. America and Spain. etc. Oh. The bread will shortly get a fall. nor rye. Hurrah. beef and mutton safe and sound. The landlords cry. you should And not be so hard hearted. Oh dear.
Cry out. Free trade will on every mast. May Come jumping Cromwell's ghost. Poor Tom And chased the Duke of R B m he did lose his wig. d. surely will resign. at last. your bones to oil. . They may send off to market. you. And called him an old grunting pig. Hurrah. They did kick up the devils fight. d Old Nosey gave him such a dig. now You'd better get a piece of line. talk. And Bobby danced Says Bob. the ports are open. on Thursday night. etc. The bonded stores will then. etc. to sleep. Buncombe. 329 The monopolists have cause They cannot lull themselves to weep. . and sheep. Their greasy pots did often boil Upon the poor man's sweat and toil. of whom they with a piece of chalk. Their rams. Arthur. and Dick Bright In Parliament. The time is now approaching fly fast. And hang the Duke of R Hurrah. Cobden. I tell I the Polka jig in time. Too long they have They'd fain to work fattened on the spoil. and wethers.A NEW SONG ON THE CORN BILL. yews.
make you smile so charming. ladies.330 POLITICAL. . Is little a road for Bob to walk. etc. Hurrah. what will surely shall we do ? us rue. Bobby's stead. etc. Right to the planted town of Tamworth. it John. The corn-brokers in a throng All sailing to Hanover. Hurrah. And mark Sure. I've heard said. oh dear. Now I to conclude and end it's my song. Oh dear. and Will tea. beef. For now comes on the glorious day When plenty of cheap bread. The whigs are getting into power. And damn the duke of Waterloo. The very thoughts of foreign flour Will make them cut their wison. Free trade make So. He'll give you plenty of cheap bread now in For ten years after you are dead. The tories are all looking sour. For now they cry out wirnstrew. all come shout huzza. hope to see before long.
Who And THE LEAGUE power and force withstand.) * When this ballad was written. To legalize injustice dire To rob a people. and a minister. silly tribe affect affright. the Lords might vote by proxy. and did. W hen grasping Tyrants Make greedy elves laws which but enrich themselves . . Tho' meddling Dukes of vast renown Would (The Tho' cast a noble people down . ? The God T of truth upraised THE LEAGUE. * proxies fill their pockets quite. produce enough (either to gain or lose a measure) of votes from Peers who were too lazy to attend. brave and free. 1846. What shall resist the Tyranny To counteract the vile intrigue. WHEN fell corruption's bands conspire . Shall stay the 'curst oppressor's hand. stay the 'curst oppressor's hand ? shall their ! the people's chosen band.THE following doodle. or his opponent. might." is " given as a specimen of contemporary flap- THE CRISIS.
care they for the landlord's bray. When a " bold peasantry" decays When want creeps in a thousand ways When tenant farmers struggling hard . . . THE LEAGUE must to the throne appeal. . or on the main." Names which were once Fair * the nation's blight. the cry. Thro' toilsome years get no reward. THE LEAGUE Nor will rescue come what may . If selfish senators befool us. THE LEAGUE shall lead (as soon ! 'twill be) A people firm a people free What boots it. * York and Lancaster unite . If the domestic spoilers rule us ? THE LEAGUE on And Registration such has kept is its eye. The field in counties of York and Lancaster were very early in the espousing the cause of the Anti-Corn-Law League. When drooping trade declines its head When starving thousands cry for bread When sorrowing age seeks death's kind gate. And children wail their hapless fate. While millions cry " Repeal Repeal. that we laurels gain On crimson'd field.332 POLITICAL. .
THE LEAGUE Of none * doth of its assistance lend . For my sons you shall provide" THE LEAGUE the monster doth expose. tho' late. shall visit thee. . Justice. 9. Bazaar. ? What gave Covent Garden Fame all Stage. THE LEAGUE name " " " Give us our daily bread " pray we . . Pure sterling ore without alloy. stop. 333 Old feuds forgotten now their pride Is to march onward side by side. And burns a torch beneath its nose. Before you wants are well supplied. When When clouds to hung o'er the drama's name. all ALBION SCOTIA thy wrongs shall disappear hold on be of good cheer ." cries vile monopoly. supplied each honour'd That gave to Covent Garden* fame. Stop. at Echoed each voice Freedom's call . ERIN thy griefs removed shall be. May 8. Boxes. the foe all the friend. THE LEAGUE their boast their hope their joy . The " National Anti-Corn-Law League Free Trade 1845." held at Covent Garden Theatre. 10. Pit.THE CRISIS. 12. Gallery.
FREE TRADE and every blessing give " ! O teach the nations Still shall how to live " EACH LEAGUER'S motto ! be. Love. . Humanity." . 'Ere long.334 POLITICAL. fair knowledge will unfold ' Her ample page brighter than gold Ere long. Ye powers divine who care for all That breathe on this terraqueous ball. And all rejoice o'er victories won. THE LEAGUE shall then its work have done. the Laws which tyrants used Shall yield to those which Heaven diffused. Peace. "Justice.
The Chartists are coming. There is always an advanced Radical school in every nation. .AFTER any great National movement. oh dear. WHAT To a row and a rumpus there is I declare. their freedom and right. was required were the six following " Points " Universal Siiffrage. how they can fight! The nation they say for is o'erwhelmed with grief. Tens of thousands are flocking from every where. lawk. To demand equal justice. Payment of the : time to subside. onward they steer. and. and four pounds of beef. In 1838 they made armed demonstrations in several parts of the country. they thought " discretion the " better part of valour and dispersed to their homes. Annual Parliaments. to In 1848 monster petitions in its favour were presented to Parand on April 10 of that year 200. petition the Parliament. Vote by Ballot. and after the Reform " the Charter " took its Members. oh dear. and rioting took place in 1839. Pump handles and broom sticks. having full knowledge of the number of troops and special constables who would oppose their progress. the ferment takes some Bill was settled. A peck loaf twopence. and look around for some other strife to stir up." CHARTISTS ARE COMING.000 men were invited Common. and march to the Houses About one-tenth of them appeared. " the last of the Charter. and equal Electoral Districts. This was assemble on Kennington of Parliament. Many agitators find their occupation gone. What People's place. the Abolition of the Property Qualification. liament.
get out of the way. ever remember this wonderful day. and God save the Queen ! And when pot : that the Charter. ! Repeal of the Union and Erin-go-bragh Peace and contentment. and Hume. There's Russell. and paid for the same . And gunpowder And tea at five farthings a pound : Instead of red herrings. Such a number together was never yet seen. and big rolling pins. oh. With dustmen and coal heavers armed with a staff. The bakers and grocers. chatter and jaw. a pig for a crown.336 POLITICAL. Hurrah for the Charter. old Nosey. Hurrah for old The land that shall We England and liberty sweet. See the lads of old Erin for liberty crow. how they do sing. Old England has got. look how they do laugh. Plenty of labour. fire away. Chorus. and Bobby. Five thousand old women. With pistols and bayonets. we See the Chartists are coming. Load away. . We'll have stunning good beer at three halfpence a A loaf for a penny. muskets and brooms. we'll live on fat geese. Shoot at a donkey and knock down a crow. With frying pans. live in and plenty to eat. then none can we blame. lots of young women at two pence a piece. fenders.
While millions are starving with nothing to do Through the Nation prosperity soon will be seen. and masons a lot. pork butchers. To frighten the Chartists and help the police. and God save the Queen . . Green grocers. firemen too. and keep well the : peace. now mark. pick pockets. Hurrah for the Charter." They are sworn to protect us. Some are rolling in riches. and clerks. too. Gas light men. hatters. labourers London. and Jews Lollipop merchants. and luxury. And the covey what hollows " Baked taters all hot. 337 ! Such constables there are in Tailors and shoemakers.CHARTISTS ARE COMING.
Music by John Lowry. last Repeat as chorus two lines of each verse. But too low the bread to eat. When the crown of a despot shines. we're so very low. which shook Europe to its centre. THE SONG OF THE LOWER CLASSES. the vale with the fragrant hay.THIS is the sort of stuff that was disseminated among the " people at the time of the agitation for the Charter. looking at the convulsion of 1848. To the hell of the deep sunk mines. And whenever he lacks upon our backs : Fresh loads he deigns to lay We're far too low to vote the tax. it speaks volumes for the good sense of the lower classes that they were not stirred up to acts of violence by such inflammatory rubbish as the following. of " This song can also be sung to the of Old. place we know. . But not too low * to pay. down at the landlord's feet : We're not too low the bread to grow. we're so very low. very low clay.* Down. That we delve in the dirty with Till we bless the plain the golden grain. But we gather the proudest gems that glow." air The Monks WE plough And Our 'Tis and sow we're so very." and. down we go. By ERNEST JONES.
we're low we're very very low. But. The thrust of a poor man's arm will go And We're low Thro' the heart of the proudest King. We're not too low the cloth to weave. we know. We're only the rank and file. Yet from our ringers glide The silken flow and the robes that glow Round the limbs of the sons of pride. But too low to touch the spoil. We're not too low to kill the foe. we're low our place we know. Then prostrate fall in the rich man's hate. . yet when the trumpets ring. . But too low the Cloth to wear ! We're low we're low we're very very low. at our plastic power. And what we get and what we give We know. We're low we're low 339 mere rabble. and we know our share . And cringe at the rich man's door wall. The mould at the lordling's feet will grow Into palace and church and tower.THE SONG OF THE LOWER CLASSES. We're not too low to build the But too low We're low to> tread the floor.
A NEW HUNTING I SONG. will go. to comof man He hunted off from Corsica upon a game of Chance. luck. till he became a Duke. will go all ! They'll use means. While I sing to you a verse or two of a new hunting song. he'd the best of He hunted from lieutenant. a hunting they will go. The next huntsman was Wellington. His name it was bold Bonaparte. all will have their fun with the dog and Chorus. or else just now Our heroes gun. . hope won't think it Now those that are low'spirited wrong. I'm going mence. And And a hunting they will go. set in. and try all schemes. he was a sense . For the hunting season has begun. For to keep the poor man low. With one of our brave huntsmen. And hunted until he became the Emperor of France.
they'll have a Parliament in Dublin once all And make shore. and well knew how to ride fine side. the And Till for his warlike valour. and did his 341 honour He done his best endeavours to have their pensions taken. He was as bold a huntsman as e'er hunted on main . Trafal- gar Bay. SONG. all in a cannon ball caused his downfall. He had a bred Chartist horse. he always bore the sway. but got on the wrong . Oh yes. NEW HUNTING fight well for him. Prince Albert to this country came hunting for a wife. He got one whom he loved dear as his own life . As for our hero Nelson. a blooming little Queen for to dandle on his knee With thirty thousand pounds a year paid from this country. O'Connell he went hunting vale.A His men did gain. he hunted well for fame. go on hunting until he gets repeal. all through old Ireland's And says he'll They swear more. the trade to flourish round green Erin's John Frost in Wales a hunting went.
for poor you're to re- The Parson to gain. is a crime to For the one the gaol. and then the Corn Law Bill. if you're content. Heaven you're sure . They're hunting up the poor man. is quite a crime. And hawkers too. to beg. They'd ne'er have hunted him into Van Diemans Land. he's a fail. if they do not a heavy licence pay. rich To complain main. a hunting thro' Scotland and She hunted foreign countries through to learn the . for the other there's So to conclude my hunting song. I hope you'll all agree While the poor are starved and hunted down. says. was never known He hunted up the Income Tax. he had held the reins quite firm in his own hand. The Queen she went France. huntsman bold. he's hunted every day. Polka dance Bobby to Peel.342 If POLITICAL. the will have their spree. it They won't allow the poor steal. there's the Union.
ladies. from morning till A song relating to the celebration (in London) of the Peace of 1815. lamplighters. I didn't think Peace could have made such a noise. anchors. and all sorts of volks. retire. . . and jokes. feathers. bump'd. lamps. We * pulled 'em and hauled night. and thump'd. English good manners to show so polite. I when I tried to was out of the frying pan fist into the fire. girls. the devil. . pickpockets. . Lords. walked every I streets 'luminated I night. lump'd. Till princes and kings went for nothing at all And. I've 'scap'd pretty glad to get And The tell you the wonderful wonders of town. Push'd. 'em.THE WONDERFUL WONDERS OF TOWN* GOOD neighbours. pictures. Then the Emperor's was at every one's call. your heads I'll be bound down. And the Such devil a bit could see for the light stars. With Boney. boys. From London pray listen I've a tale that shall puzzle nay do but come round.
river. You never see'd yet a procession so fine. to sea . Next Peace were proclaimed. the Cossack Horse Soldiers as fought with our Then foes. as at Saddler's Wells. so droll. so call'd like the Looked who cried down wars alarms. it i' The Sarpentine looked if so be. start from the old Golden And the Herald. the time they were Two jolly old lions we must not forget. like many an elf. as all the world knows. Counts the coaches as Cross . . like wild beasts. I . how much we're in debt The Mob cried. I expected to see 'em stirred up with a pole. gave 'em such welcome and hearty good cheer.344 MISCELLANEOUS. when King Charles on his horse. 'twas . To Platoffand Blucher. Kings Head stuck a top of his Arms. swells. All the cock boats Lunnun had put out Grown up to great ships their gay canvas now As big. As when into the City the Kings went to dine gap'd with mouth open. We And kill'd 'em with kindness. pretty near. all They'd no time to get shav'd here. Till no dinner I got to put in it my self. Come out.
. into our merry cue. and round wi' the cup And I'll drink may Peace also the Yankees subdue. who has made the world ring. . One word more all sights that in all town I did see. And turn their Merry of ca. for lost time I'll make up. God bless him. So down with the bacon. With glory.THE WONDERFUL WONDERS OF TOWN. There was one sight worth Great Wellington's self the whole bundle to me. 345 Now safely return'd. and God save the king.
I'm going to begin There's something serious in So. your cause While your cash they draw. . When is just beginning. Attornies slyly grinning. I sing the charms of Law.* COME. Will you. ment This song was sung by W. A song. I have bought it. Experience. in his entertain" of Wine and Walnuts. claw. of think You only winning.LAW. Williams. H. And To a long procrastination. Taylor at Vauxhall. met with the deuce of a Chorus. With brief and consultation. If you're fond of pure vexation. listen to me a minute. enjoy a suit at law. it. it. or not be taught it." and by C. It's L A W. Bill * and replication. Law. You're just in a situation. A serious thing I thought it. pray attention draw.
And though you don't get Justice. what law. Law. like any Jackdaw. Makes up the hubble bubble.LAW. And makes you a man of straw. D R A It's W Draw. When Your case your case is just near ending. Expense each And Then then they find a the Judge. Misery. 347 While the Counsel loudly jaw. It leaves Law. you not worth a straw. It hinders you from sleeping. It divides the wheat from the straw. he lays down. is no wise mending. and trouble. j_A Is a W. is Oh. L A W. And leaves you nothing but stubble. You're sure to get plenty of Law. the mainspring of the Law. Latin and botheration. L A W. . very great thing in law Snail like your cause is creeping. step attending. While your cash they draw. Jaw. In a rotten stick your trust is. toil. Attornies only reaping. flaw.
Like ice in a rapid Your cash thaw. I'd advise you to go to Law. . or a wherefore. to get rid of your to money. Life is a lottery therefore.348 MIS CELL A NEO US. you will go to law. melt awa'. fortune has always been sunny. if life's all And And you want I'd advise sugar and honey. L A W. Oh ! Law. 'tis folly to care for. Without a why. 'twill like a blister draw. So. Comfort.
paid my fare den up to town. De axletree soon gave way. And spilt us wid a smash. him fiddle. A long time ago. And I ask'd de price of Stocks. . landed fust at Liverpool. Ebry time I wheel about I jump Jim Crow.JIM CROW. On de coach to cut a dash. And charm the sole Buzzard. Where I first larn to wheel about. I strutted down Lord Street. And dojis so. I CAM from ole Kentucky. Wheel about and turn about. Ebry morn and afternoon. I us'd to take And I dance to the Racoon. Dat place of ships and docks. And jump Jim Crow. Chorus.
into a play called "A Flight to America. streets young Jim Crows bout de More like a Raven rader. except in the case of "Jim Crow. don't mistake. So I 'gaged with Mr. "Adelphi Rice. Dem Pray good people. road. but it created an absolute furore. as he was better known." Thomas D. lighted den upon my I head. For any how dey see d'ar only Rooks. can't be Crows. a hole.350 I MISCELLANEOUS. I'm not dare fader. but I have here loose upon us. But I war pretty well behaved. Dey took me for a savage. and original "Jim Crow. I have purposely refrained from giving any Nigger songs. although they belong to Street melody. Dey But all I thought dat war dead. in 1836. Indeed. When I got into Lunnon. We . am Cause dere it make On de dam macadmis Much bigger dan a bowl. given the copyright words." which was the first of the flood which has been let There were many versions. Rice. may wonder what merit our grandfathers and fathers found in it." He introduced it. All in de nassy dirt. mind dar books. or. laughed and wasn't hurt. Davidge. Dis head you know. pretty tick. as sung by the author. Dem Had You urchin's better what sing my song." and it so tickled the ears of the groundlings that it became the most popular of all modern street ballads.
. the Master he cried with a roguish You'll all get fat on your Christmas cheer When one by his looks did seem to say. ve sought up the flue Ve sought in each kettle." the Poor Vorkhouse Boy. ve sought him that night Ve sought him in fear. THE cloth was laid in the Vorkhouse hall. In the water-butt look'd. each pot. etc. ve sought him below. When " their Christmas holiday. The boy vos missing in search ve vent Ve sought him above." Oh the poor Vorkhouse Boy. At length. but found him not. Ve sought him vith faces of grief and woe Ve sought him that hour. each crevice ve knew Ve sought down the yard. The great-coats hung on the white-wash'd The paupers all were blithe and gay.THE WORKHOUSE BOY. " ! have some more soup on this Christmas-day. Ven a young pauper cried " I knows ve shall : . etc. Keeping wall . . each saucepan. . and ve sought him in fright. . Ve sought in each corner. Get jolly veil Oh vopt for losing our pal. all on us to bed vos sent. " I'll leer.
Oh the Poor Vorkhouse Boy. The Coppersmith came. veeks roll'd And Ven on . That he was push'd in there by an overseer. " Cry There goes the cove that burk'd the poor child.352 MISCELLANEOUS. the Parishioners vild. and there he seed. At length the soup copper repairs did need. ." Oh the Poor Vorkhouse Boy. and ve say sincere. ! And. he was boil'd it in the soup ! And ve all of us say. A dollop of bones lay a grizzling there. he'd been burk'd and sold our master goes out. That somebody said. In the leg of the breeches the poor boy did vear To gain his fill the boy did stoop. dreadful to tell. ve vere all of us told. . etc. etc.
And I never will play the wild rover any more Wild rover. any more. I've spent all But the time has come Unless my money in ale and strong beers. Chorus. . I began for to tell them my money got short 2 A . poverty happens to fall to my share. wild rover. And I then I will play the wild rover no more. I'VE been a wild rover these seven long years. my boys. to take better care. I went to an ale house where used to resort.THE WILD ROVER. I'll So therefore lay up my money in store. wild rover. .
trust me. So now In hopes to live happy From sweet loving wife. O here's ale. and brandy. It was only to try you. but their asked them to Such customers answer was nay. I'll take better care. the days of my life rambling and roving. day. wine.354 I MISCELLANEOUS. as you we may have every Then my hands from my pockets I pulled out straightway. I bid you adieu. . Unless poverty happens to fall to my share. And I never will play the wild rover any more. Pulled a handful of gold out to hear what they'd say. I'll take better care. . Begone you proud landlord. For the devil of one penny will I spend with you For the money I've got boys. I was but in jest. here's enough of the ! best. I'll go home to my all .
fifteen stone. Of* come back all skin and bone From the diggins. . At I O O thought a good the diggins. But they brought me down ! to one. I 'tis no fun.THE DIGGINS. once weighed the diggins. O I'VE ! And I wish I'd never gone To the diggins. home ! could be found At * Gold was discovered in Australia in 1851. O ! Believe me.
the diggins. At the diggins. If for Dutch dollars Plaice you wish. ! O Ditto Chops. O ! Three potatoes half a crown. With my wife they ran away To the diggins. At the diggins. Burnt my cottage down like hay. O ! I built a hut with mud. At the diggins. the diggins. Undertakers charge too high At I O ! paid for victuals with a frown. for Steaks. At the diggins. and no great shakes. O ! . O The natives came one day. O ! That got wash'd away by flood. Two At buys that fish. O ! Sprats five shillings a dish. O ! A At Crown a pound the diggins.356 MISCELLANEOUS. the diggins. But soon I found I ! got aground At the diggins. and cry wouldn't do to die. At I O ! It used to dig.
O With my nuggets they made At the diggins. At At the diggins. . A quartern " tin " loaf. the diggins. O ! can. O ! Five shillings a four pound brick. O ! man if I Thinks From * I. O O ! Table beer two bob a quart. If a herring red you'd seek. the diggins. I had to paint myself with dirt.THE DIGGINS. t A hog is cant for a shilling. O ! ! free. O ! I felt At quite a ruined the diggins. O! Five a small pig's cheek. I'll get home. One will keep you dry a week. They tied me to a tree. Tho' they stole my very shirt. | They never gives no At the diggins. At the diggins. I escaped from bodily hurt. At the diggins. Butter a shilling a lick. ! Get your eyes gouged out for nought. " 357 hog " * At the diggins. O ! tick.
many more. for gold. Much on Than the I'd sooner man depends be here with my friends. was always catching cold. O ! . O But now I'm safe returned From the diggins.358 I MISCELLANEOUS. And I've been both bought and Like sold. O Never more I mean to roam ! To It the diggins. ! At the diggins. at the diggins. O ! some people's fortune mends.
Or You'll rue your transportation. When I you're bound in for Botany Bay. I And I would have you quit night walking. I'll tell.BOTANY BA Y. COME all you men of learning. My character soon taken was. prevail. shun bad company. And know Brought up by honest parents For the truth to you. lads. And a warning take by me. would have you quit night walking. I And was sent to jail. rear'd most tenderly. My friends they tried to clear me. else you'll rue the day. Which proved my destiny. Botany Bay. The Judge to me did say. So you must go to lad. But nothing could At the Old Bailey Sessions. " The Jury's found you guilty. Till I became a roving blade. And Brought up by honest parents. was brought up a place I London town full well." .
all From England we And. then I mean to marry her. ever get my liberty." There is a girl in Manchester. down the river. heard the sailors say. Likewise my tender mother. they're And bound for Botany Bay.360 MISCELLANEOUS. did steer. Her old grey locks to tear In tearing of her old grey locks. We We " sail'd things being safe on board. And I'll no more to go astray all evil . These words to me did say. . " O. And every ship that we pass'd by. . Along with her I'll dwell. clear. To see my aged father dear. " That you're going to Botany Bay ? ! ! It was on the twenty eighth of May. Bid adieu to Botany Bay. Son O. O. shun company. As he stood near the bar. A girl I And if know I full well. There goes a ship of clever hands. Son what have you done.
At night sand. That walk out on moonlight gun and snare. to plough Van . my boys. full twenty score rank'd us up like horses. Dieman's Land. The The first day that we landed upon this fatal shore. your dog. Not thinking that your Land. we are trepanned. Jack Williams.VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. you have your command. from Nottingham. and poor We . And yok'd us up to ploughs. are three daring poachers. by the keepers hid unto in Who for 14 years transported us Van Dieman's Land. and sold us out of or more. They hand. last career is to Van Dieman's Poor Tom Brown Joe. COME all you gallant poachers. that ramble nights. planters they came round us. the country does well know. with free from care. at The jolly hares and pheasants.
Through England I've been roaming. our wretched females. There was a girl from Birmingham. with her at command. we slumber when we upon Van Dieman's To drive away wolves and tigers Land. all by a purling stream. With my girl a-sitting down. that Our cottages clay. Van Dieman's land. There's twenty.362 MISCELLANEOUS. we same. and we dare not say nay. God That bless our wives and families. we live in. well know the . For fourteen years transported. are built of brick and And Our rotten straw for bedding. Susan Summers all was her name. likewise that happy no shore. to one woman. upon As for we seldom can. which we shall see more. cots are fenc'd with can. isle of great contentment. Now I awake broken hearted upon Van Dieman's Land. It's (?) often when sweet in slumber I have a pleasant dream. fire. see them.
It is a bit of good advice. give ear unto it is my song. and married her out of hand. although not long.VAN DIEMAWS LAND. Throw by your dogs and plain. for to you I speak For if you knew our hardships. . snares. you would never poach again. to us She gave good usage upon Van Dieman's Land. Our 363 planter bought her freedom. So all you gallant poachers.
and all the ship's Crew. you know. Mr. . too. If ever I return from the Ocean. leaving old England behind.FAREWELL TO JUDGES AND JURIES. cross the salt seas for my dear. HERE'S bad luck to you. leaving And my parents behind. Who knows what we Dear Polly. all for the sake of my Polly. love. And also to you. There is married men. I'm transported. When return'd to the girl I adore. But that time will appear but a moment. The Boatswain. you've sent me from my true love. I'm going to leave you For seven long years. for the sake of my Polly. For seven years. There's the Captain that is our commander. and there's single. Justice Paley. Gentlemen of the Jury. and more. Seven years. To go Nor It is to a strange country don't grieve me. transports do. I'll Stores of riches It's all I'll bring for my dear.
And on her soft bosom. . How often I wish that the eagle Would lend me her wings. 365 the place of confinement. And a plank for my pillow at night. I'd lie. I would fly. Then I'd fly to the arms of my Polly. Cold chains and irons surround me. That keeps me from my heart's delight.FAREWELL TO JUDGES AND How hard is JURIES.
the bullets whizzed by. As urg'd on my bonny Black Mare. Resolv'd in the capture to share . Three Officers mounted. hie away. I That night was gallantly borne . who were startled. But I smil'd I on their efforts. Than the memory my bonny Black Bess ? Hark away. what can drink of do less.MY BONNY DICK TURPIN bold ! BLACK BESS. tho' swift was their pace. . I guess. I So when I've a bumper. hark away still onward they As we saw by the glimmer of morn. Dick. Was As I the cry of pistols my pals. ! press. led forward the chase. For the were levelled. leapt on the back of Black Bess. Tho' many a mile on the back of Black Bess.
MY BONNY BLACK Hie over. she staggered. they were ringing her knell. BESS. 367 my. they no longer pursue. Hurrah for poor bonny Black Bess . Than The the memory my bonny my Black Bess ? spires of York now burst on view. poor Black Bess. For Dick Turpin. my bonny Black Mare. the fatigue I must bear Well clear'd Hark forward. But the chimes. what can drink of I do less. she and she died. her rider to save. She halted. lived. she fell ! ! ! Her breathing was Alas ! o'er. all was hushed as the grave. We speed for life or for death. once my pride. Halt Halt my brave mare. Her heart she had burst. it never falter for breath. Then the memory drink of my bonny ! Black Bess. But when I've a bumper. ! pet. my girl.
And doomed ones do appear. was possessed of wealth and riches. wife. EXECUTED AT HORSEMONGER LANE GAOL ON TUESDAY. In the county of Somersetshire. And no one has the least compassion On Frederick Manning and his wife. She was made Frederick Manning's She Who He And was courted by O'Connor. Maria lived with noble ladies. And Brought up respectably. Grief and anguish. we hear. 1849. Maria Manning came from Sweden. They cried. But on one sad and fatal morning. In ease and splendour and delight. Frederick Manning came from Taunton. first loved Maria Roux most dear.LIFE OF THE MANNINGS. SEE the scaffold the it is mounted. . was a lover most sincere. together. pain and care. When we. the moment is approaching. Seemingly borne wan with sorrow.. 13 NOV. must leave this life.
how could you leave me . And for The dreadful weapons they prepared. splendour fine and gay. And in the kitchen dug his grave.LIFE OF THE MANNINGS. 369 As And was made Slighted sore Patrick O'Connor. and with delight. And met together night and day. Frederick Manning's wife. Down his cheeks rolled floods of tears. He beat his breast and wept in sorrow. Though Dressed With O'Connor. But she preferred her present husband. First they mangled. length they plann'd their friend to murder. it appeared. Frederick Manning's lawful wife. And At oft he went to see Maria. by O'Connor's in riches. Wrung his hands and tore his hair Maria. sight. Frederick Manning and 2 K . Tell me why you did deceive me. married. as they fondly did caress him. all was right. ? Wretched you have made my life. yet she corresponded. his company did crave. And. They slew him what a dreadful his wife. For to be Fred Manning's wife ? At length they all were reconciled. after robbed him. Maria. And when O'Connor knew the story. dear.
Your hours. . They both the crime strongly denied. When placed at the Bar of Newgate. From Return. are numbered. lead a virtuous life. there's not See what numbers are approaching. recollect. Think upon that Frederick fatal morning. and his wife. For Frederick Manning and his wife. And Where multitudes your fate may see. thence unto the fatal tree. The Judge pronounced the awful sentence. pray take a warning. On Frederick Manning. Old and young. For such one spark of pity. Females. there together be suspended. a dreadful sight to see. Full of blooming health and vigour. At length the Jury them convicted. and took his life. his wife. To Horse Monger's What fatal tree. And doomed them for to leave this life. Manning and . And for the cruel deed were tried.370 MISCELLANEOUS. You betrayed a friend. to whence they brought you. he said. They absconded but were apprehended.
1856. William Palmer's fate. Every one appears against me. . Of Rugeley town * in Stafford Shire. Executed June 14. me hate. excitement is My trial causes great excitement. In town and country everywhere. guilty Chorus. Now guilty they at last have found And sent me back to Stafford Jail. Who does in anguish sore bewail.THE LIFE AND TRIAL OF PALMER* OH listen unto William Palmer. What On impending. Now guilty found is William Palmer. Every person does me.
They say And And And I poisoned my wife's mother. That I really must confess. Many a thousand. To Stafford I was sent with speed. me pain and distress. . Now And the jury did convict me. lived at my ease. With noblemen was connected. Many a race I have attended. The very thoughts Causes that do oppress me. took away her precious life. poisoned my own lawful wife. each one strives to undo me. sporting Although a Doctor no one knew men me To do Now I anything amiss. lost and won. never thought I'd come to this. sentence passed on William Palmer. slew poor Cook and my own brother. And.372 MISCELLANEOUS. And of all degrees. Many years I was a sportsman. In Rugeley I was once respected. prove I did commit the deed. I A gentleman. Everything looks black against me. Many wondrous deeds I've done.
to Will no one sympathize with Palmer. in Staffordshire. Of Rugeley town. My awful end must now bewail. And now I am condemned to die. You are all aware I am found guilty. Infants yet unborn will mention. The name of Doctor William Palmer. I Before the awful bar I stand. might have rilled a noble station. in Staffordshire. Twelve long days my trial lasted. 373 My poor old mother now at Rugeley. Who every charge did strong deny. of Palmer. When manhood they appear. . I am borne down with grief and All conversation is care. Dreadful is my situation. To know her son must die with scorn. Unfortunate. My situation makes me tremble.LIFE AND TRIAL OF WILLIAM PALMER. unhappy man. Every charge alleged against me. Of Rugeley town. For by a Jury I've been tried. have strongly it denied. A I felon's death in Stafford Jail.
Times harder be than Does all dreadful crime she did commit. this What must monster feel. Who Oh Was ! does in a jail deplore. Chorus.A COPY OF VERSES ON MARY ARNOLD. That cannot fail to terror now strike. such a dreadful tale as never told before. will you impart. Now The The think you tender parents. She deprived her child of sight. . OF I all the tales was ever told. Black beetles placed in walnut Bound round her infant's eyes. this. THE FEMALE MONSTER. Does every one affright. To every human heart. With black beetles in walnut shells. the world surprise. The deeds of Mary Arnold. This wretched woman's dreadful deed. shells. heart within her breast must ten steel.
The infant's face she swore to see. Around her infant's tender eyes. and beetles. The walnut shell. now transported ten long years. To take away it's sight A lady saw this monster. The beetles in a walnut shell. Could plan such wicked deed. THE FEMALE MONSTER. Which filled her with surprise. All history does disgrace. This dreadful deed. as you may read. Oh ! shocking to relate. 375 This monster she did place. Which did the wretch displease. infant's eyes. And she was struck with terror. committed her she's for trial. For to hear the infant cry. seas. .MARY ARNOLD. To see the fatal bandage. Before the Magistrate. With a bandage she bound tight. Tied round the With speed she called an officer. and took the wretch. In the street when passing by. Who Who And beheld the deed. Across the briny Is there another in the world.
it's eyes. Binding black beetles round Placed in walnut shells. sight. .376 MISCELLANEOUS. Of such did ever see. To take away her infant's Tis horrible to tell. No one upon this earth before.
an African Chief hung over the door. The chairman'd black whiskers and raven hair. And the window curtains were made of palls. Chubb. by his old friend To go to an Undertaker's Club. The carpet was black and so was each chair. being pressed CLUB. Chorus. such a black looking set You never did see. On the table was laid Blackwood's magazine. For such a black looking lot is this Club of Undertakers. Was The held at Blackheath. and so were the walls. or else Blackwall. if that I dare. This selfsame Club. The picture frames black. and House of Call. The stove black leaded not long had been. all The Undertakers had met.THE UNDERTAKERS ONE night. I'll furnish you all. . With a mournful account of this grave affair. They were dress'd in black a dingey set. landlord's And name it was Blackmore.
and blackberries. was black grapes. Hatband choose. But the favourite ballad of black eyed Susan. when is his throat was The fav'rite grand march that played in Black Beard. all And The the waiters and cooks were of them niggers. Mr. Blackcurrants. and black heart cherries. and mulberries. and so were the forks. . With polonies in mourning to match with the same. Prunes and elder wine were there. Was best that was sung and that all did confess. and nothing but good 'uns. there were lots of black game. rules of the club. the favourite song of bonny Black Bess. There were blackbird And The The pies. this black bill affair.378 MISCELLANEOUS. The supper was laid. in black bottles. The coal black steed. whistled. with black sealed corks. My The Chairman then clear. a quantity of good black puddings. Mr. Black strap knives were black. dessert Which just made up first. were done in black figures. Sable sang and what should he choose on. Merryhall sang coal black rose. And The Mr.
sport And And With But I them and out. all this. James's Street. My feather beds. and all that . and used to quiz each lady's phiz. Crockford's * crew my money flew. But made good for trade. a slap-up swell all that. I and all that. all that. To take in notes. play. lay till twelve for all that. A I do declare. A high-class gambling house in St. used to dwell up in Pall Mall In a house up steps. though I never there's many swells do all that. But now And I I snore upon the floor. And all this. . and all that.A TIDY SUIT FOR ALL THAT. I used to wear. I REMEMBER lots well. But I'm done brown I skittles for all that. With I of cash. for all that. and all that. slap up coat and all that paid. and all that : With porter tall to mind the hall.
I jump up behind. So. I cab it still. for all that. . for air. the best in town. and died again. I used to grub. And The all that. if one I find. first of all first A dandy of the His vanity was superlative. used to dine off goose and wine. the audience applauded him ironically but he took it in earnest. cost it's me a pot. And I a tidy suit for all that." With nice square toe and all that. turn about. and all that. peas pudding. 'twas lin'd with drab. I you see. But I like Cann's soup for all that. . And all that. I ride. creating nothing but roars of laughter in the house. * * water in the time of the Regency. In the scene where Romeo dies. With a velvet seat. all that. for all that suit I've got. And Yet For. carefully dusting the stage. and all that. With a tiger smart. go without. and all that My horse was brown. and all that.38o MISCELLANEOUS. and Faggots. for all that. and all that. ! Yet clothes I've got. bowed. couldn't eat it's And But I live my meat I fat. had a cab. With patent boots like " Romeo Coates. At the Carlton Club. and. getting up. all that. on and all that. He essayed to play Romeo.
And all that. My gloves were black. and all that. Though they've no sole. And all that. It saves the cuff for all that. the whole. yet on The tops look well. In says Burns. life . 381 To rattle about and all that. But they're gone to wrack With my kerchief silk. When it's wash'd and all that. for all that. But a man's a man for all that. and all that. as white as milk.A TIDY SUIT FOR ALL THAT. without a crack. With good high heel for spur or steel. Yet boots I've got for all that. there's many turns. for all that.
When I was poor. COAT. deceit in So you'll find all through High and low. I found that friends did very seldom left heed me. . as you travel on. and me cash that set me all afloat. put on a ragged coat. So I thought relieve among my friends I'd try who would me. there's nothing but it. and poor.THE RAGGED O. WHAT a world of flummery. I And. to fathom out deception. it. every one you meet in 'Tis the same. I will maintain. and prove it in my song. Till true ones came. rich life.
All the people eyeing me. and knock'd loud at the door. had got a was Mr. I London my foot on " heard a puppy say. Glad enough from such a crew was I to get relief. It's a shame. though lowly he did breathe it. I've come pay O dear. many. . there's a good heart beats beneath. I 383 for I thought least my friends I'd try the first. to let such ragged people board a steam boat.THE RAGGED COAT." But. Sir. At So I that professed to be at Kew Ford thought a any. to trip by steam would be Bridge. many to a So I shouted out. and set as cheap as Went down board. So I walk'd up to the house. Sir. as if I was a thief. Good Mr. I set my foot on shore. with bitter snarl. My foolish fellow. says I. Ford. The journey o'er. (says Ford) pray step this way. and show'd me to the parlour. in that We thought you came a begging ragged coat. Sir. So don't despise a man because he wears a ragged coat. But the door was slammed in my face. Sir. and safe arrived. that note .
you'll find this some excellent port wine. town. down I sat in- A chair was quickly placed for me. and likewise the decanter. but she exclaim'd. and stanter. pray stop here and dine. At the sound But. although I have no dress on. show'd a bag of gold. you must be tired. I'm off. Here. You came from Ah. I have changed And put it Don't despise a I mind. to some better use. Your wine. Reached the house. I my appearance. she turn'd up her nose. and boldly in I goes. and mean to keep my note. she wish'd to be a of the rhino she quickly chang'd her note. bring the glasses. at sight of when talker. my man because he's got a ragged coat. says I. Sir. show the knave the door. gave a tap. so let this be a lesson. it's time my name was Walker. pressed.3S4 MISCELLANEOUS. Next went courting the brisk widow Moore. Jane. I My suit For But. So don't despise a man because he's got a ragged coat. . dear ma'am. you may keep. Sir.
A collier And I was by trade. Why can't a collier cut a swell. but I've chang'd as you may tell. I USED to be a vulgar clown. with cash and in. and left me fortune. money all his short Till my old uncle died in Town. since a richer purse I've got.THE COLLIER SWELL. sir. But I'm so plagued with vulgar folks. when he's been fortune ? left 2 c . I'll be a regular Chorus. since I've got a cash to sport in. sir. Swell.
which puts me in a The lads when'er we go to church. to fall reet o'er a Q my family are a vulgar set. I've got a quizzing glass.386 I MISCELLANEOUS. all inside out. to learn some genmanners. smock frocks. is the worst of all. Sir. sport my bobs And I am teel going to London town. Sir. and talk to every put low. to see things far o. Which caused me barrow. with all the swells and tanners. in . to learn to hop and and dance. and go a purring in town. near Besides. when we give gentee She uses neither knife nor fingers. the other day. I bo But now. two or three times a week. and leathei breeches. tho' they have lots of riches. My wife she dinners. tho' they've got clothes in fashion. fork. used to go with low bred chaps. Get drunk foot Tom and Jerry shops. I've And when To practice been to London town. but pops in all he: . They all go in their clogs. I mean to go to France. They put them on passion.
THE COLLIER SWELL. and bid her make a soup. and squirts it out. or else a great good un. Instead of her new carriage fine. she would get astride. is brought in. and calls for treacle drink. And when he ride. sent a horse for her. If I give a dinner to J my lord. and then she My lord once ask'd us out to dine. Sir. Sir. And when Gets 387 tells they hand the wine about. . she it the stinks. will Perhaps she make some pea : And when Stirs black pudding the tea it flings. Sir. Sir. and wanted her to But what do you think of the ignorant jade. fist. gents full her mouth. Sir. and there we had a rum start. she would ride in a dung cart. the tray she always licks her up the sugar with her fingers.
and a cane in her hand.THE LONDON MERCHANT. your true love shall no more plough the be. In a suit of bold sailors apparel complete. sec For before to-morrow morning O. 1 quickly would warn him of the danger that's near. when that she heard her own father say so. IT is of a rich merchant near London we hear. She dressed herself from the head to the feet. With pumps on her feet. She met her dear William as he walked through Strand. Till she fell in love with a young ! when the that the merchant these tidings did hear. He says. Her mind was o'erwhelmed with sorrow and woe She thought to herself. If I could see my dear. bright guineas was her portion sailor bold. Upon young sailor. he vengeance did swear his butcher I'll . . Had a comely young daughter most beauteous fair. am ii Twenty thousand gold. th .
You are the man. He mistook her for William. and a young sailor bold. Sword from his side then he instantly drew. or else I will die. My So straight unto Dover. the tear stood in I will save you. Then up from And leaned on his sword. as she walked up the Strand. each eye. Forgive me. wretched monster. . till he pierced his heart . She For says. Then he closed his eyes in the cold arms of death. and he tore off his hair. instantly flee. Then straightway she gave him a handful of gold. Met an untimely death for the sake of curs'd gold. She says A And her beautiful body he pierc'd it quite through. and daughter. She. Thus father. meet you there. I'd have in forty-eight hours. saying. wringed his hands. the ground he did instantly start. 389 my dear William. in When He he found what he'd done. O. meeting her father. Oh what have I done ! ? I have killed the flower of fair London town. I'll And you repair. As he kiss'd her fair cheek.THE LONDON MERCHANT. as he drew his last breath. he sunk down despair. father doth swear that your butcher he'll be. he cried. And she marched up the street like a sailor so bold. Now when that young William the tidings did He died broken hearted by grief and despair. Crying. hear.
these words she did on the raging sea. If you be fond of Riley. say. I you did see.RILEY'S FAREWELL. to purchase there some ground. daughter dear. where shall I find my love. Oh ! mother dear. is Oh. . there one thou- sand pound. he liv'd down by the sea. My very heart Send Riley as constant as a Dove. the tears eyes. Because loved this they could not him endure. and these words she did say. and Riley he was poor. I'm not severe. bound for America. his age was scarce sixteen. lies in his breast. or shun his company. fell heard a lovely maid complain. him leave this country. He was as nice a young man. to America. As I I rov'd out one evening down by a river side. Riley was my love's name. he was a sailor bold. My mother took me by the let hand. from her It is a cold My love My is and stormy night. as ever My father he has riches great. sailor. Your father says he'll take his life. love. don't be severe.
Here is a token of my love. When he got his foot on board. Found her in Riley's arms. hands were lost. next day he sail'd away. she was walking by the sea. Sail off unto America. my mother sent to you. and half my ring. This very night. to Riley she did run. until I find out you. When The Riley he came back again. and there I'll follow you. Cruel was my father that thought to shoot my So love . It was in twelve months after. a letter in her breast. You'll have my heart. and they were drown'd upon the shore. Never to send the man they love upon the raging sea. these words she did say.RILEY'S FAREWELL. to take your life. my father charged his gun. ship was wrecked. let this . and it was wrote in Saying. and took his love all away. 39 1 When she got the money. They found blood. and we'll break it in two. her father grieved full sore. be a warning to all you fair maidens gay. Here is one thousand pounds in gold. When Riley got the money.
With a heart light and buoyant to Mary did haste. their son. When Sold their cow. now. Scarce one short month of your absence was spent. Of his parents he asked. That home. alas could I bring. she cried. Your parents are bowed down in grief. disguised I will go. ! No succour. Mary. For they know not from sea. arrears. When they find that the stranger is William. sea. once your joy. is.YOUNG WILLIAM. cried William. while his tears fast did flow. all they had. he homeward returned. But. Oh. . wretched. I've returned. YOUNG William for honour and fame went to And many a battle and storm weathered he. the wars being over. For love of his Mary in his bosom did burn. for a twelve months' Nor heeded their anguish. the Landlord's vile agent seized on them for rent. This night to my parents. and her William embraced. but laughed at their tears. and she mournfully sighed. Faithful and true was the youth. In the morning what rapture through their bosoms will run. With joy she wept.
though none could her save. William's not here both the parents replied. admittance did crave. then Oh God ! what have I done ? Thro' gold. . in the morning. died. Mary. He went As as a stranger. William. poor Mary she came. cried the father. He died by the hand of his sire. Saying. She was found dead and cold on her true lover's grave. Oh. Some gold from his purse on his Took his leave for the night and Alas ! father he prest. And Our asks for her lover. I my boy ! tomb. Then with the same weapon himself did destroy. Mercy! he cried and expired. he was dead in his gore. The mother soon and was laid in the And On the grave of her lover so true. a maniac wildly did roam.YOUNG WILLIAM. All did her pity. could scarce move from her And want seem'd to dwell in each face. once healthy and neat. ! Oh yes As smiled Mary. Oh. from his pillow he never rose more. 393 a stranger. I have murdered my son. How His mother seat. Before morning sun beamed. retired to rest. chang'd was his father. a stranger. her William. he came here disguised. Ah ! see. thro' want. he's dwelling with you. thus avenge thee. cursed gold. a welcome from them he received. by name.
a young China Rose. in a pot. My My honey suckle. trees. Oh. flower. my mignonette. my sweet marjorum. too. Now they're And I'm going to trim left to and plant her wither. my dahlia. my geranium. a cabbage. A damask. my violet. know what My love she is inconstant. and a fickle jade. and don't to do. my tulip. . One It refreshes. like smile from her lips will never be forgot. Sun We grew And up together like two apple her. My holy hock. clung to each other like double sweet peas. a shower from a watering pot Chorus.THE BROKEN HEARTED GARDENER. neglected and forgot. I'M a broken hearted Gardener. Oh ! she's a fickle wild rose. She's my myrtle.
I'm like a humble bee that doesn't settle. Like a mushroom I'll wither. like a paviour I sigh. My buttercup. my daffydown dilly. for I And honour my my kicking. my pink. my ranunculus. I'm like a scarlet runner that has lost its stick. I'm a great mind to make myself a at felo-de-se. My heart's like and a stinging nettle. And But finish all I my woes on the branch of a tree : won't. you'd death with a double encore. die. my gilliflower. a beet root choked with chickweed. like a cucumber. I weep. My heart's ease. know roar. She's 395 my snowdrop. And my head's like a pumpkin running to seed. Like a waterpot. my polyanthus. water lily. my daisy. My hyacinth. .THE BROKEN HEARTED GARDENER. Or a cherry that's left for the dickey to pick. know where to And she's a dandelion.
Such jolly games there used Upon Some a Boxing Day. Stroll to the Play. I say. in former times. feather. on Boxing Day. How shocking. folks are strive outright. Like Birds of every . how folks would to be spree. ! Notice recollect. That could come up in former times. no Christmas Boxes Will be given here. To trample on was not so For every the poor. There was never one. Chorus. Who And It mean. the windows now I declare. class together. In former times. At all to But in Boxing Day. you'll see. with all their might.BOXING DAY IN OF all 1847. plenty have in store. brisk and gay. So lively. as may be seen. the days throughout the year.
And shop Made out boys did not smoke of Cabbage Stumps. No Christmas boxes Will be given here. In windows every where. They may put their Christmas boxes up. . A whistling Dust O ! Some would dance. cigars. . And some a noise would keep. And then she boxed him round the room. And some would in the watch house go. And broke the frying pan. Now up and down old London Town. In grandfather's and grandmother's days. all Now old ancient customs will Be quickly done away. There were no police with rolling pins. 397 The beadles out a boxing went. Said Bet to her old man. and some would sing. So did old women too. bills There are that say.BOXING DAY IN 1847. The dustman out a boxing went. bustles on their rumps. Folks through the streets were led. To Or break the people's heads They did not Polka dresses wear. To get a lodging cheap.
and Till another Boxing day : may you live But may Old Nick a visit pay To them both far and near. .398 MISCELLANEOUS. Christmas Boxes given here. Here's a happy new Year. Who No in their windows put.
Two places there are. where the poor and the rich. To I'll the tourist of London. JAMES'S AND ST. Live so like each other. ST. of the reign of is that The Commode. there's no telling which. who's curious in point out some things in the principal tracts. or cap. of Queen Anne but it is . 1728. . probable that highwaymen's female friends did not dress in the height of the fashion. GILES'S.THE illustration to this ballad has evidently done duty for a " How happy could portion (most probably Macheath's song of I be with either") of the "Beggar's Opera. fact." first played at the ladies Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre.
Up a Court at St. Because they can't bear anything that In St. Chorus. don't be astonished at my day. The West end of town and the fashionable world The other St. St. Giles's The In In In Swells at St. if true rumour speaks. for nothing. James's there is but one Palace. " " go to the stall of the Garden instead. At the Court of St. t Red herrings. So St. In James's they pay. St. by Emigrant Greeks. In In St. James's they hang out the flags. St. James's there's military pensioners dwell. James's Hotel. Giles I James and what I shall have seen in say. Giles's they hang out the rags. Giles's. In the latter they live on what they can get. Giles's there's lots as well . Is inhabited solely . . I swear. St.400 MISCELLANEOUS. boots are welted by nobs. they get * Cant term for leaving lodgings without paying. Giles's the welting is done by the snobs. St.* St. One parish. James's. In St. " in the Blues. par excellence call'd. of Old Soldiers -|- St. James's go shooting at noon. Giles's that is low. Giles's Gin Palaces everywhere. In the former they live on the National Debt. In In St." Giles's. James's the nobs to the Opera go. St. 'tis agreed. To In being too slap-up. when a regiment they choose. St. the people go shooting the moon.
St. with a twopenny plate. Giles's. In St. GILES'S. drunk on " blue ruin " * by nine. 2 D . Giles's original ballads by Bunn. James's they gamble at hazard for crowns. JAMESES AND ST. St. . James's the families march out of town. In St. in state. James's they banquet on Silver. Giles's has plenty of sweeps In St. the principle's nuffink to none. Giles's they often have messes for grub . Giles's they live on foul air just the same. Giles's pell mell in the gutter they fight. Giles's the same. Giles's Bill Simmons * to Brixton goes down. when the Muses inspire. 401 In In St. James's fraternity goeth ahead. In St. In the Derby. In St. Gin. In In St. James's his betting book keeps. And In they play in St. James's they feed on the highest of game. Giles's at skittles for browns. In St. In St. St. James's Pall Mall is considered polite. St. Giles's they're James's they keep up their spirits with wine. In St. In In St. . In St. In St. Giles's they fraternize ten in a bed In St. off with a touch of D'Israeli's fire . St. In St. A Lord in St. James's the Officers mess at their Club.ST. Are done by the poet of Moses and Son. James's Conservative principles run. Dash James's the authors.
Mr. shall go down. landlord calls for his rent. In St. I think it absurd To say any more on the subject just now. . In In St. St. In In St. James's in calling the morning is spent. I But next time travel those parts of the town. Of the Sweets of St. Giles's they're got out every Saturday night. Giles's in. the bitters are mixed up with gin. In In St Giles's the same. comparisons mostly are odious I've heard. James's the togs are got out very bright. James's with bitters mixed In St. Sir. Giles's James's the Queen holds a drawing-room gay. the St. Giles's. For fear of offending the high or the low. In St. James's they sleep on down pillows and snore. Now. but it's down on the floor. St. And such being the case. Smith holds a garret all day.402 MISCELLANEOUS. Some further particulars.
being bold. a valiant man. have hand and foot me bound. ? says Johnson. how came you will I am come betray. Oh. of courage Then Johnson. IT was Ips. I They had Oh. says Johnson. with my hair pinn'd on the ground . Then Johnson. a man of courage He took his coat from off his back. five and Johnson. a valiant man.THE THREE BUTCHERS. if you not me There have been ten swaggering blades. a man He ranged the woods behold. all on a market day: As they rode over Northumberland. till this woman he did How came here I you here pray. being bold. to keep her from the cold. as I've heard many say. here to relieve you. as hard as they could ride. hundred guineas. hark. Gips. hear a woman cry. hark. . all over. And stripped me stark naked.
with weapons their hand. as hard as they could ride. she gave me my wound . Then I I will stand. For relieving death this . they rode over Northumberland. riding up to Johnson. I'd sooner live than It's I'll die. nor afraid of any man. I'll stand the while I can. not stand. not I.404 MISCELLANEOUS. And. then no indeed. all from his side. wicked woman. says Johnson. said Gipson. I'll not stand. said Ipson. So well he laid upon them. this woman he did not mind. said Johnson. I must fall unto the ground. Nor. Then Johnson drew his glittering sword. and ripped him Now I must fall. fingers in her ears. they bid him for to stand. and dismally she in Then up start ten swaggering blades. that eight of them were slain : As he was fighting the other two. with all his might and main. She took the knife up behind. As She put her cried. never yet was daunted.
LONDON AND BECCLES. done. and bound in irons strong. .THE THREE BUTCHERS. whatever hast thou Thou hast killed the finest butcher that ever the sun shone on. LIMITED. 40$ Oh base woman. This happened on a Market Day. Oh base woman. For killing the finest butcher that ever the sun shone THE END. they gave the hue cry. taken. as people were riding by. and now this woman's on. To It's see this dreadful murder. PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS.
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