Glasgow Broadside Ballads
November 25, 2002 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Come all ye lads of high renown, / That love to drink good ale that's brown and peruse a collection of Broadside Ballads from Glasgow. There are many other sites pertaining to broadside ballads, but none with such a wealth of scanned reproductions. Also includes the full text of Hawkie: The Autobiography of a Gangrel.
posted by staggernation (3 comments total)
staggernation, what an awesome first thread! This is a fabulous collection - I am listening to Barbara Allen now. This is a good example of some web resources I might never have found on my own - I will thoroughly enjoy digging into this stuff.
posted by madamjujujive at 12:34 PM on November 25, 2002

It really is a great post and I will be bookmarking this--I was just too jealous and envious to say so until now. Oh, oh--record breaker sunset--gotta go!
posted by y2karl at 4:37 PM on November 25, 2002

Great links. There'a wonderful subversive edge to Glasgow street songs.

"There is a happy land
Down in Duke Street Jail,
Where a' the prisoners stand
Tied tae a nail.
Ham an' eggs they never see,
Dirty watter for yer tea;
There they live in misery--
God save the Queen!"
posted by raygirvan at 9:24 AM on November 26, 2002

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