The History of Leith

March 29, 2006

Broadside ballad entitled ‘The Clerk of the Pipe, Or, The Leith Reform Garland’

Verse 1 begins: ‘The Clerk of the Pipe is a man of some weight. / And nothing will serve him but serving the state’. This song is labelled up as new and should be sung to the tune ‘Down Derry Down’. Two woodcuts have been included, one of two gents drinking in a cellar and the other of a man in eastern garb, smoking a pipe. for more click here

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