The History of Leith

April 18, 2006

Robin Rattle’s Bastard

The first verse of this ballad begins: ‘Saw ye Jenny Nettles, Jenny Nettles, Jenny Nettles, / Coming frae the matket; / Her fee and bountith on her lap’. The sheet was published by William Anderson, at the Poet’s Box, Paisley. A woodcut of a mother and child, framed by a border of foliage, adorns the top of the sheet.for more click here

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