The History of Leith

June 8, 2006

‘The Coogate Porter’, ‘The Children’s Home’, ‘Mary, Kind, Kind and Gentle is She’, and ‘The Banks of Claudy’

The first ballad begins: ‘I am a Coogate porter, / And I work baith hard and sair’. The second ballad begins: ‘They played in their beautiful garden, / The children of high degree’.The third ballad begins: ‘Kind, kind, and gentle is she, / Kind is my Mary’. The fourth ballad begins: ‘It was on a summer’s morning all in the month of May, / Down by yon flowery garden where Betsy did stray’. for more click here

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