The History of Leith

June 13, 2006

‘The Sporting Ladies Reply to Mr Reynard the Fox ‘s List, or Burlesque, on Them, and Their Profession, &c.’

This ballad begins: ‘Ye Noblemen and Gentlemen / Who’re come to join the Fun, / To see the Races o’er again, / And Nymphs upon the Town.’ A note below the title states that this broadside was ‘Hawked by a black badger, his secretary’, and that the ballad should be sung to the air, ‘ O’ a the arts the wind, &c’. Although the publisher is not named and the sheet is not dated, it was printed somewhere in Edinburgh. for more click here

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