The History of Leith

August 18, 2006

Woman’s Pride

Verse 1: ‘YOU men and you wives lend an ear to my song, / I warrant ’twill please you and not keep you long, / Indeed it’s no joke but the truth I declare, / It’s concerning your wives a trimming of their hair.’ The broadside was published by Robert McIntosh of 96 King Street, Calton, in Glasgow. Although it is not dated it is likely to have been published in the mid-nineteenth century, when McIntosh is known to have had premises at this address. for more click here

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