The History of Leith

October 15, 2006

Belle Brandon, The Beauty of the Valley

This ballad begins: ‘Near a tree by the margin of a woodland, / Whose green and leafy boughs sweep the ground / With a path leading to it o’er the prairie, / when silence hung her night garb around.’ It was to be sung to its original tune. The broadside was priced at one penny and was published by the Poet’s Box on Saturday, 7th October 1865. The town of publication has been obscured. for more click here

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