The History of Leith

October 31, 2006

Free Kirk and her Boy Tammy

This is a rather unusual broadside in that it reads much like a scene from a musical play, with several characters involved in the story. Written in verse form, the opening line of the dialogue reads: ‘Whaur gat ye the bawbees? / My boy Tammy’. A note below the title states that these lyrics should be sung to the tune, ‘My Boy Tammy’. Although no date is given, a footnote states that it was published by ‘SANDERSON, Printer, 36. Cowgate-head, Edinburgh’ for more click here

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