History of Leith, Edinburgh

January 24, 2014

Broadside ballad entitled ‘The Drunkard’s Raggit Wean’

This ballad begins: ‘A wee bit raggit laddie gangs an’ren thro’ the street, / Wadin’ ‘mang the snaw wi’ his wee hackit feet, / He’s shiv’rin’ I’ the cauld blast, greetin’ wi’ the pain; / Wha’s the puir wee callan? he’s a drunkard’s raggit wean.’ The broadside was published by the Poet’s Box in Dundee. It does not carry a date of publication. for more click here

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