Collection of eighty street ballads on forty sheets, mostly with a woodcut printed at London, the majority by J. Catnach (1820ñ1830). London: n.p., n.d. University of Minnesota Libraries. WILSON Rare Books Quarto 820.1 C683.
Broadside pasted to album leaf 25, containing "The Maniac"
(left column); and "The Blue Bonnets Are over the Border"
and "Poor Mary Anne" (right column). Colophon in left column:
"James Paul and Co., Printers, 2 & 3 Monmouth Courth, Seven Dials,
where upwards of 5000 different sorts of ballads are continually on sale,
together with 40 new penny, and 60 new half-penny song-books."
MARCH! March! Ettrick and Tevot-dale,
Basic transcription by Eric Welle. Pointed brackets mark emendations. Compare "Blue Bonnets over the Border," printed by J. Catnach, on album leaf 8. The printer James Paul was a favorite apprentice of Catnach's (Hindley 1878: 409-10).
"Blue Bonnets over the Border" is still an authorized march of several regiments, including The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), which has posted an instrumental MIDI version; hear also another version. Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index lists several published recordings.
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