Betsey Baker, to which are added, Who's master, or, a fight for the breeches, York youre wanted and, emigrants farewell

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Title

Betsey Baker, to which are added, Who's master, or, a fight for the breeches, York youre wanted and, emigrants farewell

Alternative Title

Who's master
A fight for the breeches
York youre wanted
Emigrants farewell

Date

1829

Extent

8 pages

Identifier

s0030Eb43
s0029b27
s0042b27

Is Part Of

of a bound collection of chapbooks (s0029b27)
Chapbook #14 in a bound collection of chapbooks (s0042b27)

Description

Woodcut image of swan swimming on a pond on the title-page.

Abstract

A collection of songs, at least some of which appear to have been sung at the Theatrical Pavilion in Glasgow. The first song is about a young man who is rejected by his first love, who he meets in church. One point of interest in this song is when the young man actually becomes physically ill as a result of his love and subsequent rejection of Betsey Baker; he is visited by a doctor who prescribes medicine, but nothing cures him except thoughts of his true love. The second is a humorous song about the fighting of a married couple over who was to be master of the house by fighting over who was to “wear the breeches.” The third song, also humorous, tells the common tale of the misadventures of a rogue who eventually weds an old woman for her wealth, and rejoices when she passes away. The last song is a lament of an emigrant leaving Scotland’s shores for North America.

Coverage

London, England
Holborn, England
Glasgow, Scotland
United States

Subject

Chapbooks-Scotland-Glasgow
Scotland--Emigration and Immigration

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

Type

ballad

Citation

“Betsey Baker, to which are added, Who's master, or, a fight for the breeches, York youre wanted and, emigrants farewell,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed August 19, 2019, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/538.

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