The Humours of Glasgow Fair and The Comical Song of Auld John Paul.

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Title

The Humours of Glasgow Fair and The Comical Song of Auld John Paul.

Alternative Title

The Comical Song of Auld John Paul
Auld John Paul.

Publisher

Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers

Date

1840-1850 per University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks

Extent

8 pages
16 cm

Identifier

Description

42 printed at the bottom of the title-page
Woodcut #01: Illustration on title-page of a young farmer sharpening a scythe in a field.

Type

ballads & songs

Abstract

The chapbook contains two humorous songs in Scots. The first describes the adventures of a group of friends attending a fair in Glasgow, including quite a bit of drinking, eating, dancing, flirting, fighting, and other tom-foolery, including the comical misidentification of some livestock. In the second song, Auld John Paul, an elderly but sprightly widower, woos an alewife. After some sweet talk and fighting off some of his would-be rivals for the widow’s hand, the two are married at a well-attended wedding

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland

Subject

Courtship and Marriage
Alcohol
Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow
Wit and Humor

Source

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario

Is Referenced By

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

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In the public domain; For higher quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Language

Scots

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“The Humours of Glasgow Fair and The Comical Song of Auld John Paul.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed February 6, 2023, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/715.

Geolocation

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