One of the largest collections of Scottish Ballads & Scots Folk Songs, lyrics, celtic music and downloads available on the internet.
Traditional Celtic Music, Scottish Songs & Border Ballads
Scots' musician, songwriter, & balladeer.
Hazel Whyte
Broadsheet Ballads
Love Letter
A simple brief
thought on Scottish
In the words
of Burns, as he
wrote from the heart.

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victorie.

Now's the day, and now's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour;
See approach proud Edward's power,
Chains and slaverie.

Wha would be a traitor-knave?
Wha can fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a Slave?
Let him turn and flie:

Wha for Scotland's king and law,
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Free-man stand, or free-man fa',
Let him follow me.

By Oppression's woes and pains!
By your Sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

Lay the proud Usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty's in every blow!
Let us Do - or Die!!

Choose your destiny.
These are songs, ballads and rhymes taken straight from the old
"broadsheet press" which existed in Scotland between about 1550 and
1890. Where possible we have simply put direct scans in place.
Circa 1830-1840

PHIC CHARACTERS, written by a Love-struck Painter of
this City to the
object of his affections, a sprightly Nursery-maid in a
respectable family re-
siding at the west end of the Town.

Isa a,

Trusting the goodness of your will ex-
have at last n
cuse my presumption, have at last n
duced to offer my , dreading the
farther petition of a certain one 'd
maker of                  who loves his and his

above other things on earth.
My love, lieve not the y
stories he may have told , but meet me at
your master's          on day night, at eight

o'clock, and, in a -light walk   we will ar-
range matters for joining our and our

together,—& which         trust will

ready for on Friday week.

In the fond of your kind pliance
am, till then,

My    Isa a,

Your ever affectionate Lover,


N. B.— fully will it ever my study

to make your at times boil brown.

largest and Best collection SANDERSON, Printer,
Edinburgh. Histories,patters, Ballads,
to be had in scotland,
of                                                                  Songs, &c &c &c