Steam carriages by land

Suggested tune :  [557Notation]

Steam carriages by land are now the order of the day, sir,
But why they haven't started yet, 'tis not for me to say, sir ;
Some people hint 'tis uphill work-that loose they find a screw, sir,
Such novelties, as Pat would say, of old they never knew, sir.
Bow, wow, &c.

 

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Source Title None given
Bargery Number 557
Roud Not in the Roud Index
Source of Text The life and Times of James Catnach (Late of Seven Dials) Ballad Monger (Reeves and Turner, 1878) p220
Music (Given or Suggested) "Bow, wow &c" suggests that the tune is 'Bow, wow, wow' which fits the text well.
Source of Music Calliope or the Musical Miscelleny (London & Edinburgh, C. Elliot and T. Kay, 1788) pp332-333 [National Library of Scotland. Inglis collection of printed music.]
Printer or Publisher Catnach, James
Where Printed London
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