Rothesay Castle Steam Boat

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CHORUS. Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle, [Note 708.1]
                  Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle,
                  Smiling summer's at her heels,
                  And wha wi' business aye would wrestle?

We're glad to see her lofty prow,
And windows fring'd wi' mony a tassel;  [Note 708.2]
For pleasant were the jaunts I trow¹,
We took when in the Rothesay Castle.
     Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle,&c.

When we were there we ne'er thought lang;
In sooth¹ we ne'er gat time to weary,
For e'er we wist amid our sang,
She brought us into Inveraray¹
     Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle,&c.

Here choice of books and news we find,
Or range around the table festal;
Our cares are maistley left behind,
When seated in the Rothesay Castle.
     Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle,&c.

Now lead the way to summer's bow'rs,
Folk tire in streets and squares to jostle;
Our journey's done in twa'r three hours,
When ance we're in the Rothesay Castle.
     Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle,&c.

Ye western isles and creeks be glad,
Ye'll soon be in a merry bustle;
Your favourite boat's wide deck is clad,
By that ye'll ken the Rothesay Castle.
     Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle,&c

 

Sources (texts, music) & Publishing data

Origin Collected works of the author
Source Title Rothsay Castle Steam Boat
Bargery Number 708
Roud Not in the Roud Index
Earliest Date 1816
Evidence for Earliest Date The year that the Rothesay Castle entered service
Latest Date 1818
Evidence for Latest Date Publication date
Source of Text An article by Graham Lappin published in "Clyde Steamers" magazine and given to the curator by the author. Lappin gives his source as The Steam-Boat Miscellany, published in 1818 [Mitchell Library, Glasgow reference number ML 311790 / GC CD 821 STE]
Author William Harriston (c1780-)
Music (Given or Suggested) Tune.-Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch.
Source of Music abc.notation.com/tunes
Composer Anonymous
Printer or Publisher W. Lang
Where Printed Glasgow
Other Imprints No other imprints found
First Line Yonder comes the Rothesay Castle,
Parsed Title Rothsay Castle Steam Boat
Variant Set No known variants

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