Ladies o' Cheapside, The
DESCRIPTION: "He tauld me to keep up my heart and modify my pride ... And I might try the Justice Port, the ladies o' Cheapside"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: sex nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1441, "The Ladies o' Cheapside" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan7 fragment excluding the chorus.
Justice Port was one of the lockable gates to Aberdeen until 1787 (source: "Historic gates to the city" at the site for Leopard, The Magazine for North-East Scotland). Is that the reference here? There's a Cheapside in London, Belfast and Glasgow; any in Aberdeen?
A note from Steve Gardham to Ballad-L: "Practically everywhere in Britain had a Cheapside. it would have been originally the side of the market where the cheapest or chap goods were sold and the chapmen congregated." - BS
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