Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

11/4/2013

Broadside ballad entitled ‘Burning of the Montreal and loss of Three Hundred Scotch Emigrants’

This ballad is sung to the tune of ‘Flowers of the Forest’ and begins: ‘You people of Scotland I pray give attention, / A sad dismal story I soon shall let you hear, / Of the dreadful burning of the Steamship the Mon’real / For Montreal in Canada her course she did steer.’ A woodcut illustration is included at the top of this sheet. for more click here

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