[Mess. Green ascended in their grand Coronation Balloon, from the Nuns’ field, in Newcastle, four times: the first-time, on Wednesday, May 11; second time, on Whit-Monday, May 23; third time, on Monday, May 30; and the fourth time, on Race Thursday, July 14, 1825.]
NOW just come an lissen a while, till aw tell, man,
Of a wonderful seet t’other day aw did see:
As aw was gaun trudgen alang by mysel, man,
Aw met wi’ wor skipper, aye just on the Key.
O skipper, says aw, mun, wye where are ye gannen?
Says he, come wi’ me, for aw’s gaun up the toon;
Now just come away, for we munnet stand blabbin,
Or we’ll be ower lang for to see the Balloon.
Right fal de, &c.
The balloon, man, says aw, wye aw never heard tell on’t,
What kind o’ thing is it? now skipper tell me:
Says he, It’s a thing that gans up by the sel’on’t,
And if ye’ll gan to the Nuns’ Gate, man, ye’ll see.
So to the Nuns’ Gate then we went in a hurry,
And when we gat there, man, the folks stood in crowds;