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A Newhaven Fishwife

A Newhaven Fishwife and girl and the Scottish song, Caller Herrin'  -  A  Valentine postcard in colour

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to The Museum of Edinburgh

Caller Herrin

Caller Herrin' is a Scottish song concerning herring fishing in the Firth of Forth.  The words on the card read:

"Buy my Caller Herrin'

They're bonnie fish and halesome farin';

Buy my Caller Herrin'

Now drawn frae the Firth."

This is one of two songs:

Caller Herrin' (or Caller Haddies = Fresh Herring) and

Caller Ou' (= Fresh Oysters)

that was featured on early cartes de visite by James Ross of Edinburgh

.Carte de Visite  -  Newhaven Fishwife  -  John Ross

 

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