A Dottered Auld Carle

Title - A Dottered Auld Carle
Contributors - Jeannie Robertson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - In this comic song, an old man, with his grey beard newly shaven, comes to court a young woman, who won't have him. Her mother instructs her to offer him a chair, but he instead sits on the floor; when she offers him meat, he can't eat it for his lack of teeth; when she gives him wine, he starts to wink at her; when her mother tells her to kiss the old man, she replies: "If ye like him sae weel, ye can kiss him yersel!"

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:50
Date Recorded - 1959.09
Language - Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 38722
Original Tape ID - SA1959.107
Original Track ID - SA1959.107.A7
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD815; R362;

Recording Location:
  County - Kincardineshire
  Parish - Fetteresso
  Village - Stonehaven

Item Notes - 7 verses of 4 lines. Sung to the pipe tune 'Leaving Port Askaig'.
Greig-Duncan vol. 4, pp. 207-209
'Singing Island' (E. MacColl & P. Seeger, 1960) p. 11
'Vagabond Songs & Ballads' vol. 1 (R. Ford, 1899) pp. 141-143
'Ancient & Modern Scottish Songs' vol. 2 (D. Herd, 1869, 1973) pp. 33-34
'The Scots Musical Museum' vol. 2 (J. Johnson & R. Burns, 1853) p. 141, no. 134
'Folk-Song of the North-East' (G. Greig, K. Goldstein & A. Argo, 1963 reprint) art. CXLIX
'Jeannie Robertson: Emergent Singer, Transformative Voice' (J. Porter & H. Gower, 1995) pp. 205-206

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