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Wee Daft Article

Title - Wee Daft Article
Contributors - Ewan MacColl
Reporters - Hamish Henderson; J. Anthony

Summary - A song collected in Paisley [by A. L. Lloyd]:

Awa ye wee daft article,
Ye arena worth a particle,
For common sense it takes tae mak a man.
Ye're no the size o tuppence
An yir income's only thruppence,
Ye maybe think ye'll get a wife,
But ye'll no get Mary Ann.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:25
Date Recorded - 1953.08
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 41619
Original Tape ID - SA1953.243
Original Track ID - SA1953.243.A3c
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R2739;


Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

Item Notes - 1 verse of 8 lines.
A fragment of a comic song in which a young woman describes the poor suitor she has rejected.
See:
'Tocher' 22 (1976) p. 247
'Scotland Sings' (E. MacColl, 1953) p. 43
'Sam Henry's Songs of the People' (G. Huntington, 1990) p. 257

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/41619/1




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