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.
'Tocher' 22 (1976) p. 247
'Scotland Sings' (E. MacColl, 1953) p. 43
'Sam Henry's Songs of the People' (G. Huntington, 1990) p. 257

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