Cauld Kail in Aberdeen (IV)
DESCRIPTION: "There's cauld kail in Aberdeen ..." but naething drives awa' the spleen Sae weel's a social cogie" "Whene'er I'm fasht wi' worldly cares, I dron them in a cogie." Let's sing an old Scots song: that's never wrong "when o'er a social cogie"
AUTHOR: William Reid (1764-1831) (source: Graham)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Whitelaw-Song, p. 238, "Cauld Kail in Aberdeen" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: George Farquhar Graham, The Popular Songs of Scotland, (Edinburgh, 1887("Digitized by Google")), p. 143, "Cauld Kail in Aberdeen"
Gems of Scottish Songs, (Boston, 1894 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 75, "There's Cauld Kail in Aberdeen" (1 tune)
cf. "Cauld Kale in Aberdeen" (I) (tune and some lines) and references there
NOTES [30 words]: For the origin of the five different versions of "Cauld Kale in Aberdeen" and some background on common elements of the song, see the notes to "Cauld Kale in Aberdeen (I)" - (BS, RBW)
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