DESCRIPTION: The listeners are warned against hiring with Swaggers at Porter Fair. The singer lists all the various indignities suffered by those who work there.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #138, p. 1, "Swaggers"; Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 47-48, "Swaggers"; Greig #4, p. 2, "Swaggers" (2 texts plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 386, "Swaggers" (9 texts, 3 tunes)
DBuchan 68, "Swaggers" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
Ord, pp. 219-221, "Swaggers" (1 text)

Roud #4589
cf. "The Parks o' Keltie" (tune, per Greig)
cf. "Nethermill" (subject)
Swaggers in Porter Fair
NOTES [73 words]: Greig #124, p. 3: ." .. there is a good deal of material common to these ploughman ditties" ["Sleepytoon" and "Swaggers"].
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Auchterless (386) is at coordinate (h4-5,v6) on that map [roughly 28 miles NW of Aberdeen]; Turriff (347,386,682) is at coordinate (h5,v7) on that map [roughly 31 miles NNW of Aberdeen] - BS
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