Tarves Rant, The

DESCRIPTION: A group of bothies go on a Sunday tear. After leaving the tavern, the singer is separated from his companions, and gets in a fight with a policeman. He's thrown in jail, escapes, is caught again, and has to pay for the policeman's torn coat, plus a fine.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig)
KEYWORDS: drink police punishment
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #81, p. 1, "The Tarves Rant"; Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 26-27, "Tarves Rant" (2 texts)
GreigDuncan3 576, "The Tarves Rant" (5 texts, 3 tunes)
DBuchan 71, "The Tarves Rant" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)

Roud #4847
RECORDINGS:
Davie Stewart, "The Tarves Rant" (on Voice05)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Woods of Rickarton" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Tarves Ramble
NOTES: Hall, notes to Voice05: "Tarves lies to the north-west of Aberdeen, between Old Meldrum and Nethermill." - BS
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File: DBuch71

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