Wee Wee German Lairdie, The

DESCRIPTION: "Wha the de'il hae we gotten for a King but a wee, wee German lairdie?" Geordie had to be fetched from his "yairdie," and now fills the government with foreigners. He is warned against visiting the Highlands, and his disreputable traits cataloged
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1819 (Hogg, according to Whitelaw)
KEYWORDS: Jacobite royalty humorous gardening
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1714-1727 - Reign of George I (a cousin of Charles II and James II, and far down in the line of succession -- but the closest relative of the Stuarts to be safely Protestant)
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Whitelaw-Song, p. 520, "The Wee German Lairdie" (1 text)
DT, WEEGERM
ADDITIONAL: Kenneth Norman MacDonald, "The Gesto Collection of Highland Music," 1895 (reprinted 1997 by Llanerch Publishers), p. 34, "The Wee Wee German Lairdie" (1 tune)

Roud #2573
File: DTweeger

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