Ball of Kirriemuir, The

DESCRIPTION: A quatrain ballad, the scores of verses to this song describe the sexual feats at the "gathering of the clans."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c.1938 (sung by Mikeen McCarthy on Voice14)
KEYWORDS: bawdy sex
FOUND IN: Australia Britain(England,Scotland) Ireland US New Zealand
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Cray, pp. 95-101, "The Ball of Kirriemuir" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Bronner-Eskin2 58, "The Ball of Kinnie Muir" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4828
Anonymous singers, "The Ball of Kirriemuir" (on Unexp1)
John MacDonald, "The Ball O'Kerriemeer" (on Voice07)
Mikeen McCarthy, "The Ball O'Kerriemeer" (on Voice14)

Black Billy Blues (by Joe Charles) (Les Cleveland, The Great New Zealand Songbook, p. 67)
The Ball at Kerrimuir
The Gatherin' of the Clan
NOTES [12 words]: A few verses are attributed, with little evidence, to Robert Burns. - PJS
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File: EM095

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