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)
DT, KERIMUIR*

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

ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Ball at Kerrimuir
The Gatherin' of the Clan
NOTES: A few verses are attributed, with little evidence, to Robert Burns. - PJS
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File: EM095

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