DESCRIPTION: "Scotland's burning, Scotland's burning, Look out, look out, Fire, fire, fire, fire, Pour on water, pour on water."
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Brown)
FOUND IN: US(NE,SE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
BrownIII 150, "Scotland's Burning" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 150, "Scotland's Burning" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Linscott, p. 283, "Scotland's Burning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 412, "Scotland's Burning" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Helen Creighton, _A Folk Tale Journey through the Maritimes_, edited by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan, Breton Books, 1993, p. 146, "(no title)" (1 text, with a frame story)
NOTES: No doubt some enterprising folklorist has attributed this to one or another of Scotland's various political crises (e.g. the period between the death of Alexander III and the accession of Robert the Bruce). Me, I think it's just a round. - RBW
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