Tak It, Man, Tak It (I)
DESCRIPTION: "When I was a miller in Fife, Losh, I thought that the sound o' the happer, said, 'Tak hame a wee flow to your wife.'" The singer lives his life, and constantly hears the temptation, upon seeing an item (especially drink) to "Tak it, man, tak it."
AUTHOR: David Webster (1787-1837) (source: Whitelaw)
EARLIEST DATE: 1835 (Webster "small vol. of poems," according to Whitelaw)
KEYWORDS: drink humorous theft
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 15-18, "Tak It, Man, Tak It" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #41, p. 2, "Tak' It, Man, Tak' It" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 579, "Take it, Man, Tak It" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, pp. 248-249, "Tak' It, Man, Tak It"
Bodleian, 2806 c.14(13), "The Miller of Fife" ("When I was a miller in Fife"), R. McIntosh (Glasgow), 1860-1874; also Harding B 26(432), "Miller o' Fife"; Firth b.25(287), 2806 c.14(142), "Tak It, Man, Tak It"
cf. "Brose and Butter" (tune, per Whitelaw and broadside Bodleian 2806 c.14(142))
cf. "Take It, Bob" (tune)
Take It, Bob (File: GrD3578)
The Mill and the Kiln
NOTES [15 words]: Roud links this song with "The Working Chap" as found in Ord, etc. I flatly don't see it. - RBW
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