Wee Drappie O't, A

DESCRIPTION: "O, life is a journey we a' hae to gang, And care is the burden we carry alang, But though grief be our portion... We are happy a' thegither owre a wee drappie o't." The singer notes tragedies of life -- and how they are relieved by fellowship and drink
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: drink friend nonballad hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 181-183, "A Wee Drappie O't" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #144, p. 12, "A Wee Drappie o't" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 560, "A Wee Drappie o't" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Ord, pp. 370-371, "A Wee Drappie O't" (1 text)

Roud #5610
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "And Sae Will We Yet" (tune, per Greig)
NOTES: Several versions of this song have a line something like, "Job in his lamentation says man was made to mourn." This may be a reference to Job 14:22, the only time the King James Bible quotes Job as using the verb "to mourn" in anything like this sense. The overall feeling, however, is more like 14:1 or even the speech of Eliphaz in 5:7. I suspect this is allusion rather than citation. - RBW
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