O What a Parish (The Parish of Dunkeld)

DESCRIPTION: "O what a parish, a terrible parish, O what a parish is that o' Dunkeld, They hangit their minister...." After rebelling against the organized church, the people turn the site into a meeting place; the singer wishes that all parishes saw such fellowship
AUTHOR: Adam Crawford ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: clergy humorous execution friend party
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 171, "O What a Parish" (1 text)
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 217-218, "O What a Parish" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: James Maidment, A North Countrie Garland (Edinburgh, 1884 ("Digitized by Microsoft")), pp. 62-63, "O What a Parish" (1 text)

Roud #13081
cf. "Bonny Dundee" (tune, per Maidment)
NOTES [51 words]: Ford suspects that this song was originally written not of Dunkeld but of Kinkell, where he claims events similar to this actually took place. He offers no dates, however. - RBW
In Lyle-Crawfurd2 and Maidment the parish name is Dunkell. Maidment has the most complete text of those listed here to date. - BS
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