Auld Eddie Ochiltree

DESCRIPTION: Auld Eddie, a blue-gown beggar, comes to town and is greeted and cared for by the townsfolk. He foretells who is to be married next and makes other predictions. All are happy to see the cheerful wanderer
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1869 (Logan-APedlarsPack)
KEYWORDS: begging rambling
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 218-221, "Auld Eddie Ochiltree" (1 text)
Logan-APedlarsPack, pp. 166-171, "Auld Eddie Ochiltree" (1 text)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #31, pp. 1-2, "Auld Eddie Ochiltree" (1 text)

ST FVS218 (Partial)
Roud #5637
NOTES [55 words]: Ford and Logan both describe the blue-gown beggars, a special order appointed by the Catholic kings of Scotland to pray for them. Not surprisingly, this order died out long ago -- but Walter Scott's The Antiquary mentions a blue-gown beggar actually named Eddie Ochiltree. Obviously there is some sort of dependence involved. - RBW
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