Clerk in ta Offish, Ta

DESCRIPTION: "Noo Rosie se'll be prood, and Rosie she'll be praw.. For ta praw, praw lad's come an' tookit her awa'; She's a praw lad, a clerk in an offish." The clerk's education, mathematical ability, and lack of ancestry are emphasized
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: worker humorous nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 283-284, "Ta Clerk in ta Offish" (1 text)
Roud #13099
NOTES [22 words]: Obviously a composed song, and a strange one at that -- the dialect appears to be Scots done with a "Dutch" (stage German) accent. - RBW
File: FVS283

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