Massacre of ta Phairshon, Ta

DESCRIPTION: "Phairshon (MacPherson) swore a feud Against the Clan MacTavish And marched into their land...." His small force quickly disperses to chase cattle. He encounters his rival; they exchange insults, and Phairshon is killed
AUTHOR: Aytoun and Martin?
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford); reputedly composed 1844
KEYWORDS: feud death humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 287-290, "Ta Massacre of ta Phairshon" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13100
NOTES: Said to be based on an extended party joke, and with about that level of quality. - RBW
File: FVS287

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