Allan o Maut (III)

DESCRIPTION: "Now Allan O Maut was ance ca'd (bear/Bear), And he was cadged frae Wa to Weer, He first grew green, and then grew white, And a man judg'd than Allan was ripe." Allan is brewed and carried into storage
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1806 (GordonBrown/Rieuwerts)
KEYWORDS: drink farming
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond),Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GordonBrown/Rieuwerts, p. 251, "Allan o Maut" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Jamieson, Popular Ballads and Songs (Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1806 ("Digitized by Google"))")), Vol.II, pp. 237-239, "Allan o' Maut" (1 text)

Roud #164
cf. "John Barleycorn (I)" (theme: the tale of brewing) and references there
NOTES [95 words]: Roud lumps this with "John Barleycorn," and certainly the thematic parallels are clear, But the Gordon/Brown text is largely about the act of breweing, and never mentions (e.g.) the resurrection of John. I tentatively separate them, although there could well be cross-fertilization or versions which might be either. - RBW
Whitelaw-Ballads is from Jamieson.
Jamieson: "from a copy furnished from his own recollection, by the Reverend Williasm Gray of Lincoln, ... compared with a Fragment procured from Scotland [I assume that's a reference to GordonBrown/Rieuwerts]." - BS
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