Sinne, Sinne, Set Ye
DESCRIPTION: The herder welcomes sunset and complains that he has only a drop of corn husks to eat all day. When a cripple bird passes, dragging its wing he clubs it. The bird cheeps. The cock warns it "come na yon road again"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: warning food bird
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1636, "Sinne, Sinne, Set Ye" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 27, ("Cleaverie, cleaverie, sit i' the sun")
NOTES [60 words]: The description follows Chambers because I think I understand it better than I do GreigDuncan8. As far as I can make out, GreigDuncan8 has the herder going hungry until sunset, envying the chickens at home that have been eating all day; when he gets home he clubs a chicken, whom the cock upbraids, saying, "you should have come to bed when I told you to" - BS
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