Smith's a Gallant Fireman, The

DESCRIPTION: "Rab, the village smith .... He's knicht o' war an' lord o' love an' king o' a the shire man At feast or fray, by nicht or day the smith's a gallant fireman." He is praised for honour, heart, strength, courage and generosity.
AUTHOR: John Harrison (1814-1889) (source: Greig)
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig)
KEYWORDS: virtue nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #73, p. 2, "The Smith's a Gallant Fireman" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 461, "The Smith's a Gallant Fireman" (3 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #5899
NOTES [6 words]: Greig: The song was written in 1862. - BS
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File: GrD3461

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