Tarland Laws, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer praises Tarland's lasses braw, hearty boys, fertile fields and high mountains that "keep aff the stormy win's." Tarland toon has a weekly fair, markets, fighters that will chase all comers. "We'll drink success ... That Tarland wins ye a' man."
AUTHOR: William Thomson (source: GreigDuncan3)
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (Greig)
KEYWORDS: pride bragging nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #160, pp. 1-2, "The Tarland Laws" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 511, "The Tarland Laws" (1 text)

Roud #5995
NOTES [36 words]: GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Tarland (511) is at coordinate (h0-1,v4-5) on that map [roughly 28 miles W of Aberdeen]. - BS
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