My Ain Fireside

DESCRIPTION: The singer says it is time to go home to a wife he's afraid to face, but a drink and a song will sooth her and they'll go to bed "and I'll cuddle her in my airms ... and crack aboot the joys o' oor ain fireside." Here's to every man that will do the same.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: sex drink music nonballad wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 553, "My Ain Fireside" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Roud #6028
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(144b), "My Ain Fireside" ("Come, my lads, let us mount and go"), Muir [John Muir (Glasgow)?], no date
NOTES [29 words]: Apparently broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(239), "My Ain Fireside" ("Come, my lads, let's mount and go"), unknown, no date is this song but I could not download and verify it. - BS
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File: GrD3553

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