Drygate Brig, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer goes to an inn and passes snuff around; "ilk ane quite forget himsel'" He leaves high without his hat. Passing Drygate Brig his wig is lost in the wind and his snuff is spilt. Now he prefers drink which has the same high but crashes quickly
AUTHOR: Alexander Rodger (1784-1846)
EARLIEST DATE: 1838 (Alexander Rodger, _Poems and Songs_)
KEYWORDS: drink drugs humorous clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Greig #162, p. 2, "The Drygate Brig" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 575, "The Drygate Brig" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Song, pp. 173-174, "The Drygate Brig" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Alexander Rodger, Poems and Songs (Glasgow, 1838), pp. 279-282, "The Drygate Brig"
Whistle-Binkie, (Glasgow, 1878), Vol II, pp. 246-248, "The Drygate Brig"

Roud #6039
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Battle of Sheriffmuir" (tune, per Greig)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Mirren Gibb's
File: GrD3575

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