Come Hame to Yer Lingles
DESCRIPTION: Wife tells her drunk husband to come home from his Monday morning drinking among his cronies. She and the children are in tatters. He tells her to leave him and his friends in peace. She will follow him from inn to inn. He concedes; he must quit.
AUTHOR: Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) and Alexander Rodger (1784-1846) (source: Ramsay and Whitelaw)
EARLIEST DATE: 1838 (Alexander Rodger, _Poems and Songs_)
KEYWORDS: poverty drink dialog husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
GreigDuncan3 588, "Come Hame to Yer Lingles" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 335, "Come Hame to Yer Lingles" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Alexander Rodger, Poems and Songs (Glasgow, 1838), pp. 103-104, "Come Hame to Your Lingels"
Phillip A Ramsay, The Poetical Works of Robert Tannahill (London, c.1838), pp. 89-90, "Come Hame To Your Lingels"
cf. "Jock Robb" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
cf. "O, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad" (tune, per Whitelaw)
cf. "Farewell to Whisky (Johnny My Man)" (theme)
NOTES: Whitelaw: "The first verse of this song was a fragment by Tannahill; the rest has been happily added by Alex. Rodger" - BS
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