Gill Stoup, The

DESCRIPTION: "What a mischief whisky's done ... Brings muckle grief at hame." Jake gets drunk and sets out "owre the ragin' main." Soldier Tam draws his pay but he and Soldier John drink it all. A husband buys meal at the mill but sells the sack to buy whisky.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 32, ("Oh, what a mischief whisky's done") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 597, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "Weary on the Gill Stoup" (3 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #6047
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 17(109a), "The Gill Stoup" ("O weary on the gill stoup"), Sanderson (Edinburgh), 1830-1910
ALTERNATE TITLES:
What a Mischief Whisky's Done
NOTES: Broadside Bodleian Harding B 17(109a) is the basis for the description. - BS
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File: GrD3597

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