Clear Cauld Water, The
DESCRIPTION: "Farewell to whisky ... Now I wad leave ye a' for the clear cauld water." The singer bids farewell to ginshops, "a' drunken body," alewives, wine, porter, brandy, ruin, "filthy stews" and intemperance.
AUTHOR: Robert Gray Mason (source: GreigDuncan3, correcting Greig's entry)
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #175, p. 1, "The Clear Cauld Water" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 604, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "The Clear Cauld Water" (4 texts, 4 tunes)
NOTES: GreigDuncan3: "George F Duncan states that the song was sung by Robert Mackie's grandfather, who died at great age, and must have sung it about the beginning of the nineteenth century." - BS
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