DESCRIPTION: Big Cuttie will get "a little wifie." He goes to the town pasture [drunk?], "fell oer the midden" and lost his shoe. He says "Monie ane's be at our weddin'." "Busk and go to Cuttie's weddin' Wha wad be the lass or lad That wadna gang an they were bidden?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Peter Buchan, _Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland_, according to Whitelaw)
KEYWORDS: wedding clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig/Duncan3 608, "Cuttie's Weddin'" (1 fragment, 2 tunes)
Porter/Gower-Jeannie-Robertson-EmergentSingerTransformativeVoice #53, pp. 211-212, "Cuttie's Wedding" (1 text, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-BookOfScottishSong, p. 311, "Busk and Go, Busk and Go"
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