Cushnie Winter Sports, The
DESCRIPTION: [After Jean Adam was hurt] Dauvid Ferries was "doctor till the doctor cam'." Effie Milne "swore she wad the laddie kill." If we affront Effie, "Willie Forbes'll gie's a dunt." Rachie would go no more "for fear o' getting her ... laid bare"
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: sports humorous nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 648, "The Cushnie Winter Sports" (1 fragment)
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 quoting a 1906 letter to Duncan: "During the course of a very hard and long winter, men and women met near Mains of Cushnie to enjoy an hour's fun -- tobogganing -- more than a hundred years ago. A song was composed about it. I give fragments."
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Cushnie (648) is at coordinate (h1,v5) on that map [near Alford, roughly 28 miles W of Aberdeen]. - BS
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