Droosy Chiel, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer has a sleeping problem. His wife -- "continually she's singing" -- tries vainly to wake him at "half past five" every morning. He wakes half an hour early but can never be ready before half past nine. Then he falls asleep standing at his work.
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: work nonballad wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 659, "The Droosy Chiel" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Rise, Jock Rise!
NOTES: GreigDuncan3: "Sung by James Davidson, farmservant, Burnside, Carnousie, about 1870. Noted 1906." - BS
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