Cuddy, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer tells Jock that idleness is the cause of poverty. Now well off, he began with only a cuddy [donkey] and a pack. Finally, he opened a shop, married and had children. "Freens tak my advice ... If a stout heart ye hae ye may climb a stiff brae"
AUTHOR: Thomas Denham (source: Greig)
EARLIEST DATE: 1854 (_The Aberdeenshire Lintie_, according to Greig)
KEYWORDS: virtue work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig 109, p. 2, "The Cuddy" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 661, "The Cuddy" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6088
File: GrD3661

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