John o' Badenyon (III)
DESCRIPTION: "... frae an honest canty sang by canty honest John We've named this handsome residence the town o' Badenyon." Here, "nane are better served than he wha serves himsel'." For example, the best gown is one you spin yourself.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: nonballad clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 763b, "John o' Badenyon" (1 text)
cf. "John of Badenyon (I)" (theme) and notes there
cf. "John o' Badenyon" (II) (theme) and notes there
NOTES: This song counts on the hearer's knowledge of either "John of Badenyon (I)" or "John o' Badenyon" (II) to draw the moral. Ford, referring to the first song says "what suits best with the moral of the song is a simple, solitary amusement, such as playing a tune on the pipes, which is wholly within one's own power." - BS
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