Up an' Waur Them A', Willie (II)
DESCRIPTION: "Up an' waur them a', Willie ... Up an' shak' your pistol fit, An' tak her fae them a' ... Up an' kiss a bonny lass"
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan6 1268, "Up an' Waur Them A', Willie" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES [128 words]: The current description is based on the GreigDuncan6 fragment.
Roud assigns this the same number as Johnson, Scots Musical Museum 2 pp. 195-196 (No. 188), which I take to be the same Jacobite song as "Up an' Waur Them A', Willie (I).". Hogg says of that song that it was "apparently made to the favourite old tune of 'Up an' waur them a', Willie'...." GreigDuncan6 says,"Stenhouse quotes from an older version of the words [than Johnson or Hogg]; the above may be from it." Since there is no "bonny lass" in the Jacobite songs I can't bring myself to lump this together with "Up an' Waur Them A', Willie (I)." The chorus of the Jacobite song is "Up and war them a' Willie, Up and war them a', Willie, Up and sell your sour milk, And dance, and ding them a', Willie." - BS
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