Weaver and His Shuttle, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer comes over a hill [or sets his loom on the banks o' brume] and meets Sarah Kelly [or McKellie].
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: bawdy weaving
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1330, "Sarah Kelly" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 196, "Sarah McKellie" (1 text)
NOTES: GreigDuncan7 quoting Duncan: "No more words known, but understood to be objectionable."
Roud finds this in Buchan, Secret Songs of Silence, with the name "The Weaver and His Shuttle." Since that is, I'm told, a book of bawdy songs probably more complete than the GreigDuncan7 or Crawfurd, I assigned Roud's title as the name. - BS
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