Mrs McLeod of Raasay

DESCRIPTION: "Up wi't Meggie Dickie, doun wi't a'"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1720, "Mrs McLeod of Raasay" (1 fragment)
Roud #13196
NOTES [91 words]: The GreigDuncan8 text repeats the description line three times. GreigDuncan8 does not explain why this text is connected to the title. There is, GreigDuncan8 notes, a tune named "Mrs McLeod of Raasay" but there is no indication that this text is to be sung to that tune.
GreigDuncan8: "This is said to refer to the notorious Meg Dick of the White Ship Tavern .... The Black Drummer was murdered in her house.... Margaret Dick's case is discussed at page 168 in the fourth edition of James Bruce, The Black Kalendar of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, 1878)" - BS
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