DESCRIPTION: Have you seen "hairy capie" [hairy cap] coming through the yard? He'll be here. He won't let his horse and mare rest. He's a "keerious cankert carlie" [strange, ill-natured churl]. A "Jenny Nettles" verse is included as well.
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: farming derivative nonballad horse
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1726, "Hairy Capie" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Roud lumps GreigDuncan8 with "Jenny Nettles" with good reason. The second of the two verses is the usual first verse of "Jenny Nettles." I split them because the first verse, while patterned on "Jenny Nettles," has nothing to do with that story. - BS
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