Saying Nothing at All
DESCRIPTION: Pat would apparently go to Scotland to make his fortune. Moral for those who would do the same: "If you don't find it there you may just lose the bake [GreigDuncan8: biscuit] And to Ireland return saying nothing at all"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: travel Ireland Scotland
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1753, "Saying Nothing at All" (1 fragment)
NOTES [74 words]: Does Pat go looking for a job for six months [see notes to "Hie Bonnie Lassie for feeing]? Does he get married [as in "To Reap and Mow the Hay"]? Or not [as in "Willie Rambler" and "Peggy Bawn"]? Does he have a strange adventure [as in "The Glasgow Barber" and "That Dang Boat that First Took Me Over"]? And why "saying nothing at all" [as in "Nothing At All"]? - BS
I would suspect he is embarrassed and doesn't want to tell of his adventure. - RBW
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