Scratch o' a Cat, The

DESCRIPTION: "The reason o' that was the scratch o' a cat, And I canna but lauch when I tell you"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: animal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1782, "The Scratch o' a Cat" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #12991
NOTES [34 words]: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 fragment. - BS
This sounds to me like the ending of a cumulative tall tale (along the lines of "For want of a nail...."), but that's just a feeling. - RBW
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File: GrD81782

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