Jamie's Aye Kin'
DESCRIPTION: Jamie's always kind. Willie's sour and sullen. Liking Jamie and mocking Willie "brings muckle sorrow to oor toon for noo and ever mair"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: nonballad Jacobites
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1856, "Jamie's Aye Kin'" (1 short text)
NOTES: GreigDuncan8 quoting Bell Robertson, who was -- apparently -- not the source: "This was one of mother's but ... everyone sung it." - BS
I have, very tentatively, added the keyword Jacobite because, while there is absolutely nothing explicitly Jacobite in the song, consider what it says: The town likes Jamie (James) and mocks Willie (William) and suffers for it. - RBW
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