Kings, The

DESCRIPTION: "A nicht short syne some buirdly [stalwart] chiels [young men] fu' pawky [crafty] o' their braws Forgaithered owre a mutchkin stoup [1/4-pint cask] to straught [straighten] some ancient thraws [twists]"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: royalty drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1874, "The Kings" (1 fragment)
Roud #13580
NOTES: GreigDuncan8 quoting a Charles Murray letter to Duncan: "... I can't remember seeing it in print ever. It begins: Recit[ative].[Text]. The Kings get up one after the other and sing their case to well known tunes. There are about 160 lines...."
The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 fragment. - BS
Last updated in version 2.5
File: GrD81874

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