Drunken Tarlan' Crew, The
DESCRIPTION: "O the drunken Tarlan' crew First they drink and then they spew"
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (GreigDuncan8)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1889, "The Drunken Tarlan' Crew" (1 fragment)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 fragment.
The GreigDuncan8 note confuses me enough that I'll repeat most of it in hope it may help someone track down a more complete text or date what we have: .".. [Black Jock, apparently a tailor rather than the 1715 Jacobite, John Forbes, Baillie for the Earl of Mar [see. p. 417]] landed at Tarland and in some way the inhabitants took offence and gathered with threats round the inn. Black Jock took the double barrels from his gun went out and faced them and sang 'The Drunken Tarlan' Crew' till they danced with rage but feared to touch him." Tarland is about 30 miles west of Aberdeen, Scotland. - BS
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