DESCRIPTION: The singer is "a dacent policeman, the pride o the Glesca Force." When he meets friends he says "Cumarachandhu." When he passes the boys "in ma bonnie coat o' blue" "they cry as I pass by, 'There goes Cumarachandhu'"
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan8)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1902, "Cumarashindu" (1 fragment plus a single verse on p. 417, 1 tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan8 text count includes one verse on p. 417. That verse is the basis for the description.
GreigDuncan8: "'Cumarashindhu' is a representation of the Gaelic 'Ciamar a tha si(bh) 'n diugh?' (How are you today?)." - BS
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