Laird o' Musselburgh Toon, The

DESCRIPTION: The drunken laird gave the bellman a crown to offer "a hundred marks Scots" to anyone who would let him "gae thro' this vault to Edinburgh toon"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: money drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1927, "The Laird o' Musselburgh Toon" (1 fragment)
Roud #13036
NOTES: Musselburgh is near Edinburgh. - BS
Note that a mark was two-thirds of a pound, but a Scots pound was only a fraction of an English pound. A hundred Scots marks was not a trivial sum, but neither was it as large as this would be if it were English money. - RBW
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File: GrD81927

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