What Care I for the Laird o' Drum

DESCRIPTION: "What care I for the Laird o' Drum, And what care I for Gammie O? We'll stap wir wa's [GreigDuncan8: take our way] ti the Mains o' Drum And hae anither drammie O"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan8)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #61, p. 2, ("What care I for the Laird o' Drum") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan8 1928, "What Care I for the Laird o' Drum" (1 fragment)

Roud #13560
NOTES [60 words]: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 fragment. - BS
"The Laird o Drum" [Child 236] tells of that lord seeking a low-born wife who was willing to work. In some versions, he had a previous wife who was costly and worthless. Could this be her answer? Or the comment of one of the girls the Laird turned down before finding one who satisfied him? - RBW
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File: GrD81928

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