Captain Frazer's Nose
DESCRIPTION: Captain Frazer's nose is so big you can see it a mile away. Its snores are louder than Niagara. If French invaders try to land, one sneeze would sink their ships. When he dies, Frazer's nose should be left to stand "like some big druid stane"
AUTHOR: Norman Macleod (source: Ford)
EARLIEST DATE: 1771[?1871] (according to Macleod)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad talltale
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #170, p. 2, "The Nose o' Captain Frazer" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Ford, editor, Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland [second series] (Paisley, 1901 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 187-189, "Captain Frazer's Nose" (1 text)
Donald Macleod, Memoir of Norman Macleod, D.D. (Toronto, 1877 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 340-341, "Captain Frazer's Nose" (1 text)
cf. "The Lass o' Gowrie" (tune, per Macleod)
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