Higher That the Mountain Is, The

DESCRIPTION: "The higher that the mountain is, The lower grows the grass, The bonnier that the lassie is, She needs the tocher less." "The aulder that the crab tree grows, The sourer grow the plumbs...." Reportedly a pslam warmup/practice tune
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1859 (letter to Aytoun from the Harris family)
KEYWORDS: nonballad humorous beauty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
HarrisLyleMcAlpineMcLucas, p. 128, "(The higher that the mountain is)" (1 short text)
Roud #18042
File: HLMM027

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