Nancy Whisky

DESCRIPTION: The weaver sets out to sample the pleasures of drink and a roving life. After extensive drinking, he finds himself broke and despised. He vows to return to weaving, and warns others of the evil of drink
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: drink poverty weaving warning
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South),Scotland(Aber,Bord)) Ireland
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #90, p. 1, "The Dublin Weaver" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 603, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "Nancy Whisky" (9 texts, 7 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 372-373, "The Calton Weaver" (1 text)
McMorland/Scott-HerdLaddieOTheGlen, pp. 132-133, 155, "Nancy's Whisky" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 279, "Nancy Whisky" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H745, pp. 47-48, "Long Cookstown/Nancy Whiskey" (1 text, 1 tune)
Graham-Joe-Holmes-SongsMusicTraditionsOfAnUlsterman 42, "Long Cookstown" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacColl-PersonalChoice, "The Calton weaver" ( 1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 234, "The Calton Weaver" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Willie Scott, "Nancy's Whisky," School of Scottish Studies Archive SA1973.024,Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches accessed 14 September 2013 from

Roud #883
NLScotland, RB.m.143(125), "Nancy Whisky," Poet's Box (Dundee), c.1880-1900
It's Very Strange (per broadside NLScotland, RB.m.143(125))
I Am a Weaver
NOTES [57 words]: One title for this song is "The Calton Weaver"; Calton was a village, swallowed up by Glasgow in the early 20th century. - PJS
Also collected and sung by Ellen Mitchell, "The Carlton Weaver" (on Kevin and Ellen Mitchell, "Have a Drop Mair," Musical Tradition Records MTCD315-6 CD (2001)).
Greig/Duncan3: "Greig prints a composite text ...." - BS
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