I Binged Avree

DESCRIPTION: Travellers' cant. Singer meets two men in a North Scotland lodging house. They get drunk and start a fight; he hits one, then flees. He buys an accordion with the money he has begged and goes to Ireland. He meets two Tinkers who ask why he left Scotland
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (recorded from Davie Stewart)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Travellers' cant. Singer takes to the road, heads for northern Scotland, far from home, where he meets two men in a lodging house. They get drunk and start a fight; he hits one, then flees. He goes into a music shop and buys an accordion with the money he has begged; he gets tea and two shillings from a woman whose man is away at work. She tells him he'd best get away; he goes to Ireland. There he meets two Irish Tinkers who ask why he left Scotland
KEYWORDS: homesickness fight violence rambling travel music Ireland Scotland foreignlanguage Gypsy
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Kennedy 344, "I Binged Avree" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2159
File: K344

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