Moss o Burreldale, The

DESCRIPTION: Description of a rowdy gathering of Travellers at the market of Burreldale. A piper's bag bursts, and he's launched into the air; another man plans to fight but his Annie knocks him over, etc. (Some versions describe the participants and their trades)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (collected from Jimmy McBeath)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Description of a rowdy gathering of Travellers at the market of Burreldale. A piper's bag bursts, and he's launched into the air; another man plans to fight but his Annie knocks him over then challenges him to fight some more; a showoff horseman is thrown (I think). Another man challenges a Catholic to fight. Eventually all leave, but vow they will always remember the fracas. (Some versions describe the participants and their trades)
KEYWORDS: bragging fight commerce drink music party moniker worker Gypsy migrant
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kennedy 351, "The Moss o' Burreldale" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacSeegTrav 127, "The Moss o' Burreldale" (2 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #1876
File: K351

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