Johnie Miller of Glenlee
DESCRIPTION: The singer, Johnnie Miller, says his belly is his god. He can eat rams as if they were rabbits. His belly's so big he can't kiss girls and he is "unfit for the pleasure of Venous" When he dies they'll say he died a glutton and drunkard, which he is.
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: greed drink food nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 70, "Johnie Miller of Glenlee" (1 text)
cf. "The Banks of the Dee" (tune, per Lyle-Crawfurd1)
NOTES: Lyle-Crawfurd1, p. ix: Authorship ascribed to James Boswell and Isabel Pagan, or Robert Trotter. For a text attributed to Isabel Pagan (c.1741-1821) see "The Songs of Isabel Pagan" site. - BS
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