Monie Kings, Monie Queins

DESCRIPTION: The singer hears a killing in a wood and meets a dog that bites his finger off... yoke the plow... the shepherd takes the witch [?] home, shears her and puts her in the pot... Maggie bribed a boy "to tell the deed that she had done"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: farming hunting dog sheep shepherd injury
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 120, "Monie Kings, Monie Queins" (1 text)
Roud #15099
NOTES: Lyle-Crawfurd2 pp. xxxvii-xxxviii: "'Monie Kings, Monie Queins' may have been sung or spoken during seasonal house-visiting like other not dissimilar items discussed in my note in Scottish Studies 21 (1978) pp. 109-13 on '"Mony Kings, Mony Queens' and its Possible Link with Seasonal Custom'."
I have no idea what's going on here. Not even in those parts I think I have translated correctly. It would help if someone could read and comment here on Lyle's Scottish Studies note. - BS
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