Ayrshireman's Lilt, The
DESCRIPTION: Where are you going, Highlandman? To steal a cow. You'll be hanged. I don't care as long as my stomach is full.
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: execution theft food dialog animal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 173, "O Quar Are Ye Gaun, My Bonnie Wee Hielandman?" (1 fragment)
cf. "Taffy Was a Welshman (II)" (theme: foreigners living nearby as thieves)
NOTES: The current description is based on the Lyle-Crawfurd2 fragment.
Lyle-Crawfurd2: "The equivalent of the verse 173 'O Quhar Are Ye Gaun, My Bonnie Wee Hielandman? occurs in R[obert] De Bruce Trotter, Galloway Gossip [eighty years ago: being a series of articles illustrative of the manners, customs, and peculiarities of the aboriginal Picts of Galloway] (Dumfries 1901) p. 201 as the first stanza of a five-stanza song called 'The Ayrshireman's Lilt' beginning 'Whaur ir ye ga'in tae? my bonnie Ayrshireman!'" - BS
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