DESCRIPTION: Dialect: "Vat de matter lady," he says, do something for me; my heart's breaking for Quasebe. Look at his face. He looks like an overseer. He takes what he wants. Beat him well.
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 185, "Quasebe" (1 text)
NOTES: I'm not sure I understand any of this. There's little if any Scottish in this. Lyle-Crawfurd2 has no glossary for whatever dialect this is supposed to be. - BS
It looks rather "Dutch" to me (that is, imitation German, not a legitimate dialect). Could it possibly be a Jacobite dialect song about George I and his Germans? - RBW
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