Jeannie's Bawbee (Your Plack and My Plack)
DESCRIPTION: "Your plack and my plack (x3), And Je(a)nnie's bawbee." "We'll put them in the pint stoup, Pint stoup, pint stoup, We'll put them in the pint stoup, And join all three." "And that was all my Jenny had... was a bawbee."
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: money nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1873, "Jeannie's Bawbee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 67, "(Your plack and my plack)" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: David Herd, editor, Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, etc. (Edinburgh, 1870 (reprint of 1776)), Vol II, p. 204, "Jenny's Bawbie"
NOTES: Here's at least one case where the song surviving to be recorded in GreigDuncan8 reaches beyond a Boswell rewrite. This is not at all [Alexander Boswell], Songs Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Edinburgh, 1803 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 8-10, "Jenny's Bawbee" ("I met four chaps yon birks amang") - BS
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