Hap and Row

DESCRIPTION: "Hap and row, hap and row, Hap and row the feetie o't; I never knew I had a bairn Until I heard the greetie o't." Life with the baby is described: A cinder from the cooking fire burns its feet; Sandy's mother wraps them in her cap
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: baby clothes food
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1398, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "Hap and Row" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 157, "(Hap and row, hap and row)" (1 text)

Roud #7252
NOTES: This is presumably the original which Burns converted into "The Reel of Stumpie." I suspect there are cross-fertilized versions, so some care should be taken in looking at each. - RBW
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File: MSNR157

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