Hi, Bara Manishee

DESCRIPTION: Travellers' cant. "Hi, bara manishee, will ye bing wi' me?" Translated: "Hi, bonnie lassie, will you go with me?/Hi, bonnie laddie, I didn't know your face/Will you come, will you hurry... to the camp?/If you don't get food, you'll get some drink"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1963 (collected from Charlotte Higgins)
KEYWORDS: courting drink food foreignlanguage nonballad Gypsy migrant
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MacSeegTrav 131, "Hi, Bara Manishee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #6330
File: McCST131

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