Canny Shepherd Laddie o the Hills, The

DESCRIPTION: Shepherds are "all the same breed." On the mountains before dawn with his collie, he's "quick to swee a mawkit yin or a sheep that's strayed awa." He risks his life in snow for his sheep. He's generous with his hospitality and with drink among pals.
AUTHOR: Jack Mowat (source: McMorland-Scott)
EARLIEST DATE: 1986 (Willie Scott SA1986.139)
KEYWORDS: virtue storm drink nonballad shepherd
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 120-122, 155, "The Canny Shepherd Laddie o the Hills" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Willie Scott, "The Canny Shepherd Laddies o the Hills," School of Scottish Studies Archive SA1986.139,Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches accessed 14 September 2013 from http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/fullrecord/85036/1 [includes verses not in McMorland-Scott]

Roud #3088
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny" (tune, per McMorland-Scott)
File: McSc120

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