Ellen McGiggin

DESCRIPTION: Ellen McGiggin was put to the jiggin" for lifting her leg and a pudding came flying. The second verse is about "the kilties ... Comin' through the Broomielaw"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1985 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: dancing playparty soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 113, "Ellen McGiggin" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [84 words]: Opie-Game: "'... A saw the kilties comin', Comin' through the Broomielaw' ... part of the old song calculated by those who sang it at a safe distance, to rouse the fighting spirit of the 42nds." (cf., "Wha Saw the Forty-Second": "Wha saw the Forty-Second, Wha saw them gang awa? Wha saw the Forty-Second, Marchin doon the Broomielaw?" [Robert Chambers (Edited by Norah and William Montgomerie), Traditional Scottish Nursery Rhymes (1990 selected from Popular Rhymes) #102, p.63, "The Forty-Second"].) - BS
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File: OpGa113

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