Shilling or Twa (I), A
DESCRIPTION: Describing the blessings of having "a shilling or twa" in the pocket. One can settle troubles, avoid bankruptcy, fool creditors, and also stay happy: "Oh! what a grand thing is a shilling or twa... It's a round ready passport, a shilling or twa."
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (Poet's Box broadside, according to GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: money commerce nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig 140, p. 3, "A Shilling or Twa" (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 669, "A Shillin' or Twa" (2 fragments)
Ord, pp. 388-389, "A Shilling or Twa" (1 text)
cf. "A Shilling or Twa (II)"
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