Big Kilmarnock Bonnet
DESCRIPTION: Jock quits plowing, puts on his hat, and goes to Glasgow. As a joke, Sandy Lane tells him to look up Katie Bain. He meets a girl who takes him to Katie. The girls roll him and get him drunk. He gets 60 days in jail for jumping into the Clyde.
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan2); 19C (broadside, NLScotland L.C.Fol.70(37b))
KEYWORDS: prison drink Scotland trick farming travel clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan2 296, "My Guid Kilmarnock Bonnet" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Willy Kemp and Curly McKay, "Wi' Ma Big Kilmarnock Bonnet" (on Voice05)
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(37b), "Big Kilmarnock Bonnet," Poet's Box (Dundee), c.1890
NOTES: From the NLScotland commentary on broadside L.C.Fol.70(37b): "The 'Kilmarnock Bonnet' of the title is a famous piece of headgear, dating back at least to 1647, when the 'Kilmarnock Corporation of Bonnet Makers' was founded" - BS
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