Fray of Suport, The

DESCRIPTION: "Sleep'ry Sim of the Lamb-hill, And snoring Jock of Suport-mill, Ye are baith right het and fou'." They led a raid on this singer, whose gear's a' gane" because they came when the house was nearly empty. The song lists those who might raid in return
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1806 (Scott)
KEYWORDS: borderballad animal feud
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: James Reed, _The Border Ballads_, University of London/The Athlone Press, 1975, pp. 95-98, "(The Fray of Suport)" (1 text)
Roud #8190
NOTES [35 words]: The only known text of this is Walter Scott's, which might tempt us to think he composed it, but I very much doubt it; Scott's text is too irregular. I doubt he even indulged in many of his "improvements." - RBW
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