Souters of Selkirk, The

DESCRIPTION: "Up wi' the souters of Selkirk, And doun wi' the Earl of Home." The shoemakers are praised for their gallantry; the colors of the Earl of Home are despised because of his poor performance at Flodden.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1803 (Scots Musical Museum #438)
KEYWORDS: clothes soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Winstock, pp. 93-95, "The Souters of Selkirk" (1 tune, partial text)
ADDITIONAL: William & Susan Platt, _Folktales of the Scottish Border_, published 1919 as _Stories of the Scottish Border_, republished by Senate Press, 1999, p. 124, "The Souters of Selkirk" (1 short text)

Roud #5505
File: SMM438

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