Awa Whigs Awa

DESCRIPTION: "Awa whigs awa (x2), Ye're but a pack o' traitor louns, Ye'll do nae gude at a'." The [Scottish] thistle flourished until the Whigs arrived "like a frost in June." THe singer complains about the betrayal of the king. The singer expects vengeance
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1803 (_Scots Musical Museum_ #263)
KEYWORDS: political Jacobite nonballad flowers
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume III, #263, p. 272, "Awa whigs awa" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST SMMu263 (Partial)
Roud #8686
File: SMMu263

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