M'Ginty's Meal-an-Ale

DESCRIPTION: A pig escapes and wreaks havoc. Chorus: "They war howlin' in the kitchen like a caravan o' tinkies, An' some wis playin' ping-pong... Up the howe or doon the howe there never wis sic jinkies As M'Ginty's meal-an-ale far the pig gaed there tae see."
AUTHOR: George Bruce Thomson
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: animal humorous game
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #136, p. 1, "M'Ginty's Meal-an'-Ale" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 630, "McGinty's Meal-an-Ale" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Buchan-ABookOfScottishBallads 72, "M'Ginty's Meal-an-Ale" (1 text)

Roud #2518
cf. "Roxburgh Castle" (tune)
cf. "Sheelicks" (lyrics)
M'Ginty's Meal and Ale
NOTES [37 words]: Greig/Duncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Balmannocks (630) is at coordinate (h0-1,v6-7) on that map [roughly 20 miles W of Aberdeen]. - BS
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