Mucking o' Geordie's Byre, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer describes the filthy habits of Geordie and his family, and the strange and immense task of cleaning out Geordie's byre. The family's ineptitude and the poorly trained animals result in improbable accidents
EARLIEST DATE: 1797 (_Scots Musical Museum_, #96)
KEYWORDS: home work animal dancetune
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Aber)) Australia
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 257, "The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig/Duncan7 1303, "The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre" (3 fragments, 2 tunes)
Meredith/Covell/Brown-FolkSongsOfAustraliaVol2, p. 82, "Muckin' of Geordie's Byre" (1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Alexander Rodger, _Poems and Songs_ (Glasgow, 1838), pp. 29-33, "The Mucking o' Geordie's Byre"
Robert Chambers, The Scottish Songs (Edinburgh, 1829), Vol II, p. 372, "The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre"
James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume I, #96, p. 97, "The Mucking of Geordie's Byre" (1 text, 1 tune)
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NOTES [44 words]: This humorous piece has an incredibly complex history, as various poets (including Robert Burns) have taken their hacks at it. The result is so thoroughly mingled that it probably is not possible even to describe the original. - RBW
Rodger: "Written in 1819." - BS
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