Guise o' Tough, The

DESCRIPTION: "I gaed up to Alford for to get a fee, I fell in wi' Jamie Broon and wi' him I did agree." He eats till all are amazed. He works, finds his plow bad, replaces it, damages the replacement. He lists the other characters in the bothy
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: work farming moniker money food
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #4, pp. 2-3, "Guise o' Tough"; "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 48-49, ("I gaed up to Alford for to get a fee") (2 texts)
Greig/Duncan3 378, "The Guise o' Tough" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 236-237, "The Guise o' Tough" (1 text)

Roud #3800
cf. "Geordie Williamson" (some verses are shared)
cf. "Drumdelgie" (tune, per Greig/Duncan3)
NOTES [73 words]: Greig #21, p 2: "While no doubt several of the expressions used in this class of song are more or less common property, it will be seen that 'Guise o' Tough' must have borrowed a good deal from 'South Ythsie."
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; Guise (378) is at coordinate (h1-2,v6) on that map [near Alford, roughly 24 miles W of Aberdeen]. - BS
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