Just a Wee Doch-an-Dorris
DESCRIPTION: "Just a wee doch-and-dorris, Just a wee drap that's a', Just a wee doch-an-dorris Before we gang awa'. There's a wee wifie waitin' With a wee bairn or two: For if you can say It's a braw brecht, Moonlecht necht: er' a' recht, that's a'."
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (England, Vikings of the Ice)
KEYWORDS: home wife children nonballad
FOUND IN: US Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Shay-BarroomBallads/PiousFriendsDrunkenCompanions, p. 36, "Just a Wee Doch-an-Dorris" (1 short text)
ADDITIONAL: George Allan England, _Vikings of the Ice: Being the Log of a Tenderfoot on the Great Newfoundland Seal Hunt_ (also published as _The Greatest Hunt in the World_), Doubleday, 1924, pp. 117-118, "(no title)" (1 text)
Plum and Apple (File: BrPa059B)
NOTES [44 words]: George Allan England places his version of this in the mouth of Abram Kean (for whom see "Captain Abram Kean"), the Newfoundland sealing captain who distrusted everything except his employers and their rendering plants. A stranger source I can hardly imagine. - RBW
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