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Johnny Lad

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Title - Johnny Lad
Contributors - Enoch Kent; Andrew Robb Hunter
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - A wife is bought for a halfpenny and change is given. Samson wears crimson flannel drawers. Napoleon did not rule Polmadie. The Queen is playing football on Glasgow Green and has the opposing captain arrested. A man in Nineveh scratches his eyes out, and then scratches them back again. Johnny is the best lad out of twenty-nine.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:07
Date Recorded - 1957
Language - Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 32488
Original Tape ID - SA1957.020
Original Track ID - SA1957.20.B1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R2587;

Item Notes - 8 verses with choruses, nonsense song. Recorded at Morris Blythman's ceilidh.
See:
'Ancient Ballads and Songs' vol. 2 (Buchan, 1828,1875) pp. 146-147
Ord pp. 168-169

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