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Title - Two riddles from the Shetland Folk Society collection, colle...
Contributors - Thomas Alexander Robertson
Reporters - Elizabeth Neilsen

Summary - Two riddles from the Shetland Folk Society collection, collected by M. G. Scott:

Riddle me, riddle me, rot tot tot,
A wee, wee man in a red, red coat,
Staff in his hand an a bane in his troat,
Riddle me, riddle me, rot tot, tot.
Answer: A fiddle.

A long man legless cam through da door an said: "Guid wife keep in your deuks [ducks], for cats an dogs I care no."
Answer: A worm.

T. A. Robertson comments that these riddles are not very common.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:33
Date Recorded - 1961.08.08
Language - Scots
Genre - Verse, Information, Other
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 42012
Original Tape ID - SA1961.089
Original Track ID - SA1961.89.B50a & 50b
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Lerwick
  Island - Shetland Mainland
  Village - Lerwick


Item Location:
  County - Shetland

Item Notes - The answer to the riddle about the man in a red coat is usually 'a cherry'.

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/42012/1




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