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Three nursery rhymes and a riddle from Orkney.

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Title - Three nursery rhymes and a riddle from Orkney.
Contributors - Christina Costie
Reporters - J Y Mather

Summary - Three nursery rhymes and a riddle from Orkney.

Kirsty, Kirsty Kringlik,
Gae me nieve [fist] a tinglik [tingle],
What shall ye for supper hae?
Deer, shear, bread or smear?
Minch meat sma or nane ava?
Kirsty Kringlik, run awa.

Eenty peenty halligolum,
The cat geed [went] oot ta hae some fun,
It hed some fun on Todo's grund
Eenty peenty halligolum.

Baa the bairns o Baetun
For Minno's awa tae Saetun,
For tae pluck an for tae pu and for tae gather lamb's oo [wool]
An for tae buy a bull's skin
Tae baa the bairns o Baetun in.

As I cam ower the hill o heather
There I met a man o leather
Trow a rock [spindle], trow a reel,
Trow an auld wife's spinning wheel,
Trow a sheep's shank bane,
Sic a man wis never kent.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:52
Date Recorded - 1957.08
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Verse, Other
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 60160
Original Tape ID - SA1958.191
Original Track ID - SA1958.191.2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Orkney
  Parish - Kirkwall and St Ola
  Island - Orkney Mainland
  Village - Kirkwall


Item Location:
  County - Orkney

Item Notes - The rhyme 'Kirsty Kringlik' was repeated while holding a spider in the hand as a way of asking if there would be anything for supper ('Saga Book of the Viking Club' vol II).
The answer to the riddle "through a rock, etc." is usually some kind of grub.

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