The Yowie wi the Crookit Horn

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Title - The Yowie wi the Crookit Horn
Contributors - Betsy Whyte; Bryce Whyte
Reporters - Peter R. Cooke; Dr Linda Williamson

Summary - Fragment of a macaronic [Gaelic/Scots] version of 'The Yowie wi the Crookit Horn' in which the singer describes a much-appreciated yowie [ewe, actually an illicit still], remarking on its differences from other ewes.

As sung by the contributor's mother. The Gaelic words refer to the 'caora chrom' containing a gallon.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:39
Date Recorded - 1975.02.28
Language - Gaelic, Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 76690
Original Tape ID - SA1975.012
Original Track ID - SA1975.12
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R2140;

Item Notes - The chorus of Betsy Whyte's version is derived from a Gaelic refrain learned by her from her mother. In 'Tocher' 23 (pp. 264-265) it is suggested that the refrain may be a conflation of the Gaelic phrases "Tha bainn'aig na caoirich uile (all the ewes have milk)" and "'S galain aig a' chaora chrom (and the crooked-horned ewe has a gallon)".

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