O'Hara's Barra

Title - O'Hara's Barra
Contributors - Jeannie Robertson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - A children's song:

My uncle John fae Edinburgh came
Alang wi ma Auntie Jenny
Fir he gied me a penny fir tae buy whit ah like
An I bocht a candy sticky
For a gied Johnny Harra a lick o ma candy stick
Fir a shot o his wee barra
O the bonnie wee barra's mine
It disna belang tae Johnny Harra
For the fly wee bloke he stuck tae ma rock
An I [?] stickit til his barra.

The contributor learned the song as a little girl playing on the streets.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:42
Date Recorded - 1954.08
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 10282
Original Tape ID - SA1954.094
Original Track ID - SA1954.94.B10
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R19377;

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Aberdeen
  Village - Aberdeen

Item Notes - 10 lines; sung to the tune of 'The British Grenadiers' (ROUD 11231).

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