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O Are Ye Sleepin, Maggie?

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Title - O Are Ye Sleepin, Maggie?
Contributors - Jeannie Robertson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - A fragment of Tannahill's 'O Are Ye Sleepin Maggie?':

O, are ye sleepin, Maggie?
O, are ye sleepin, Maggie?
O caul' the win' blaws through ma plaid,
O let me in beside thee, Maggie!

She opened the door and she let her laddie in,
He cast aside his dreepin plaidie,
And as the win' began tae howl
The rain cam lashin o'er the warlock craggies.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:18
Date Recorded - 1960.09
Language - Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 64522
Original Tape ID - SA1960.200
Original Track ID - SA1960.200
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R4897;

Item Notes - 1 verse and chorus of 4 lines. Composed by Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) and first published in 1806; this version differs from Tannahill's original.
See:
'Poems and Songs Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' (R. Tannahill, 1815) pp. 158-159
'The Poems and Songs of Robert Tannahill' (R. Tannahill, ed. D. Semple, 1876) pp. 281-283

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