O'Hara's Barra
Date August 1954
Track ID 10282
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1954.94.B10

Original Tape ID

SA1954.094

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.

Item Notes

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

Recording Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Aberdeen

Village/Place - Aberdeen

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R19377;