Johnny Lad
Date 1956
Track ID 22247
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.173.A5

Original Tape ID

SA1956.173

Summary

In this comic/nonsense song we hear silly stories of various historical personages, including Samson, who "focht wi cuddies' jaws" [the jawbones of asses] wore "crimson flannel drawers". Nineveh "scratched oot baith his eyes" then "scratched them in again". Napoleon ruled the land and sea, but not Polmadie. The Queen played football "wi' the lads in Glasgow Green", but was a sore loser, and singling out the lead scorer of the other team, "clapped him in the jyle". The singer tells that Johnny is the best lad, and she should know, having had twenty-nine before.

Item Notes

8 couplets with a refrain of 2 lines.

See:
Ord, pp.168-169

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R2587;