Jock Tamson's Tripe
Date 23 August 1972
Track ID 31280
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1972.158.A8b

Original Tape ID

SA1972.158

Summary

Contributors recount the story of the song 'Jock Tamson's Tripe': Jock Tamson returns home after drinking whisky one night, and looks forward to enjoying the tripe that his mother always leaves him. This night however, Jock's mother had been steeping her mutches (caps) in water, and Jock mistakes this for tripe, gulping it down.

Item Notes

Recited fragments of various verses, interspersed with narrative.

See:
'The Scottish Folksinger' (N. Buchan & P. Hall, 1973) pp. 118-119
National Library of Scotland, Broadside Ballad collection, L.C.Fol.70(115a) (Poet's Box, Dundee, 1880-1900)

Recording Location

County - Wigtownshire

Village/Place - Galloway

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R5835; GD286;