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.
Recited fragments of various verses, interspersed with narrative.
'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)