Arthur McBride
Date 1956
Track ID 3134
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.45.A15

Original Tape ID

SA1956.045

Summary

A recited fragment of the song, 'Arthur McBride':

The drummer boy [he kicked up?] such a row
And we made a football of his rowdy-dow-dow,
Threw it in the water tae rock and tae row
And it happened on Christman mornin'.

The contributor heard the song around the time of the First World War, sung by Travellers called Stewart.

Item Notes

1 verse of 4 lines.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 180-182
'Bothy Songs & Ballads' (J. Ord, 1930) pp. 306-307
'The Rambling Soldier' (R. Palmer, 1977) pp. 55-56
'Folk Song in England' (A. L. Lloyd, 1967) pp. 257-258

Item Subject/Person

McBride, Arthur

Recording Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Inveravon

Village - Glenlivet

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R2355; GD78;