Barra Gadgies
Date 1957
Track ID 31530
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1957.19.B2

Original Tape ID

SA1957.019

Summary

A short spontaneous song in cant:

O, the barra gadgies is aw in the ken
An wir peevin aw like navvies tae
An we sent the ither gheddi
Up fir peeve and he didnae bing [chat?]
Here he comes noo, oh
Wi the peeve aneth his [cowie/towie?]
And if ah get him [?] the nicht
Ah'll [?] mowd him, oh.

The contributor gives an English translation.

Item Notes

1 verse of 8 lines.

Cant vocabulary:

barra: good
gadgies: men
ken: house
peeve: drink (whisky)
peevin: drinking
gheddi: young lad
bing: come
mowd: hit, kill

Recording Location

County - Stirlingshire

Parish - Kippen

Village/Place - Kippen

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS