I Chokit on a Tattie
Date 07 March 1980
Track ID 38352
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1980.57.B7b

Original Tape ID

SA1980.057

Summary

An Aberdeen children's street song.

I chokit on a tattie, a tattie,
I chokit on a tattie, aa through the tattie soup.
My mither sent for the doctor, the doctor,
My mither sent for the doctor, aa through the tattie soup.
The doctor said, "You're dyin ..."
They pit me in a coffin ...
I'm in a deidie holie [dead hole] ...
The minister said his prayers ...
They covered me wi sand ...
But noo I'm up in Heaven ...
The angels gave me supper, supper,
An fit I got for supper was a plate o tattie soup.


Item Notes

Sung by children playing with balls or skipping ropes. Stanley Robertson observes that the next song on the same tape (SA1980.57) always used to go along with it.

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R19989;