The Lassie Gaitherin Nuts
Date 04 May 1970
Track ID 66465
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1970.69

Original Tape ID

SA1970.069

Summary

In this bawdy song, a girl falls asleep in the woods, and is taken advantage of by three men passing by.

Item Notes

4 verses of 4 lines (last line of each verse repeated). This song first appeared in Robert Burns' collection of bawdy songs 'The Merry Muses of Caledonia' (1799, pp. 109-110); it was later included by Ewan MacColl in his 'Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland' (1965, p. 55), from where Jeannie Robertson acquired it, later passing it on to her daughter Lizzie Higgins.

See also:
'In Memory of Lizzie Higgins' (MTCD337-8, notes by I. Olson, 2006)

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village - Edinburgh

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R5131;