Cauld Kail in Aberdeen

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'There's cauld Kail in Aiberdeen' is a poem colleckit bi Robert Burns, frae the Scotland period.[1] It is etherly kent bi the name o 'There's cauld kail in Aberdeen, and castocks in Strabogie'.

Meanin o the sang[eedit | eedit soorce]

This sang is said tae hae different meanin, bat is maist a jayfull sang, whilka is sang wi joy. It coud hae the fallawin meanin: the puirness o the peasant is said tae interrupt the dish (cogie), he widna gie it sae precious it is, far it hae the importance o the life in the Medieval eige.

Wit is ca'd kail in Aiberdeen? The cogie, in Inglis: 'broth'.

The sang itself[eedit | eedit soorce]

Owerwird (efter each morceau)

Ma coggie, Sirs, ma coggie, Sirs,
I cannae want ma coggie:
I wadna gie ma three-girr'd cap,
For e'er a quean on Bogie.
There's cauld "kail" in Aberdeen*,
An "castocks" in Strabogie,
When ilka lad maun hae 'is lass,
Then fye, gie me ma coggie.
There's Johnie Smith has got a wife
That scrimps him o' his coggie,
If she were mine, upon ma life
I wad douk her in a bogie.

Sang bi[eedit | eedit soorce]

This sang is sang bi Ewan MacColl in the album Songs of Robert Burns.[2]

Articles outwith[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "There's Cauld Kail In Aberdeen". Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.
  2. "Ewan MacColl: Songs of Robert Burns". Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.