Cauld Kail in Aberdeen
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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.
Articles outwith[eedit | eedit soorce]
- The 'Scots Musical Museum' - Volume II, song 162, page 170 - 'Cauld Kail in Aberdeen' (frae Burns Scotland wabsteid)
- Cauld Kail in Aberdeen (frae Glasgow Guide wabsteid)
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