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and e Origins: Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye (93* d) RE: Origins: Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye 02 Sep 13


Hello everyone,

It seems that there is an older Scottish "Cat Piddle" song c1780.

Below are both pro-Hanoverian and Jacobite versions:

xm THE FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH

Burns is not quite correct in his assertion that the Scotish Muses were all Jacobites. A song beginning "The cats hae kittled [piddled] in Charlies's wig" is certainly the wretched effusion of a Scotish Hanoverian CKS NB

Our ancient Border rhyme runs thus

Tillielute tillielute tillielute of Bowelaw
Our cat's kittled [piddled] in Archie's wig
Tillielute tillielute tillielute of Bowelaw
Four of them naked and four of them clad

I am afraid the Scots Hanoverian had been but a plagiary after all
MS Note by Sir Walter Scott in 1821


Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books?id=XiJMAAAAcAAJ&dq=%22cat%20kittled%22%20%20song&pg=PA109#v=onepage&q=%22cat%20kittled%22%20%20song&f=false

Title: Illustrations of the lyric poetry and music of Scotland(1853)
Editor: William Stenhouse


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