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Thread #5077   Message #28876
Posted By: John Nolan
20-May-98 - 08:03 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs Appropriate for a Wedding
Subject: RE: FOLKSONGS APPROPRIATE FOR A WEDDING
If you don't mind weddings that finish up in a riot, there's The Tinkers' Wedding, of which a snatch goes:

The bridegroom was wild Norman Scott
Who thrice had tied the nuptial knot,
And yince was sentenced tae be shot,
For breach o' marshall order-o.
His gleesome jo was Madge McKell,
A speywife match for Nick himsel'
Wi' glamor and cantrip, charm and spell,
She frichted baith the borders-o.

The tune is the same as The Day We Went to Rothsay-o, but this song came first, and dates back to the late 1700s.