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Songs of Robert Burns ~ There's cauld kail in Aberdeen
James C. Dick
No. 225. From "The Songs by Robert Burns". A Study in Tone-Poetry. Published by Henry Frowde. London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and New York 1903. Source: «traditionalmusic»



Page 201. IV. CONNUBIAL

No. 225. There's cauld kail in Aberdeens.

Tune: Cauld kail Scots Musical Museum, 1788, No. 162.


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There's cauld kail in Aberdeen,
And castocks in Strathbogie,
When ilka lad maun hae his lass,
Then fye, gie me my coggie.

Chorus.

My coggie, Sirs, my coggie,
Sirs, I cannot want tny coggie:
I wadna gie my three-girr'd cap,
For ier a quean on Bogie.

There's Johnie Smith has got a wife
That scrimps him o' his coggie,
If she were mine, upon my life
I wad douk her in a bogie.




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Page 431. HISTORICAL NOTES
  • No. 225. There's cauld kail in Aberdeen. The two stanzas and chorus in the text are in the Interleaved Museum where Burns states they are ' the old verses.' They are not found elsewhere, and he doubtless mended them. For an account of the tune Cauld Kail, see notes to Nos. 102 and 104.

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