Tranent Wedding. On one occasion, at the Glasgow theatre, with the view of suiting in some measure the action to the word, the word to the action, he sung it mounted on a bona fide jackass.
But the donkey was impracticable: it would lookign "gallop" at the proper places; and instead of unbounded applause, poor Bauldy only brought down on his head shouts of derision. The version which Cochrane sung began thus:. This set of the song was probably Cochrane's own.
We here give a faithful copy of the original, as it appears in a small volume entitled, "Poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: by Peter Forbes, Dalkeith: Edinburgh, It will be seen from his song that the race was not for a wager, but a "riding of the broose," or a race at a country wedding from the house of the bride's parents, where the marriage generally takes place, to the house destined as her future habitation; the winner of which race has the privilege of kissing the bride, and welcoming her to her new fox escorts bendigo, and also of opening the ball with her.
They often extend over large tracts of country, in which cases they are always run on horseback.
When, however, the distance between the bride's old and new home is slight, they are contended for on foot. Burns, it will be recollected, in his address to his Auld Mare Maggie, says. Hidden category: Subs.
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