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Thread #21125   Message #3580398
Posted By: Jim McLean
01-Dec-13 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kitty Alone
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kitty Alone
The version I have is an EP Scottish Records SR. 4517EP, probably mid seventies.
It a series if recitations by Duncan MacRae, including his well known Wee Cock Sparrow.
His The Frog and the Mouse is very Scottish and has the repeated lines " Cuddy alang, Cuddy alang, cock ma Cary, Cuddy alang, Cuddy alang and I " and "sing kinkum Kerrie con dum down, Cuddy alang and I".
After the wedding the drake takes the frog and the mouse runs up the wall.
There are some lovely scotch lines like "Fye gar busk the bride alang " is Uncle Rat's reply to his neice's suitor meaning "quickly dress the bride for the wedding".
We know a Cuddy in Scotland generally means a horse but in this poem the words are meaningless, adding only to its music and rhythm.