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Abby Sale 21 Dec 05 - 09:08 AM
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Subject: happy? – Dec 21 (Corriemuchloch battle)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 09:08 AM

         December on the twenty first,        [c.1831]
         A party o' our Scottish Greys
        Gaed up among our mountaineers
         Some whiskey from them for to sieze.
        Wi' sword and pistol by their side,
         They thocht to make a bold attack;
        And a' they wanted was to sieze
         Poor Donald wi' his smuggl'd drap.            [untaxed whiskey]

                "The Battle of Corriemuchloch," (Greig, Folk-Song of the North-East
                #CXXXI and #238 in Greig~Duncan)

It reports a True and even Historical event, a happy one in which the good honest country people prevailed against the evil Crown agents in the person of a company of heavily armed gaugers (ie British revenooers) assisted by soldiers.

12/21/04: President GW Bush signed into law the designation of the United States Postal Service located in Rosine, Kentucky, as the "Bill Monroe Post Office."

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