“Bannocks o' Barley Meal”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: soldier war food bragging
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

(Donald) tells of "when he was a soldier wi' Geordie the Third," and boasts of the skill of Scottish soldiers; "when put to their mettle they're ne'er kent to fail" when given "well-buttered bannocks o' barley meal." He illustrates his point from history

References

  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 142-144, "Bannocks o' Barley Meal" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5653
  3. BI, FVS142