“The Wee Cup of Tay”
Earliest date: 1965 (Ives-DullCare)
Found in: Canada(Mar)
"As Jack from the market came the other day, His wife she sat drinking her wee cup of tay." Jack complains "I must work hard, not a shirt to my back" while she has finery and her tea. She attacks "what money you spend in whisky and beer." They argue.
- NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(026), "John and his Wife on using Tea," James Lindsay (Glasgow), c. 1855; also L.C.Fol.178.A.2(054) (same publication data as the preceding, though the title is reset)
- Ives-DullCare, pp. 167-169, 256, "The Wee Cup of Tay" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Roud #13985
- BI, IvDC167