“A Cogie o' Yill”


"A cogie o' yill (ale), and a pickle ait meal, And a daintie wee drappie o' whiskey Was our forefathers' dose...." The singer praises the martial exploits of the Scots, and their diet, concluding, "Then hey for the whisky, and hey for the meal...."


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 329-330, "A Cogie o' Yill" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6316
  3. BI, FBS329


Author: Andrew Sherriffs ?
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)