“A Shilling or Twa (I)”


Describing the blessings of having "a shilling or twa" in the pocket. One can settle troubles, avoid bankruptcy, fool creditors, and also stay happy: "Oh! what a grand thing is a shilling or twa... It's a round ready passport, a shilling or twa."

Cross references


  1. Ord, pp. 388-389, "A Shilling or Twa" (1 text)
  2. Roud #2177
  3. BI, Ord388


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)