“Pawkie Adam Glen”


"Pawkie Adam Glen, piper o' the clachan When he stoited ben, sairly was he pechin'." Old Adam goes out seeking a wife, settling on "auntie Madie." After a cheerful dance, "Madge is hect to Adam Glen, And sune we'll hae a weddin'."


According to Ford, piper Adam Glen died in battle in 1715 at age ninety, having taken his seventh wife (who was half his age) some months previously. Believe that if you will. - RBW


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 300-301, "Pawkie Adam Glen" (1 text)
  2. Roud #13101
  3. BI, FVS300


Author: Alexander Laing ?
Earliest date: 1901 (Ford)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)