“Ta Massacre of ta Phairshon”


"Phairshon (MacPherson) swore a feud Against the Clan MacTavish And marched into their land...." His small force quickly disperses to chase cattle. He encounters his rival; they exchange insults, and Phairshon is killed


Said to be based on an extended party joke, and with about that level of quality. - RBW


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 287-290, "Ta Massacre of ta Phairshon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13100
  3. BI, FVS287


Author: Aytoun and Martin?
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford); reputedly composed 1844
Keywords: feud death humorous
Found in: Britain(Scotland)