“Tak It, Man, Tak It (II)”


"Langsyne, fine I mind, little mair than a lad, I wrocht wi' John Jackson at Inkaboot Mill," where Jackson's daughter teases him and flirts. Asked for a kiss, she rejects him -- but at last he steals one, and in the end they are happily married


Apart from the title line and the notion of temptation, this has nothing in common with "Tak It, Man, Tak It (I)" -- but I rather suspect one inspired the other. I'm not sure which way the dependence went; both have listed authors. This is clearly the less popular of the two. - RBW


  1. Ord, p. 54-56, "Tak It, Man, Tak It" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5590
  3. BI, Ord054


Author: Walter Towers?
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: courting marriage
Found in: Britain(Scotland)