“The Tarves Rant”


A group of bothies go on a Sunday tear. After leaving the tavern, the singer is separated from his companions, and gets in a fight with a policeman. He's thrown in jail, escapes, is caught again, and has to pay for the policeman's torn coat, plus a fine.


Hall, notes to Voice05: "Tarves lies to the north-west of Aberdeen, between Old Meldrum and Nethermill." - BS


  • Davie Stewart, "The Tarves Rant" (on Voice05)


  1. DBuchan 71, "The Tarves Rant" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
  2. Roud #4847
  3. BI, DBuch71


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1909
Keywords: drink police punishment
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))