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The Wine-drinker

Title - The Wine-drinker
Contributors - Bob Bertram
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - The singer is a jakey [alcoholic who drinks methylated spirits]. He lives in a model [model lodging house]. He is arrested, wets himself, and ends up in hospital having his stomach pumped.

Bob Bertram based the song on the sights he could see from his workplace in the Grassmarket.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:49
Date Recorded - 1963
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 50997
Original Tape ID - SA1963.085
Original Track ID - SA1963.85.A14
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh


Item Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

Item Notes - 3 verses. Bob Bertram's own composition. Tune 'Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be'.

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/50997/1




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