Mudcat Café message #826515 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48317   Message #826515
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
14-Nov-02 - 10:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Sheath and Knife
MacColl regularly made up his own lyrics in "Scots"; he made up his Scottish accent, if it comes to that. The text that John quoted earlier is not particularly archaic in form. The question is to what extent it is authentic; we have already been told that MacColl's text was a collation made from an example in the Dalhousie MS and other, unspecified, sources.

Have neither of you read what has been said so far?