Traditional & Folk Songs with lyrics, midis & Mp3
Peter Reid Rock 1

Home Main Menu | Song+Midis |A B1 B2 B3 B4 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 E F G H I J K L1 L2 M N O P Q R S1 S2 S3 S4 T U V W1 W2 XYZ Search Voucher Codes

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Peter Reid Rock 1

Download Midi Download MP3
Peter Reid Rock 1

The pale moon was rising above Balmashanner
My uncle the shepherd was tending his flock
My puir Auntie Jeannie was mending her peenie
The pair o them sooking Peter Reid Rock.

O it's michty fine stuff, with a michty fine flavour,
An aye in the hoose I keep a guid stock;
For driving awa the smell o the whusky,
There's naething tae beat Peter Reid Rock.

Fur biles corns an bunions, for pickling the onions,
Fur cleaning my teeth an dying a sock,
Aa ower the world, ye'll find naething better,
Than a half pund o' oor Peter Reid Rock.

Gilfillan (1962) [Sc. Ethn. Archive]. Rodger, Lang
Strang (1948), 13, has st. 2; differs: 1 O omitted 2 ye
shud keep 3 puitin' awa' . . . the drappie 4 There's
nothing I ken like the Peter Reid Rock!
G. notes: "Peter Reid (1803-1897) - Provost of Forfar (1880-
83), Magistrate of the Burgh, benefactor to the town (Public
Park, Reid Hall (found. stone laid in 1869) convalescent ward
at the Infirmary) ran his confectionery business in Castle
Street - esp. Forfar Rock or Peter Reid Rock."  From the
first line, the tune appears to be The Rose of Tralee. MS

Download the song in PDF format Download the song in RTF format for editing etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III