“Cock Your Beaver”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1946 (Montgomerie); probably before 1776 (Herd)
Keywords: clothes money
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"When first my Jamie he came to the town, He had a blue bonnet, a hole in the crown, But now he has gotten a hat and a feather: Hey, Jamie lad, cock your beaver." Jamie now has"gold behind" and "gold afore," and is urged to show it proudly


  1. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 112, "(When first my Jamie he came to the town)" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8257
  3. BI, MSNR112