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Verses for The Ghost an' Bodie
ID JSS0240
Title Verses for The Ghost an' Bodie
Document Reference x/257/1n (verso)
Format 244 x 239 mm
Medium Handwritten Manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Lyrics
Item Description 'Scott Skinner's 'oot anither tune That --- kens a' the lift abune It's fairly canty sic a soun' Hurrah for Walford Bodie o'. It's nae that ill to play for chiels ['wha canna play' struck through and replaced with:] admirers o' 'The Birlin Reels' It's jist the thing for toes & heels Hurrah for Dr Bodie o'. Gui e'er ye cross the Deveron Brig Tak tint that ye are trim an' trig Ye'll see twa spirits on that Brig- Macphersons Ghost an' Bodie o'. They're plannin some gigantic scheme To raise Duff Hoose in folks esteem They'll (mak/gar) it 'burn' 'ere a' bedeen Macphersons Ghost an' Bodie o'.' Samuel Murphy Bodie was the dapper Scottish music-hall entertainer known as Dr Walford Bodie. 'The Electrical Wizard of the North', he used static electricity to astonish his audiences. A friend of the escapologist 'The Great (Harry) Houdini', he also performed as a hypnotist and ventriloquist.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1909
Relationships JSS0239
Location Angus Archives
Collection Name James Macpherson
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