Raising the Wind; or, Habbie Sympson and his wife Baith Deid. As originaly written and spoken by John Andrews, in the exchange rooms, Moss Street. Together with the Lyfe and Deithe of Habbie Simpson, The famous pyper of Kilbarchan.

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Title

Raising the Wind; or, Habbie Sympson and his wife Baith Deid. As originaly written and spoken by John Andrews, in the exchange rooms, Moss Street. Together with the Lyfe and Deithe of Habbie Simpson, The famous pyper of Kilbarchan.

Alternative Title

Lyfe and Deithe of Habbie Simpson
The famous pyper of Kilbarchan

Creator

Sempill, Robert
Andrews, John

Publisher

Paisley: Printed by G. Caldwell & Co.

Date

1863

Extent

8 pages
17 cm

Identifier

Is Part Of

Chapbook #5 in a bound collection of chapbooks (s0098b48)

Abstract

The first part of this chapbook is a humorous tale told about the famous piper, Habbie Simpson, and his wife, who together pull one over on the local laird and lady by pretending, alternately, that the other had died in order to get food and drink from them. Ultimately they are caught in their deceit, but everyone laughs about it in the end, including the laird and lady. The second part is a ballad attributed to Robert Sempill, written in 1598, commemorating the death of the famous piper with a review of some of his gifts and scenes from his life.
Habbie Simpson (1550–1620) was the town piper in the Scottish village of Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire. Today Simpson is chiefly known as the subject of the poem the Lament for Habbie Simpson (also known as The life and death of the piper of Kilbarchan). Inhabitants of Kilbarchan are informally known as "Habbies" to this day. Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habbie_Simpson

Subject

Ballads
Bagpipes
Chapbooks-Scotland-Paisley
Songs

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

 

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In the public domain; For higher quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

Sempill, Robert and Andrews, John, “Raising the Wind; or, Habbie Sympson and his wife Baith Deid. As originaly written and spoken by John Andrews, in the exchange rooms, Moss Street. Together with the Lyfe and Deithe of Habbie Simpson, The famous pyper of Kilbarchan.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed February 6, 2023, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/674.
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