Aiken Drum

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There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
of good cream cheese, of good cream cheese,
And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his coat was made of good roast beef,
of good roast beef, of good roast beef,
And his coat was made of good roast beef,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his buttons made of penny loaves,
of penny loaves, of penny loaves,
And his buttons made of penny loaves,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his breeches made of haggis bags,
haggis bags, haggis bags,
And his breeches made of haggis bags,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

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Information About Aiken Drum

Aiken Drum is an old folk song of Scottish origin. It was first printed by James James Hogg in Jacobite Reliques in 1820, as a Jacobite song about the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 during the Jacobite rebellion in England and Scotland.

The song speaks about a man named Aiken Drum who played his music upon a ladle and the clothes he wore were made using different food products. One of the many versions about the meaning of the songs words says that Aiken Drum was a would-be soldier, and is celebrating his call up to the military by covering himself with various items of food.

For further information about the song "Aiken Drum" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

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