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.
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