John Bruce o the Forenit

DESCRIPTION: "At Martinmas term I gaed to the fair... I feed wi' a mannie to ca' his third pair, They ca' him John Bruse o' the (Fornit/Corner)." The song starts with a recitation of the poor conditions, then lists the folk found there -- including the pretty daughter
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work moniker hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #133, p. 1, "John Bruce" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 372, "John Bruce o' the Fornet" (5 texts, 1 tune)
DBuchan 67, "John Bruce o the Forenit" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
Ord, pp. 229-230, "John Bruce o' the Corner" (1 text)

Roud #3937
ALTERNATE TITLES:
John Bruce o' the Fornit
Jockey Bruce o' the Fornet
John Bruce
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; South Fornet (372) is at coordinate (h1,v8) on that map [roughly 11 miles W of Aberdeen]. - BS
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File: DBuch67

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