Frae the Martimas Term

DESCRIPTION: "Frae the Martimas term in the year ...twa Till Whitsunday's wind blew a half year awa."
AUTHOR: John Ker (Carr?) (source: Greig/Duncan3)
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan3 365, "Frae the Martimas Term" (1 fragment)
Roud #5908
NOTES [68 words]: Candlemas [February 2], Whitsunday [May 15], Lammas [August 1] and Martinmas [November 11] were the four "Old Scottish term days" "on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due." (Source: Wikipedia article Quarter days). [With, of course, the non-trivial footnote that Whitsun was a movable holiday that rarely fell May 15. - RBW]
The current description is all of the Greig/Duncan3 fragment. - BS
Last updated in version 2.4
File: GrD3365

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