Brannan Fair o' Banff
DESCRIPTION: The people at the fair -- Cocker, Shusie, "Geordie Raeburn an' Willie Beer, But noo I see they're wantin there"
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming moniker
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 370, "Brannan Fair o' Banff" (2 fragments, 1 tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 text count includes one verse on p. 626.
The current description is based on the GreigDuncan3 fragments. While placed among songs about hiring fairs it is not clear to me that this is about a hiring fair.
GreigDuncan3: "The song described those that used to appear at the fair, but then all gone, with other sights of the day." - BS
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