Northessie Crew, The

DESCRIPTION: "As I gaed up to Aikey Fair, 'Twas for to get a fee; A farmer frae St Fergus Came steppin 'owre to me." The singer hires on for the season, "as I hae deen afore." A few of the crew are named and described.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work moniker nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #16, p. 2, "The Northessie Crew" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 412, "The Northessie Crew" (1 text)

Roud #5933
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Hairst o' Rettie" (subject: harvest crew moniker song) and references there
cf. "The Boghead Crew" (subject: harvest crew moniker song)
cf. "The Kiethen Hairst" (subject: harvest crew moniker song)
cf. "The Ardlaw Crew" (subject: harvest crew moniker song)
NOTES: Greig: "... 'The Northessie Crew' ... was composed last summer [1907]. When ... it gets taken up and sung over Buchan we shall have pleasure in printing it as a full-fledged song. Meantime we pick a few verses by way of specimen." These five verses are the basis for the description.
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; North Essie (412) is at coordinate (h5-6,v1) on that map [roughly 33 miles N of Aberdeen]. - BS
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