Newburgh Salmon Dinner Song, The
DESCRIPTION: The men of Ythan are the best at their work. They win the best prizes at the Aberdeen cattle show and their marksmen always win good prizes. To see them at their best "come down whan they're met her first salmon to prie [taste] An mussels and toddy"
AUTHOR: William Forbes
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (McConnochie)
KEYWORDS: pride farming fishing drink food nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan3 516, "O Canny an' Cute Men Ye'll Meet by the Dee" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: Alex. Inson McConnochie, editor, The Book of Ellon (Ellon, 1901 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 103, "The Newburgh Salmon Dinner Song"
cf. "Contented Wi' Little" (tune, per McConnochie)
NOTES: The Ythan, Dee and Don are rivers that flow into the North Sea near Aberdeen. Newburgh on Ythan is "a coastal village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland (source: Wikipedia article Newburgh, Aberdeenshire ). - BS
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