DESCRIPTION: "O potent ally Glendronach, Thou Prince of the barley bree."
AUTHOR: Rev. James Simmie (source: Greig)
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #62, pp. 2-3, ("O potent ally Glendronach") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 570, "Glendronach" (1 fragment)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan3/Greig fragment.
Greig: The correspondent says this is written by Rv James Simmie, "minister of Rothiemay in the early part of last century, composed on the Glendronach Distillery. She can recall only a part of the refrain."
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Glendronach (570) is at coordinate (h4-5,v6) on that map [roughly 31 miles NW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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