DESCRIPTION: The singer, a miller, is invited to "a meal and ale" at Middletack farm. "When we got the lasses out we did commence to dance." He names some of the "pretty charming maids" and some of the men. The party ended peacefully after three o'clock.
AUTHOR: John Sim (composed 1860) (source: GreigDuncan3)
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: dancing drink food party moniker
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 631, "Middletack Cliack" (1 text)
cf. "Castles in the Air" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Middletack (631) is at coordinate (h6,v0) on that map [roughly 35 miles N of Aberdeen]. - BS
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