Haughs o' Gartly, The
DESCRIPTION: "Lang Lowrie o Bucharn He wis there wi's tree o' arn [alder stick] He said he wid them a' govern Upon the Haughs o' Gairtly"
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 647, "The Haughs o' Gartly" (1 text)
cf. "The Haughs o' Cromdale" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan3 entry.
GreigDuncan3 quoting a 1906 letter to Duncan: "[The Haughs o' Gartly] is a description of a New Year game of shinty." "Shinty" is "shinny" or -- in my day -- a pickup hockey game, not necessarily on ice.
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Gartly (647) is at coordinate (h4,v4) on that map [roughly 32 miles WNW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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