Barnyards o' Delgaty, The

DESCRIPTION: The young man comes to Turra Market to seek work. A wealthy farmer promises him good conditions at Delgaty. The promises prove false; the horses are poor and lazy, and the working conditions bad. The man boasts of his abilities and cheerfully departs
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes abuse farming
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #4, p. 1, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty"; "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 70-71, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (2 texts)
Greig/Duncan3 347, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (13 texts, 14 tunes)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 242, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Buchan-ABookOfScottishBallads 65, "The Barnyards o Delgaty" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 214-215, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacColl-PersonalChoice, p. 33, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 199, "Barnyards of Delgaty" (1 text)

Roud #2136
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, "The Barnyards of Delgaty" (on IRClancyMakem02)
Jimmy McBeath, "The Barnyards O' Delgaty" (on Voice05)

cf. "The Parting Glass" (floating lyrics)
cf. "The State of Arkansas (The Arkansas Traveler II)" [Laws H1] (theme)
cf. "The Feeing Time (II)" (theme)
cf. "Linton Lowrie" (tune)
cf. "Darahill" (tune)
cf. "Rhynie" (tune, chorus, theme)
Darahill (File: Ord276)
Linton Lowrie (File: HHH640)
Jock o' Rhynie
The Barnyards
Liltin Addie
Buchan Prodigal
NOTES [54 words]: Greig/Duncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Barnyards of Delgaty (347) is at coordinate (h5,v7-8) on that map [roughly 32 miles NNW of Aberdeen]; Turriff (347,386,682) is at coordinate (h5,v7) on that map [roughly 31 miles NNW of Aberdeen] - BS
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