Feeing Time (II), The

DESCRIPTION: Singer goes to Glasgow seeking a job, and is hired by a farmer. He describes the bad working conditions: the servant-maids give food to the dog instead of to the workers; the horses won't work. He'll bundle up his "auld bit rags and gang the road I cam"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1969 (collected from John MacDonald)
KEYWORDS: farming work nonballad horse worker rambling travel
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #26, p. 1, "The Feeing Time" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 883, "Milguy," GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "Milguy" (13 texts, 12 tunes)
MacSeegTrav 104, "The Feein' Time" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, FEETIME*

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I Walk the Road Again" (lyrics)
cf. "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (theme)
cf. "Copshawholm Fair" (subject)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Baker o' Milngavie
The Glasgow Feein' Time
The Glasgow Fair
Feeing Day
The Baker Lad
NOTES: Somehow, the last verse of "I Walk the Road Again" seems to have made it across the Atlantic and gotten translated into Scots. - PJS
Not to be confused with "The Feeing Time (II)," which is a song about a courtship.
To earn one's fee was to go to a hiring fair and be taken on for a position. - RBW
GreigDuncan4: "'Milguy' is a pronunciation spelling of 'Milngavie."
GreigDuncan4 quoting Duncan: "Mrs Gillespie says it is widely known that the persons referred to in [this song] were Alexander Carse who lived in Glasgow, and flourished as a baker, [and his wife]."
Also collected and sung by Ellen Mitchell, "Feein Day" (on Kevin and Ellen Mitchell, "Have a Drop Mair," Musical Tradition Records MTCD315-6 CD (2001)) - BS
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