Mullnabeeny (Mill of Boyndie)

DESCRIPTION: "When I was young and in my prime, Guid-fegs, like me there wisna mony." The singer recalls his success at a young age: A good fee, fine clothes, and the attention of the ladies. He wishes he were back in the days when his old hat was new
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming age clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #167, pp. 2-3, "Mullnabeeny" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 441, "Mullnabeeny" (4 texts, 1 tune)
Ord, p. 249, "Mill of Boyndie (Mullnabeeny)" (1 text)

Roud #5576
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "When This Old Hat Was New" (the concept of "When this old hat was new")
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Mill o' Beenie
When My Auld Hat Was New
NOTES: Ord explains that the name "Mullnabeeny" is local dialect for "Milne of Boyndie" -- yet calls his version "Mill of Boyndie." - RBW
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Mill of Boyndie (441) is at coordinate (h6-7,v6) on that map [near Banff, roughly 41 miles NNW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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File: Ord249

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