DESCRIPTION: "'Twas in the merry month of May... To Ellon Fair I bent my way... With hopes to find amusement." The singer hires out to a "skrankie chiel," who seems to promise good conditions but demands much work without offering good food or pay.
AUTHOR: John Ker (Carr?) (source: GreigDuncan3 p. 626)
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #26, pp. 1-2, "Ellon Fair"; Greig #34, p. 2, "Ellon Fair" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 353, "Ellon Fair" (2 texts)
Ord, p. 262, "Ellon Fair" (1 text)
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; Ellon (353,354) is at coordinate (h3,v9-0) on that map [roughly 16 miles N of Aberdeen]. - BS
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