DESCRIPTION: "When I engaged to Darrahill, 'Twas low down in Buchan fair." The singer describes going to work for (Dara/Darra), whose horses are very poor and ill-fed. The workers aren't much better off. The singer looks forward to working for someone else
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming horse hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #133, pp. 1-2, "Darrahill"; Greig #135, p. 3, "Darrahill"; Greig #143, p. 2, "Darrahill" (1 text plus 2 fragments)
GreigDuncan3 351, "Darrahill" (6 texts, 1 tune)
Ord, pp. 276-277, "Darrahill" (1 text)

Roud #3941
cf. "The Barnyards o Delgaty" (tune) and references there
NOTES [51 words]: GreigDuncan3, re version D: "Got from James Mackenzie of Ellon in Johannesburg in 1890."
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Darahill (351) is at coordinate (h2,v9-0) on that map [roughly 11 miles N of Aberdeen]. - BS
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