Jock o' Rhynie (The Praise o' Huntley)
DESCRIPTION: "I've been abroad, I've been at hame... But noo I've come to Huntley." The singer escapes his parents and sets out to earn his fee. His parents offer no support. After working with Mr. Stephen and Jock o' Huntley, he vows to be "mair wiser."
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: work farming father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #146, p. 3, "The Praise o' Huntly"; Greig #145, p. 2, ("I stepped about at liberty, Till Jock o' Rhynie fell in wi' me") (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 349, "The Praise o' Huntly" (8 texts, 4 tunes)
Ord, pp. 338-339, "In Praise o' Huntley" (1 text)
NOTES [53 words]: GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Huntly (349) is at coordinate (h4,v5-6) on that map [roughly 34 miles WNW of Aberdeen]; Mains of Rhynie (348,349) is at coordinate (h2-3,v5) on that map [roughly 31 miles WNW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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