Drumdelgie


DESCRIPTION: Bothy work is described: rising early, working hard in bad weather (but with praiseworthy horses). At the end, the singer bids farewell to Drumdelgie: "Fare ye weel, Drumdelgie, I bid you all adieu, I leave ye as I got ye, A damned unceevil crew."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #4, p. 2, "Drumdelgie" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 384, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "Drumdelgie" (15 texts, 14 tunes)
Buchan-ABookOfScottishBallads 66, "Drumdelgie" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 209-211, "Drumdelgie" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2180
RECORDINGS:
Norman Kennedy, "Drumdelgie" (on ESFB2)
Davie Stewart, "Drumdelgie" (on FSB3)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Gentleman Soldier" (tune)
cf. "Harrowing Time" (tune)
cf. "The Miller of Straloch" (tune, per Greig)
cf. "The Guise o' Tough" (tune, per Greig/Duncan3)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Big Toon in Carnie
O Fare Ye Well, Drumdelgie
NOTES [36 words]: Greig/Duncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Drumdelgie (384) is at coordinate (h4,v5) on that map [roughly 38 miles NW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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File: DBuch66

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