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
Norman Kennedy, "Drumdelgie" (on ESFB2)
Davie Stewart, "Drumdelgie" (on FSB3)

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)
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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