Lothian Hairst, The

DESCRIPTION: "On August twelfth from Aberdeen We sailed upon the Prince... Our harvest to commence." The crew works in Lothian for William Mathieson and his foreman Logan. They find no chance for sport under Logan, and happily depart when the harvest is done
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #3, p. 3, "The Lothian Hairst" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 404, "The Lothian Hairst" (9 texts, 6 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, p. 264, "The Lothian Hairst" (1 text)

Roud #2165
NLScotland, RB.m.143(122), "The Lothian Hairst," Poet's Box (Dundee), c. 1890
Louden Hairst
NOTES [41 words]: Greig/Duncan3: "This is a real bothy song, and is said to have been written about sixty years ago by a Highland lassie, one of a band of Deeside harvesters to the Lothians...." quoting Ord, "Byways of Scottish Song" in The Weekly Welcome, 1907. - BS
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