Twas Early Early All in the Spring

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Title - Twas Early Early All in the Spring
Contributors - Willie Mathieson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - Early in the spring the young man leaves for sea. He writes to his sweetheart but she does not reply. Through battles and dangers he still thinks of her. He returns home, but her father tells him that his daughter is married. He curses false lovers who marry for riches, and gives up women.

Willie Mathieson learned the song from Jimmy Jaffray.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:23
Date Recorded - 1952.01
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 15988
Original Tape ID - SA1952.007
Original Track ID - SA1952.07.B4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD51; LB13; LM1; R152;

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Ellon

Item Notes - Text and music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 9 verses. Jimmy Jaffrey was third horseman at Drakemyre when Willie Mathieson was in his teens.
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 108-110
'English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians' (Cecil Sharp) II
p. 151
Willie Mathieson's MSS I:227

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