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I will Set my Ship in Order



TRACK DURATION: 0:01:37

  • LANGUAGE:
  • Scots

GENRE: Song, Information

COLLECTION: SOSS

RECORDING LOCATION

  • County - Aberdeenshire
  • Parish - Ellon
  • Village - Ellon

TRACK ID: 18356

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1952.013

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1952.13.B1

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: Text and music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 6 verses. Not in Willie Mathieson's MS. The six verses that Willie sings are close to those in Ord. In the remaining verses the sailor swears he has not in any way slighted his sweetheart and asks her to seek her mother's approval, but she says her mother is asleep and cannot be disturbed, so he can go and court someone else. She then goes to let him in but he has left and set sail. She begs him to come back but he is too far away and she flings herself into the sea.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 4, pp. 158-173
Ord pp. 318-319
Laws M4

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