Tarves Rant

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Title - Tarves Rant
Contributors - George Hay
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - The singer, a cattleman, and his friend go into Tarves for some fun. They start out at Duthie's where the music is supplied by a man called Ironside. They then go to Mr Phillip's inn where he meets a pretty maiden. He and his friend start out for home but lose each other and he begins to shout for his friend. A policemen appears and tells him to be quiet or he will be arrested. He takes hold of him and there is a struggle, but assistance comes for the policeman and the singer is locked in a room. He manages to open the window and is dragged through by someone who does not like the police. He is later arrested, sent to Aberdeen and fined fifty shillings. He thinks the people of Tarves need a proper jail.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:06:37
Date Recorded - 1952.01
Language - Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 18456
Original Tape ID - SA1952.014
Original Track ID - SA1952.14.B2 (B7)
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD576; R4847;

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Turriff

Item Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Tarves

Item Notes - Text and music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 10 verses.
Greig-Duncan vol. 3, pp. 391-396

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