TRACK DURATION: 0:05:59
GENRE: Song, Other
TRACK ID: 28634
ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1965.164
ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1965.164.A3
AUDIO QUALITY: Fair
SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape
11 verses of 4 lines.
Hamish Henderson finished this poem in 1963, having drawn on an anonymous German poem he had seen in 1939. Referring to the melody that he composed in order for it to be performed as a song, he stated: "[it] somewhat resembles the 'urlar' (or 'ground') of a pibroch". The poem was first published in 'The Scottish Broadsheet' (May, 1963).
'The Armstrong Nose' (ed. A. Finlay) pp. 113-115
'The Oxford Book of Scottish Verse' (ed. J. MacQueen & T. Scott, 1966) pp. 597-598
'The Edinburgh book of Twentieth-Century Poetry' (ed. M. Lindsay, L. Duncan, 2006) pp. 136-137
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