Muckle Friday Fair

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Title - Muckle Friday Fair
Contributors - John MacDonald
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - This is a song describing the Muckle Friday Fair in Aberdeen, at which men and women could be hired as farm workers and servants for six months, or potentially longer if the farmer decided.

The contributor got the words from a book of George Morris's songs, which belonged to Sergeant Weir of the local police. He first heard Morris sing it a long time ago.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:44
Date Recorded - 1956.04.17
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 4362
Original Tape ID - SA1956.048
Original Track ID - SA1956.48.A9
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R15808;

Item Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Aberdeen
  Village - Aberdeen

Item Notes - Seven verses. Includes whistled passages. This song was composed by the prolific George Smith Morris (1876-1958), who wrote many famous bothy-style songs.

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