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The Foggy Dew



TRACK DURATION: 0:02:35

  • LANGUAGE:
  • English,
  • Scots

GENRE: Song, Information

COLLECTION: SOSS

RECORDING LOCATION

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

TRACK ID: 4457

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1952.001

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1952.01.B6 (B17)

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: Text and music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 6 verses, but 12 repeats of the same melody; other versions have longer melody. The "foggy dew" is unexplained, but is sometimes thought to refer symbolically to chastity or virginity. This song is a version of a 1689 broadside, in the Pepys ballad collection, 'The Fright'ned York-shire Damosel, or, Fears Dispers'd by Pleasure', (http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/drinkingsongs/html/books-and-manuscripts/1600-1699/1689--pepys-broadside/index.htm, accessed 4 December 2008).

Jimmy Jaffray was the third horseman at Drakemyre when Willie Mathieson was in his teens.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 7, pp. 455-459, no. 1495
Willie Mathieson's MSS I:38

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