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Adieu to Bogieside

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Title - Adieu to Bogieside
Alternate Title - Farewell to Bogieside
Contributors - Geordie Robertson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - Assist me aa ye muses, my downcast spirits raise
And join me in full chorus to sing brave Huntly's praise.
It was delightful for tae hear [tape break]
I bid farewell tae Huntly, and adieu tae Bogieside.

Hamish Henderson asks if Geordie Robertson knows what the song is about, suggesting it was about a young farmer trying to terrorise his father. Geordie agrees. The last time he heard the song, it was sung by an old man and the tune is the one the man had.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:01
Date Recorded - 1954.08
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 69028
Original Tape ID - SA1954.091
Original Track ID - SA1954.91.B9
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1517; R4593;


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


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

Item Notes - Fragment, 4 lines only. Said to have been written by John Riddel of New Deer, who went to London after spending time at Strathbogie.
See:
Greig-Duncan, vol. 8, pp. 15-26, no. 1517
'In Memory of Lizzie Higgins 1929-1993' CD (Musical Traditions, MTCD337-8, 2006, disc 1, track 8). NB The Greig-Duncan reference given in the notes to this disc is wrong, instead giving that of 'Bogie's Bonnie Bell'.

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