Bonnie Strathyre

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Title - Bonnie Strathyre
Contributors - Alexander Smith; Elizabeth Smith
Reporters - Dr Emily Lyle

Summary - The singer sings of his love for his native Strathyre and his wish to stay there.

Alec Smith sings the song as his Uncle Bill did with a pipe drone effect.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:39
Date Recorded - 1976.11.27
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 71048
Original Tape ID - SA1976.257
Original Track ID - SA1976.257.A12
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Balquhidder
  Village - Strathyre

Item Notes - Text transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 1 verse. Homeland song. The words are by Sir Harold Boulton to a traditional air called 'Taymouth'. Mr Smith has "hae a fine castle" instead of "herd his fine cattle" and "Ben Boylanf" for "Ben Vorlich".

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