Johnny o Braidislee

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Title - Johnny o Braidislee
Contributors - Stanley Robertson
Reporters - Barbara McDermitt
Item Person - Stewart, Maggie

Summary - The ballad tells of Johnny going out hunting against his mother's advice, and his encounter with foresters, whom he kills, including his nephew.

Stanley Robertson knew this song from his father and from Jeannie Robertson, but he first learned it from Maggie [Stewart], who sang it faster, and sang 'grewhunds' for 'greyhounds'. He recalls the circumstances of his learning the song from Maggie, when she lived in Wales Street [Aberdeen]. Maggie was married to Davy 'Burn Bonnet', who was her cousin. She was the daughter of Old Bill, and the sister of Stanley's granny Maria. Davy was the son of Duncan.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:08:53
Date Recorded - 1984.05.27
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 82632
Original Tape ID - SA1984.028
Original Track ID - SA1984.028
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - C114; GD250; R69;

Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Village - Silverburn

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