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Bonnie Strathyre

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Title - Bonnie Strathyre
Contributors - Alexander MacMillan MacShannon
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - A pastoral love song in which the singer celebrates both the virtues of his sweetheart and the splendour of his native Strathyre.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:09
Date Recorded - 1979.05
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 83291
Original Tape ID - SA1979.161
Original Track ID - SA1979.161
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



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

Item Notes - Lyrics by Harold Boulton (1859-1935), set to a traditional air he called 'Taymouth', arranged by Malcolm Leonard Lawson (b. 1849), copyright 1895 J. B. Cramer & Co. The melody is better known as 'The Muckin o Geordie's Byre' (Roud Folk Song Index no. 2137).
See:
'Songs of the North' vol. 1 (M. L. Lawson, 1895) pp. 163-166
'Modern Scottish Poets' 11th Series (ed. D. H. Edwards, 1888) p. 36


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