My Son David

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Title - My Son David
Contributors - Maggie Stewart
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - A mother asks her son to explain the blood on his sword. She does not believe it is that of an animal, and he confesses it is his brother's, killed over a silly cause. He is going away in a bottomless boat and will return when the sun and the moon meet in the glen [i.e. never].

Maggie Stewart learned the song long ago and it was recalled to her memory when she heard Jeannie [Robertson] sing it.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:26
Date Recorded - 1954.08
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 62076
Original Tape ID - SA1954.102
Original Track ID - SA1954.102.A1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - C13; R200;

Item Notes - 9 verses.
'Ancient & Modern Scottish Songs' vol. 1 (Herd, 1869, 1973) pp. 63-65

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