The Canny Shepherd Laddies o the Hills

Title - The Canny Shepherd Laddies o the Hills
Contributors - Willie Scott; Ray Fisher
Reporters - Stephanie Smith Perrin; Dr Doc Rowe

Summary - A Northumberland song in praise of the hard-working shepherd and his lifestyle. The singer describes the shepherd's work, his dealings with other shepherds and his good wife.

Willie Scott says that Jimmy White is sometimes credited with having composed this song, but that he believes the author to be a Mrs Nicol of Cappercleuch.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:07:44
Date Recorded - 1986.09.28
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 85036
Original Tape ID - SA1986.139
Original Track ID - SA1986.139
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R3088;

Item Notes - Alison McMorland, in her notes to Willie Scott's version of the song, credits the song to a draper named Jack Mowat from Rothbury, Northumberland ('Herd Laddie o the Glen', 1988, 2006, pp. 120, 155).

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