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Tiotal Eile a' Chlàir: "The Broom of Cowdenknowes"

Fad a' Chlàir: 0:04:18

  • Cànan:
  • Beurla,
  • Albais

Seòrsa: Òran, Fiosrachadh

Cruinneachadh: SOSS

Àite Clàraidh

  • Siorrachd - Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
  • Paraiste - Obar Dheathain
  • Baile/Àite - Obar Dheathain

Àireamh a' Chlàir: 10442

Àireamh an Teip Thùsail: SA1954.095

Àireamh a' Chlàir Thùsail: SA1954.95.A2

Càileachd an Fhuaime: Meadhanach Math

Cruth Inneal a' Chlàir: Teip “reel to reel”

Notaichean a' Chlàir: 10 stanzas of 5 lines, except verse 1 (4 lines), verse 2 (7 lines) and verse 4 (8 lines); sung to the tune of 'Johnnie o Braidesley' / 'Johnny the Brime' ('Johnie Cock', Child 114), and very similar to Jeannie Robertson's melody for that song (see Bronson).

Not explicit here is that the girl falls pregnant.

This version is almost identical to broadside ballads published in the last half of the nineteenth century (see NLS), except that the choice of melody has necessitated the repeat of the last line of each verse as a refrain (as in 'Johnnie o Braidesley').

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 4, pp. 268-275
'Tocher' 5 (1972) pp. 164-165
'Scottish Ballads' (E. Lyle, 1994) pp. 151-155
'The Scottish Minstrel' vol. 2 (R. A. Smith, 1821) p. 45
'Book of Scottish Ballads' (A. Whitelaw, 1845) pp. 288-289
'Ancient Scottish Ballads' (G. R. Kinloch, 1827) pp. 160-169
'Ballads of Scotland' vol. 2 (W. E. Aytoun, 1858) pp. 364-365
'Ancient Ballads and Songs' vol. 1 (P. Buchan, 1828) pp. 167-175
'Minstrelsy Ancient & Modern' (W. Motherwell, 1827) Melody no. 10
'Traditional Ballad Airs' vol. 1 (W. Christie, 1876) pp. 126-127, 284
'Ancient & Modern Scottish Songs' vol. 1 (D. Herd, 1869, 1973) pp. 98-99
'Last Leaves of Traditional Ballads' (A. Keith & G. Greig, 1925) pp.
150-153
'Andrew Crawfurd's Collection of Ballads & Songs' vol. 2 (E. Lyle,
1996) pp. 135-137
'Andrew Crawfurd's Collection of Ballads & Songs' vol. 1 (E. Lyle,
1975) pp. 78-81, pp. 125-129
'Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads' vol. 3 (B. H. Bronson & F.J.
Child, 1959) pp. 9-10
National Library of Scotland, Broadside Ballad collection,
L.C.Fol.70(2b) (1860-1890) & L.C.1270(004) (1840-1850)

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