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The Auld Wife Sat at the Mill Door, 22 September 1975

Track ID : 77809

Contributors : Isbister, B (7732)

B. Isbister recites and gives the actions for a nursery rhyme, 'The Auld Wife Sat at the Mill Door', told by adults to children to startle them.

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102.

Four and Twenty Millstanes, 22 September 1975

Track ID : 77811

Contributors : Isbister, B (7732)

B. Isbister recites a rhyme used in a children's game called 'Four and Twenty Millstanes' in which the children competed to get through the tongue-twister of a rhyme. The one who lasted longest won...

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103.

Bonnie Betsy, 22 September 1975

Track ID : 77812

Contributors : Isbister, B (7732)

B. Isbister sings and lilts fragments of a tragic song that her aunt sang to her. In the song, Betsy is transported by her sweetheart's parents in order to foil the relationship.

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A Shetland mother helped her two sons to escape the press ga..., 27 September 1974

Track ID : 77075

A Shetland mother helped her two sons to escape the press gang by boat. The press gang was going round taking every able-bodied man they could find. In one house the mother was afraid they'd take ...

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105.

An incantation used in Unst to bring luck at the fishing; a..., 22 September 1975

Track ID : 77818

Contributors : Isbister, B (7732)

An incantation used in Unst to bring luck at the fishing; a witch's attempt to sink a boat. A [Norn?] spell recited by Betty Miller of Petister to her cat when she wanted the fishermen to bring ho...

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106.

A long journey home for a Shetland man caught by the press g..., 27 September 1974

Track ID : 77078

A long journey home for a Shetland man caught by the press gang. Andrew Hunter remembers a woman [from Garth] whose father, Alexander Greig, was taken prisoner by the press gang. He was eventually...

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107.

Detailed description of long-line fishing off Shetland in th..., 22 September 1975

Track ID : 77822

Detailed description of long-line fishing off Shetland in the 1910s. James Smith started haaf [deep sea] fishing around the age of seventeen [i.e. c. 1910]. His crew of six [names given] would row...

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108.

How the Bruces murdered and cheated their way to the Nesting..., 27 September 1974

Track ID : 77080

How the Bruces murdered and cheated their way to the Nesting lands. Andrew Hunter tells how the Bruces got the lands from the last of the barons of Brough in Nesting. One of the barons was pursued...

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109.

Reminiscences of serving at sea during the First World War., 22 September 1975

Track ID : 77830

Reminiscences of serving at sea during the First World War. James Smith talks about serving on various ships during the First World War, starting with a ship belonging to the British India Steam N...

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110.

Two different turf walls marking a disputed Shetland boundar..., 27 September 1074

Track ID : 77232

Two different turf walls marking a disputed Shetland boundary; a saying about Scottish oppression. There was a turf boundary wall between land owned by the Greigs and the Sinclairs in Nesting. At ...

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