There are 365 results for your search for '"Robertson, Stanley, 1940-2009 (2895)"'
Johnnie My Man, 08 September 1973
Track ID : 67138
In this temperance song, a woman comes to find her husband at the alehouse, in order to beg him to give up drinking and return to his family. She describes how his children are starving. He comes t...
Lord Donald, 1987
Track ID : 82998
In this ballad, a dialogue between Lord Ronald and his mother reveals he has been poisoned by his sweetheart and will die. He leaves instructions for dividing his possessions among his family. To h...
My Son David, 1987
Track ID : 83005
In this ballad, an insistent mother demands to know why her son, David, has blood on his sword. After providing false answers, none of which convince her, David eventually admits that he has killed...
The Twa Brothers, 1987
Track ID : 83007
In this ballad, two boys named Donald and John decide to have a wrestling contest on their way home from school, during which John is accidentally wounded by Donald's knife. Despite his best effort...
The Laird o Drum, 1987
Track ID : 83014
In this ballad, the Laird of Drum encounters a young woman shearing [reaping] in a field, and asks her father's permission to marry her. The Laird takes the girl to his castle, where his brother Jo...
The Clatterin o Clyde's Waters, 1987
Track ID : 83015
Tragic ballad in which Willie rides out to see his sweetheart Maggie, and must cross the treacherous River Clyde to do so. When he arrives at the river's edge, he asks the Clyde to let him cross, e...
Discussion of the importance of understanding the narrative..., 1987
Track ID : 83016
Discussion of the importance of understanding the narrative of a ballad when teaching it to other people.
The Blackbird, 1987
Track ID : 83018
In this song, a young woman has been abandoned by her lover after falling pregnant by him. She sees him with another girl and wishes her own baby could be born, so that she might die. After seven m...
When I Was Noo But Sweet Sixteen, 1987
Track ID : 83024
In this song, a young woman has been abandoned by her ploughman lover, and must care for their baby all alone. She regrets not having listened to her mother's advice to beware young men, and recall...
Stanley Robertson's mother; toughness combined with tenderne..., 04 March 1983
Track ID : 70048
Stanley Robertson's mother; toughness combined with tenderness amongst Travellers; conviviality; persecution. Stanley Robertson talks about his mother, who was charming and spiritual. Travellers h...
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