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Wester Badenteer

Date January 1953
Track ID 18143
Part 1

Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1952.12.A1

Original Tape ID

SA1952.012

Summary

The song is about the farm at Wester Badentyre, in the late 1890s, and enumerates its workforce. There is a description of a working day in the life of the farm and a vivid picture of the 'ball': Francie Markiss comes with his fiddle, there is tea and biscuits, and Lordie sings music-hall songs.

Item Notes

Text and music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 30 verses. This bothy song is notable for its mention of another of Hamish Henderson's contributors, Lordie Hay, and the fiddler Francie Markiss. There is more information about both on the next track on the same tape (SA1952.012).

See:
Willie Mathieson's MSS III:153

Item Subject/Person

Hay, 'Lordie'; Markiss, Francie

Recording Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Ellon

Village/Place - Ellon

Item Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Turriff

Village/Place - Wester Badentyre

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R6946

Source Type

Reel to reel

Audio Quality

Good