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.
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).