Down Derry Down
Date 1952
Track ID 19970
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1952.24.B2 (B10)

Original Tape ID

SA1952.024

Summary

The boy took the cow to market and sold it for £6 10/-. His landlady advises him to sew the money inside his coat lining but a highwayman overhears them. He offers the boy a lift on his horse, stops the horse and demands the money. The boy throws the money into the bushes and, when the highwayman gets off to find it, rides off on the highwayman's horse.

Item Notes

Text transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 4 verses.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 2, pp. 278-283

Recording Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Fyvie

Village - Crichie

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R2637; GD266; LL1;