The Banks o Skene
Date January 1952
Track ID 20800
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1952.17.A3

Original Tape ID

SA1952.017

Summary

In this song a girl dresses herself in men's clothing and persuades a heckler to take her on as an apprentice. On the way home after a ball her master discovers her secret and takes her maidenhead, and they marry.

Mr Hay had the song from a man called Hepburn at Balgreen c. 1906-7.

Item Notes

Music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 8 verses. In some versions the girl is more complicit in her seduction. This is a fuller and franker version
than that in Ord.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 412-419
Ord p. 395

Item Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Skene

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R5613; GD164;