Discussion about songs composed by Maggie Stewart, as well as traditional songs she taught Stanley Robertson.
Stanley Robertson reminds Maggie Stewart about a song she herself wrote:
I bide in Constitution Street, no far awa fae the sea,
Aberdeen's a bonnie place, but no the place for me
For ma mind aye wanders back again, and the sights I used tae see,
Aberdeen's a bonnie place, but no the place for me.
For I was born on Deeside on Coronation Day
And ma dad took out his bagpipes and started for to play
Maggie recalls that she composed it one day while reflecting on her early days travelling about Scotland.
There is some discussion about tape recordings of Maggie made by herself and by Janet [Stanley's sister]. Stanley reminds Maggie of songs that she taught him.
Stanley Robertson's reference to 'The Albion Band' involves a different song of Maggie Stewart's, 'I Can't Get a House in the Country' (Roud Folk Song Index no. 2499) (on tape SA1954.088), which was recorded on their 1978 album 'Rise Up Like The Sun' (Harvest SHSP 4092) under the title 'House in the Country'.
Other songs mentioned:
'The Lakes of Sheelin' (Roud 189)
'Busk Busk Bonnie Lassie' (Roud 832)
'Young Bucks' (Roud 217)
'Mary Put her Milk Pails Out O'er her Head' (Roud 92)
'Moorlove Maggie' (Roud 12939)
'Clyde's Water' (Roud 91; Child 216)