The Boatie Rows
Fieldworkers
Date 27 November 1976
Track ID 71042
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1976.257.A7

Original Tape ID

SA1976.257

Summary

The song is about a fishing family hoping for good fishing.

Alec Smith mentions a book, Eyre-Todd, 'Scottish Poetry of the Eighteenth Century', which contains - as poems - many of the songs he knows. He talks about some of them. He notes that John Ewen of Montrose is given as author of 'The Boatie Rows' and jokingly asserts it is a Buckie song.

Item Notes

Text transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 2 verses plus 2 refrains.

See:
'Scots Musical Museum' vol. 5 (Johnson) p. 438, no. 426

Non Scottish Recording Location

Australia

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R3095;