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Then to the bells, wi' a' her micht sae loud she made thern ring. He is discovered by the lady of the house who runs outraged to the Laird and berates a social system which allows servants to indulge in such pastimes, while gentlewomen must abstain or at least use more discretion.
The auld man he cam' ben himsel' and he pushed ben his heid; Guidfaith! An Aberdeenshire song describing a young man's visit to his serving girl sweetheart's bedroom.
A favourite theme in the songs of the Scots ploughmen has always been the outwitting of their employers by means of clever stratagems. And when she saw l wouldna slip, she ran to the guidman.
I did gang when I did think that a' were sleepin' soun', But plague upon yon auld wife for she cam' slinkin' doon. The Monymusk L is such a song. Here, however, we have more than just a tale, but also subtle delineation of character along with sharp comment on the attitude towards the serving classes, as when the guidwife says:.
As l gaed in by Monymusk. Chorus repeated after each verse : Fal to too a riddle doo, Fal to toodle I doe.
As l cam' in by Monymusk and doon by Alford's dale, A sad misfortune happened to me and l think nae shame to tell. Till faith!
He's ta'en me by the shoulders broad an' pushed me oot o' doors. I thocht it was a ghost just risen frae the deid.
Traditional Sound Discogr. Arthur Watson sings this spirited tale from the bothy community. And he'd a face as lang's my leg and in his hand a light.
Thinks I, my auld lad, I'll come back when sleepin' gars ye snore. The young man is thrown out, but intends to return once everyone has gone back to bed.
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He commented on the first album:. Rural courtship was, indeed, a popular theme with the bothy singers.
Sae cannily she slipped the lock and set the door agee; Then crawled upon her hands and knees to see what it could be. They noted:.
Providence has acted wrang, Sic pleasures for tae gie, Tae only servant lad or lass, Just working for a fee. He'd duddy draws upon his legs, he'd on a cap o' white. Duncan McLennan commented in the album's sleeve notes:.
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I did gang when I did think That a' were sleepin' soun' But plague upon yon auld wife For she cam' slinkin' doon Fal to too ril, fal to too ril aye do.
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