FTX-460 COM' A' YE JOLLY PLOOMAN LADS

BOTHY BALLADS OF LOWLAND SCOTLAND

The bothies were the farm residences, mostly no more than rough huts, accommodating the plough lads in Aberdeenshire and other Lowland Scots regions of the North East. In many cases they would only stay with a farmer for perhaps a year before attending the next hiring fair where they hoped to be auctioned to a better farm place. So these ballads contain the good and the bad of life in the bothies, complaints or praise for the place and the people. Here they are - sung by some of the greatest Lowland Scots singers.
 
Hamish Henderson recording Davie Stewart (Photo by Peter Kennedy 1954)

DRUMDELGIE - THE HASH O BELNAGOAK - THE BRAVE PLOOMAN LADDIE - NEEPS TAE PLUCK - JIMMY RAEBURN - BONNY UDNY - AULD JOCKEY BRUCE O' THE FORNET - BOGIE'S BONNY BELLE - THE HAIRSTS O' RETTIE - McGINTY'S MEAL AN' ALE - THE DOWIE DENS O' YARROW - THE FAIRIN' O' BOGHEAD - THE DAINTY DOONBY - McPHERSON'S RANT - SWEET MORMOND BRAES

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