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Bothy Ballads of Scotland

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
Bothy Ballads of Scotland

In 19th-century Scotland, farm laborers would sleep in buildings called "bothies," and the term bothy ballad emerged to describe the songs those farmhands composed. Performed here by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, the songs deal with the experiences of the farm workers, especially the plowmen, before the mechanization of agriculture changed the way of life and work. Other songs sung in the bothies were humorous and satirical, such as "The Muckin’ O’ Geordie’s Byre" on the subject of domestic upheaval. Liner notes include information on bothy ballads, and notes and lyrics for each song.

Track Listing

101
The Keach in the Creel (Child #281) Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:29
102
I'm a Rover Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:05
103
The Scranky Black Farmer Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:00
104
The Band of Shearers Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:42
105
Jock Hawk's Adventure in Glasgow Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:37
106
The Brewer Laddie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:36
107
The Wind Blew the Bonnie Lassie's Plaidie Awa' Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:13
108
The Monymusk Lads Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:39
109
The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:56
201
Bogie's Bonny Belle Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:22
202
Lamachree and Megrum Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:45
203
The Road and the Miles to Dundee Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:58
204
The Lothian Hairst Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:46
205
It Happened on a Day Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:09
206
I'm a Working Chap Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:41
207
Johnny Sangster Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:56
208
Drumdelgie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:18
209
She was a Rum One Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:35

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