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Popular Scottish Songs

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
Popular Scottish Songs

The preeminent traditional Scottish folksinger Ewan MacColl teamed with Peggy Seeger, the half-sister of iconic folksinger Pete Seeger and a well-known performer in her own right, on a total of 13 Folkways records. On this recording of Scottish folk songs—the word “popular” in the album title should not be confused with “pop”—are to be found a mix of ancient ballads, love songs, songs of the “bothies” (the sheds that hired farm workers lived in), and others. The liner notes provide background information about each song, as well as the lyrics. And to help the non-Scottish listener with the thick Scottish dialect, a glossary is included.

Track Listing

101
The Barnyards of Delgaty Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:12
102
The Highland Muster Roll Ewan MacColl 1:45
103
Wee, Wee German Lairdee Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:04
104
Friendless Mary Ewan MacColl 3:19
105
The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:27
106
Roy's Wife Ewan MacColl 1:42
107
Charlie O Charlie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:28
108
Tail Toddle Ewan MacColl 0:56
109
Lassie Wi' the Yellow Coatie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:18
110
Kissin's No Sin Ewan MacColl 0:47
201
Bonnie Annie (Child 24) Ewan MacColl 3:47
202
Johnnie Cope Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:48
203
The Wars of Germany Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:50
204
Maggie Lauder Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:43
205
Nicky Tams Ewan MacColl 2:27
206
Johnny Lad Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:31
207
Eppie Morrie (Child 223) Ewan MacColl 3:34
208
The Reel of Stumpie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:27

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