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Scottish Folksongs for Women

Scottish Folksongs for Women

On this 1958 recording, singer Lori Holland performs a collection of traditional Scottish songs sung from a woman’s perspective, though as the notes make clear, men also might sing them, though less often than women. Songs deal with a range of topics, including war (“The Wars of Germany”), the Blantyre mine disaster of 1877 (“The Blantyre Explosion”), and child abduction (“Eppie Morrie”). Songs are from the rich trove of Scottish folk songs, some dating from the 16th century. Several of the songs Holland learned from Folkways Records artist Ewan MacColl.

The liner notes, written by Kenneth S. Goldstein, consist of a brief biography of the artist and song background information and lyrics. Holland recorded Irish Folk Songs for Women, Vol. 2 – Folkways FW03518 for Folkways in 1960.

Track Listing

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Laddie with the Golden Hair Lori Holland 1:44
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102
The Trees are All Ivied Lori Holland 3:06
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103
Mormond Braes Lori Holland 1:31
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104
The Wars of Germany Lori Holland 2:26
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105
Eppie Morrie Lori Holland 4:33
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106
Twine Well the Plaiden Lori Holland 2:24
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107
The Blantyre Explosion Lori Holland 2:19
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108
Thyme in my Garden Lori Holland 1:53
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Comin' Through the Rye Lori Holland 1:12
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202
My Love's in Germany Lori Holland 2:20
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203
The Reel O'Stumpie Lori Holland 1:29
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204
The Rantin' Laddie Lori Holland 2:41
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Johnny Lad Lori Holland 1:25
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206
Mary Hamilton Lori Holland 5:00
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When I Was Noo But Sweet Sixteen Lori Holland 1:41
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Go Away from my Window Lori Holland 1:33
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Can Ye Sew Cushions Lori Holland 2:45
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