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Thread #9515   Message #1095338
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Jan-04 - 03:02 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Barnyards of Delgaty
Subject: RE: barnyards of delgaty
I think we have more to explore in the story of this song. I think I'll post the entry from the Traditional Ballad Index.
-Joe Offer-

Barnyards o' Delgaty, The

DESCRIPTION: The young man comes to Turra Market to seek work. A wealthy farmer promises him good conditions at Delgaty. The promises prove false; the horses are poor and lazy, and the working conditions bad. The man boasts of his abilities and cheerfully departs
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes abuse farming
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 70-71, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty"; Greig #4, p. 1, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (2 texts)
GreigDuncan3 347, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (13 texts, 14 tunes)
Kennedy 242, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (1 text, 1 tune)
DBuchan 65, "The Barnyards o Delgaty" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
Ord, pp. 214-215, "The Barnyards o' Delgaty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 199, "Barnyards of Delgaty" (1 text)

Roud #2136
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, "The Barnyards of Delgaty" (on IRClancyMakem02)
Jimmy McBeath, "The Barnyards O' Delgaty" (on Voice05)

cf. "The Parting Glass" (floating lyrics)
cf. "The State of Arkansas (The Arkansas Traveler II)" [Laws H1] (theme)
cf. "The Feeing Time (II)" (theme)
cf. "Linton Lowrie" (tune)
cf. "Darahill" (tune)
cf. "Rhynie" (tune, chorus, theme)
Darahill (File: Ord276)
Linton Lowrie (File: HHH640)
Jock o' Rhynie
The Barnyards
Liltin Addie
Buchan Prodigal
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Barnyards of Delgaty (347) is at coordinate (h5,v7-8) on that map [roughly 32 miles NNW of Aberdeen]; Turriff (347,386,682) is at coordinate (h5,v7) on that map [roughly 31 miles NNW of Aberdeen] - BS
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