The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9515   Message #1096084
Posted By: Bothyman
19-Jan-04 - 05:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Barnyards of Delgaty
Subject: RE: barnyards of delgaty
Nice to see Les B's reference to Southport's Bothy Club. Since 1965 and the Club's inception, this song has always started the evening and indeed it HAS to be sung, otherwise things just aren't right! I think that they have tried the other occasional emsemble bothy song such as "The Overgate" but it's "Barnyards" that has stood the test of time. It surely is a fine song.
Mind you, at the new venue which is an hotel, will the song have the same resonance? The 'Blundell Arms' where they were formerly based certainly had the Bothy atmosphere in the winter months - low temperatures, an air of rodent, folks huddled together in outerwear and a blitz spirit of fellowship that can only come from a unity against exploitation - in their case, an indifferent/hostile pub management! Good luck Bothy, in the future.
Snotter? Snorter maybe? = small measure of drink. In other words, glass almost empty - time to call the day, or the job, quits?