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Thread #89267   Message #1684528
Posted By: Scotus
03-Mar-06 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sleepytoon / Sleepy Toon (Norman Kennedy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: (Hiring Fair) Sleepytoon
Just a thought - given the fact that we're talking about 'bothie ballads', hiring fair should probably be feein mercat.

and - in the north-east of Scotland (where the ones being discussed hail from) bothies were more often called chaumers (from the French chambre).

The aforementioned volume 3 of Greig Duncan has a wonderful guest editor's article on bothy ballads by the late Peter Hall.

Jack