The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89267 Message #1685692
Posted By: akenaton
05-Mar-06 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sleepytoon / Sleepy Toon (Norman Kennedy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: (Hiring Fair) Sleepytoon
Yes Jack, I find the bothy ballads fascinating history, especially the ones with place names.
I'm a great admirer of Lewis Grassic Gibbon, whos novels and short stories are full of colourful insights into our farming past.
As a mason, working on old buildings often gives me the same feeling.
I know the history of most buildings in my area and often find links to the past...Builders clay pipes under the slates ...old tools that have been mislayed 100 yrs ago....what a lovely job I've got!!..Ake