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Thread #111710 Message #2355803
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
02-Jun-08 - 10:34 PM
Thread Name: Review: Bonnie Jeannie o' Bethelnie/Glenlogie
Subject: RE: Review: Bonnie Jeannie O' Bethelnie/Glenlogie
Carnahan learned the song from Gaughan, and 'translated much of the Scots idiom into more standard English' (his words). There may be some slight mishearings in Michael's transcription: Bantry ought to be Banchory, for example.
For Gaughan's transcription from his own singing and some comments on source and modifications, see http://www.dickgaughan.co.uk/songs/texts/glenlogi.html
A list of print and recorded sources from tradition can be seen in the Roud Folk Song Index. Run a search for Roud number 101.