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Thread #29462 Message #3723182
Posted By: GUEST,Chris Wright
13-Jul-15 - 12:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Rares Hill / Reres Hill / Rare's Hill
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rares Hill / Reres Hill / Rare's Hill
Another original broadside song from the Poets' Box, Dundee. Eck Harley (b. 1908) got the song from the shop itself, and as far as I know applied the Irish tune to it. Aileen Carr learned the song direct from him. Pete Shepheard also recorded him, and there are some additional recordings in the School of Scottish Studies.
As it happens, I grew up on Reres Road, right beside... Reres Hill. The name 'Reres' allegedly means 'where the rye grows', though I haven't been able to confirm that.