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Thread #158499 Message #3749241
Posted By: Reinhard
08-Nov-15 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Bonnie Bessie Logan
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bonnie Bessie Logan
These are A.L. Lloyd's sleeve notes from Ian Manuel's album:
Scotland has been specially prolific in lyrical songs that lie close to folk tradition but are nonetheless the compositions of educated author, whether amateur or professional, anonymous or known. This is one such, with stylised rural poetry set to a good tune that, brisked up, has also served as a march and has been adapted for one or two music hall ditties. Ian Manuel learnt it from the singing of the good Aberdeenshire singer John Mearns.