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Thread #12931 Message #4089663
Posted By: GUEST,Barbara and Gordon Waterhouse
24-Jan-21 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: Help: Fairy Love Song
Subject: RE: Help: Fairy Love Song
Barbara bought a record by Kenneth McKellar of Songs of the Hebrides accompanied by Bob Sharples' band (using Kennedy-Fraser's collection)in about 1960. Decca recording. I have started trying to write out the words for Barbara to sing along - she suffers from forgettery and she gets so much pleasure from music. Finding this great correspondence o'er so long a time warms our hearts! Thank you all. And I have pieced together the version he sings - "Pu'in bracken ..." I love the line"When I see the plover rising or the curlew wheeling". For many years we did Scottish dancing, down here in Devon where we live. "Peat-fire flame" - another of the songs was one of our favourites.