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The Bleacher Lassie o Kelvinhaugh

Title - The Bleacher Lassie o Kelvinhaugh
Contributors - Enoch Kent
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - In this song, the singer encounters a beautiful young bleacher girl at Kelvinhaugh. He offers her fine clothes if she will go with him, but she refuses, vowing to wait another seven years for her sailor sweetheart to return. At this, the man reveals himself to be her sailor newly returned from sea. They get married and open an alehouse.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:05
Date Recorded - 1955.11
Language - Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 18739
Original Tape ID - SA1955.176
Original Track ID - SA1955.176.B9
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1041; R3325;


Recording Location:
  County - Lanarkshire
  Parish - Glasgow
  Village - Glasgow


Item Location:
  County - Lanarkshire
  Parish - Glasgow
  Village - Kelvinhaugh

Item Notes - 9 verses of 4 lines. Recorded at John McEvoy's Ceilidh. Guitar accompaniment.
See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 5, pp. 433-439
Ord p. 77
'101 Scottish Songs' (N. Buchan, 1962) pp. 64-65


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