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Green Grow the Laurels

Title - Green Grow the Laurels
Contributors - John Argo
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - In this song the young man's sweetheart has decided she no longer loves him, and he is heartbroken, calling all girls deceivers.

John Argo heard this song from his mother, singing as she worked about the house.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:54
Date Recorded - 1952.01
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 19667
Original Tape ID - SA1952.021
Original Track ID - SA1952.21.A5
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1138; R279;


Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Ellon

Item Notes - Music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 4 verses with chorus.
Gavin Greig was John Argo's wife's grandfather, but Argo's versions are quite independent of Greig's, although he used Greig's 'Folk-song of the North-East' to remind himself of verses.
See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 6, pp. 152-155


Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/19667/1




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