The Wind Blows High

Title - The Wind Blows High
Contributors - Lucy Stewart
Reporters - Prof. Kenneth Goldstein

Summary - A children's rhyme:

The wind blows high and the wind blows low,
The snow comes dashing down below,
Gemima [Forbes?] is very pretty,
She is the girl of the golden city,
She's got lovers one, two, three,
Pray and tell me how they be.

Charlie [Stormack?] says he loves 'er,
In his bosom he will cuddle 'er,
A-hush and a-hush and off we go
Down to the castle barracks-o.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:35
Date Recorded - 1960.05
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 24273
Original Tape ID - SA1960.171
Original Track ID - SA1960.171.B9
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1578; R2649;

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Old Deer
  Village - Fetterangus

Item Notes - Commonly known via The Dubliners' hit 'I'll Tell Me Ma'.
Greig-Duncan vol. 8, pp. 128-129, no. 1578
'Games a Bogie' (M. Sinclair, 1989) p. 78
'Golden City' (J. T. Ritchie, 1965) pp. 169-171
'Murder Murder Polis' (M. Sinclair, 1986) p. 39
'The Singing Game' (I. Opie & P. Opie, 1985) pp. 133-137
'Sam Henry's Songs of the People' (G. Huntington, 1990) p. 11
'Children's Games with Things' (I. Opie & P. Opie, 1997) pp. 252-253
'Doh Ray Me, When Ah Wis Wee' (E. McVicar, 2007) pp. 108-109, 302-303
'Folk-Song of the North-East' (G. Greig, K. Goldstein & A. Argo, 1963 reprint) art. CLIX, CLII

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