Betsy Gordon

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Title - Betsy Gordon
Alternate Title - The Baron o Brackley
Contributors - Betsy Whyte; Bryce Whyte
Reporters - Peter R. Cooke; Dr Linda Williamson
Item Person - Gordon, John; Farquharson, John

Summary - Jumbled fragments of the ballad 'The Baron o Brackley' in which the titular baron is killed after being shamed by his wife into fighting his enemies, who outnumber him greatly.

Betsy Whyte thinks the words of the song have been corrupted because they don't make sense. It's an Aberdeenshire song. Her mother used to sing it and she also heard it from her husband Bryce's brother Johnny. Bryce's father was from Aberdeenshire and his mother, a MacLaren, was born in Stirling.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:45
Date Recorded - 1975.02.28
Date of Content - 1666 to 1666
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 76680
Original Tape ID - SA1975.011
Original Track ID - SA1975.11
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - C203; GD234; R4017;

Item Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Aboyne and Glen Tanar

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