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Songs and Ballads of Dundee

Nigel Gatherer: Songs and Ballads of Dundee

Nigel Gatherer,
Songs and Ballads of Dundee.
Foreword by Peter Shepheard.
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1985.
ISBN 0 85976 538 5

The Songs

Ballads

  1. The Constable of Dundee (Roud 8261)
  2. Broughty Wa's (Roud 108; Child 258)
  3. Bonnie Annie Livieston (Roud 100; Child 222; G/D 6:1264)
  4. There Cam a Laddie Frae the North (Roud 3591)
  5. Bonnie Susie Cleland (Roud 45; Child 65)
  6. The Skipper o’ Dundee (Roud 22217)
  7. The Banks of Sweet Dundee I (Roud 5649; G/D 5:1046)
  8. The Roon-Moo’ed Spade (Roud 22216)
  9. The Wife o’ Denside (Roud 22215)

Historical Songs

  1. The Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee (Roud 8513)
  2. Killiecrankie (Roud 8187)
  3. Lady Dundee’s Lament [Lady John Scott]
  4. The Piper o’ Dundee (Roud V773)
  5. The Tay Bridge Disaster (Roud 21586)

Songs of the Sea

  1. The Lang Awa Ship (Roud 13090)
  2. The Sailor Laddie I (Roud 5808; G/D 1:55)
  3. The Sailor Laddie II
  4. We’re Bound to St Peter’s (Roud 927; G/D 1:5; Henry H53a)
  5. Foondry Lane [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 21590)
  6. Old Dundee Town Once More (Roud 929)
  7. Dundee Once More (Roud 21589)
  8. From Sweet Dundee (Roud 613)
  9. The Dundee Whaler [Nigel Gatherer]
  10. How Cauld Those Winds (Roud 51; Child 78)
  11. The Balaena (Roud 285)
  12. The Old Polina (Roud 285)
  13. Bonnie Laddie, Hieland Laddie (Roud V22384)

‘A Warning Tak By Me’

  1. Jockey’s Escape from Dundee (Roud V748)
  2. The Cooper o’ Dundee (Roud B63295)
  3. The Dundee Weaver (Roud 8108)
  4. The Overgate (Roud 866)
  5. The Beefcan Close (Roud 866)
  6. Beware of an Aberdonian (Roud 22214)
  7. The Back o' Reres Hill (Roud 6847; G/D 6:1133)
  8. The Magdalen Green (Roud 2893)
  9. Down by the Yeaman Shore

The Mill, Marriage, and Unemployment

  1. The Dundee Lassie (Roud 21588)
  2. The Jute Mill Song [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 2585)
  3. Tired o’ Workin [Jim Reid] (Roud 21587)
  4. Auld Maid in a Garret (Roud 802; G/D 7:1378; Henry H138)
  5. Betsy Bell (Roud 5211)
  6. The Spinner's Wedding [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 12503)
  7. Johnny Shaw’s a Decent Chap (Roud 22213)
  8. The Strike Song (Roud 22211)
  9. The Bureau (Roud 22212)

Dundee Worthies

  1. Blin’ Hughie
  2. Jenny Marshall’s Candy O [Robert Leighton (1822-69)]
  3. Worthies of Dundee I
  4. Fizzy Gow’s Tea Party
  5. Cadgers o’ Dundee
  6. Indygo Blue
  7. Donal Don (Roud 13125)
  8. Blind Mattie [Stewart Brown]
  9. Worthies of Dundee II
  10. Lochee [William Harkins] (Roud 22210)
  11. Stobbie Parliament Picnic [Jim Reid] (Roud 22225)

True Love

  1. The Banks of Sweet Dundee II (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224)
  2. Scots Callan o’ Bonnie Dundee (Roud 8513)
  3. Jamie frae Dundee (Roud V7380)
  4. Donald o’ Dundee (Roud 6716; G/D 5:995)
  5. Betsy o’ Dundee (Roud 2791)
  6. Bonnie Broughty Ferry Fisher Lass (Roud 5881; G/D 3:485)
  7. The Road tae Dundee (Roud 2300; G/D 5:971)
  8. Rose o’ Dundee (Roud V4975)
  9. Ma Bonnie Wee Lochee Lass [Annie Watkins] (Roud 22218)
  10. As I Cam Ower Strathmartine Mains [Mary Brooksbank]

Humorous Songs

  1. The Iron Horse (Roud 5834; G/D 2:291)
  2. The Wife o’ Dundee (Roud 22224)
  3. The Pear Tree (Roud 1713; TYG 38)
  4. I’ll Awa Hame (Roud 22220)
  5. Dundee Jail (Roud B138973)
  6. Sandy’s Mill (Roud 2875)
  7. The Bombin Raid [Tom Shannon] (Roud 22221)
  8. Robbie an’ Granny (Roud 1579; G/D 3:577)
  9. Andra Carnegie (Roud 22222)
  10. The Nicht That Oor Mag Had Her Bairn [Charlie Lamb] (Roud 22223)

Finale

  1. Catherine Street [Jim Reid]
  2. Pull Doon the Chimneys [Catherine Smith]
  3. Comin Ower the Tay Brig [Stuartie Foy]
  4. We’re No Awa Tae Bide Awa (Roud 22217)

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Coorse and Fine

Various Artists: Coorse and Fine (Springthyme SPR 1017)

Coorse and Fine
Songs and Ballads of Dundee
Various Artists

Springthyme Records SPR 1017 (LP, UK, 1985)

Recorded at Inner City Sound, Dundee;
Produced by Peter Shepheard;
Design and sleeve notes by Peter Shepheard;

Musicians

Lowland Folk (Stewart Brown, vocals, concertina, banjo; Anne Brown, vocals; Ramsay Brown, vocals, guitar; with Allan Barty, fiddle, mandolin; Sandy Beattie, bass) [1a, 2b, 8bc, 10, 11c];
Jim Reid, guitar, vocals [1, 5, 11b, 14];
Maureen Jelks, vocals [2a, 4, 11a];
Charlie Lamb, vocals [3, 8a];
The Foundry Bar Band (Jim Reid, guitar, vocals; Jim Brown, button accordion; Jim Thomson, piano accordion; Geordie Anderson, Gus Scott, fiddles; Sandy Beatie, bass; with Christine Stewart, guitar, vocals) [5, 7, 9, 14];
Annie Watkins, vocals [6-7, 9, 13];
Christine Stewart, vocals [11b];
Alex Clarke, vocals [11c];
Stuartie Foy, vocals [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [LF] Bonnie Dundee / [JR] The Scots Callan (Roud 8513) (3.14)
  2. [MJ] I'm a Dundee Lassie (Roud 21588) / [LF] The Spinner's Wedding (Roud 12503) (3.40)
  3. [CL] The Nicht That Oor Mag Had Her Bairn (Roud 22223) (2.33)
  4. [MJ] Back o Reres Hill (Roud 6847; G/D 6:1133) (3.53)
  5. [JR, FBB] The Magdalen Green (Roud 2893) (4.39)
  6. [AW] I'll Awa Hame (Roud 6140) (0.42)
  7. [AW, FBB] Ma Bonnie Wee Lochee Lass (Roud 22218) (4.24)
  1. [CL] Road and the Miles to Dundee (Roud 2300; G/D 5:971) / [LF] Dundee Once More (Roud 21589) / The Balaena (Roud 285) (5.11)
  2. [AW, FBB] The Beefcan Close (Roud 866) (2.02)
  3. [LF] Foondry Lane (Roud 21590) / The Jute Mill Song (Roud 2585) (4.45)
  4. [MJ] Strike Song (Roud 22211) / [JR, CS] Tired o' Workin (Roud 21587) / [AC, LF] The Bureau (Roud 22212) (4.15)
  5. [SF] Comin Ower the Tay Brig (1.57)
  6. [AW] Betsy Bell (Roud 5211) (1.36)
  7. [JR, FBB] The Road and the Miles to Dundee (Roud 2300; G/D 5:971) (2.33)

Track 1a, 8bc trad. arr. Stewart Brown;
Tracks 1b, 5, 14 trad. arr. Jim Reid;
Tracks 2, 10 Mary Brooksbank;
Track 3 Charlie Lamb;
Track 4 coll. Eck Harley;
Tracks 6, 9, 13 trad. arr. Annie Watkins;
Track 7 Annie Watkins;
Track 8a coll. Charlie Lamb;
Track 11a trad. arr. Maureen Jelks;
Track 11b Jim Reid;
Track 11c trad. arr. Alex Clarke;
Track 12 Stuartie Foy