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The Sang's the Thing

Sheila Douglas: The Sang's the Thing

Sheila Douglas (editor)
The Sang's the Thing.
Voices from Lowland Scotland.
Edinburgh: Polygon, 1992,
ISBN 0 7486 6119 0

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

Willie Scott

  1. The Keilder Hunt (Roud 5126)
  2. The Shepherd's Song (Roud 5124)

Willie Beattie

  1. The Brundenlaws (Roud 9257)
  2. Bruntfauld

Dick Cowan

  1. Copshawholme Fair (Roud 9139)
  2. The Twistit Yin

Bobby Robb

  1. The Toon o' Dalry (Roud 5205)
  2. The Bay of Biscay O (Roud 22567)

Joe Ray

  1. Nithsdale Ballad (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493)
  2. Fare Ye Weel, Ma Auld Wife (Roud 8545)

Sheila Douglas

  1. Michael Colliery
  2. The Men o' the North

Tommy Blackhall

  1. Three Nights and a Sunday
  2. The Auchengeich Disaster [Norman Buchan]

Jim Brown

  1. The Ball-Shy Boy from Moscow
  2. Old Glasgow Town

Archie Frame

  1. The Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014; Laws Q35)
  2. My Jo Janet (Roud 8462)
  3. Jeanie's Black Ee (Roud 22557)

Jim Wallace

  1. The Cottage in Old Donegal
  2. Kissing in the Dark (Roud 2534; G/D 4:915)

Tam Webster

  1. The Waddin
  2. The Plooman (Roud 22012)

Kate Halliday

  1. The Soor Milk Cairt (Roud 6336; G/D 5:956)

Jack Beck

  1. The Band o' Shearers (Roud 1524; G/D 3:406)
  2. The Merchant's Son (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303; TYG 65)

Sandy Watt

  1. Johnnie Lad (Roud B241940)
  2. The Jolly Barber (Roud 571)

Belle Stewart

  1. Whistlin' at the Ploo (Roud 5210)
  2. The Twa Brithers (Roud 38; Child 49)

Willie MacPhee

  1. Big Jimmy Drummond (Roud 2506)
  2. The Maid o the Sweet Brown Knoe (Roud 562; Laws P7; Henry H84, H688)

Jock Lundie

  1. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a)
  2. The Rattlin Ploughboy

Tommy Bonthrone

  1. The Bonnie Braes o' Airlie
  2. Jamie Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151)
  3. The Whiskers of My Grandfather's Grave

Charlie Murray

  1. The Hairt o' Rettie (Roud 3512; G/D 3:408)
  2. Muckle Friday Fair (Roud 15808)

Willie Barclay

  1. The Nicolls o' Cairney Brae
  2. Tattie Jock (Roud 5915; G/D 3:377)

Mabel Skelton

  1. Peasiehill
  2. Awa Wi Ma Laddie (Roud 9252)
  3. The Bonnie Lassie's Answer (Roud 3326; G/D 1:98)

Annie Bell

  1. The Ploughman
  2. Bonny Moorhen (Roud 2944; G/D 7:1426)

Jock Duncan

  1. Sleepytoon (Roud 9140)
  2. The Guise o' Teugh (Roud 3800; G/D 3:378)

Tam Reid

  1. The Muckle Gackit Gype (Roud 16686)
  2. The Buchan Vet (Roud 23330)

Elizabeth Stewart

  1. I Aince Lo'ed a Lass (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198)
  2. The Gallant Forty-Twa (Roud 1877; G/D 1:70)

Jane Turriff

  1. My Boy Tammy-O (Roud 326)
  2. Barbary Ellen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236)

Willie Mackenzie

  1. The Miller's Song (Roud 888; G/D 7:1489)
  2. As Bella Was Milking

Frank Duthie

  1. Thr Guttin Quine
  2. The Fisherman's Wife