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Logie o' Buchan

[ Roud 1994 ; G/D 4:828 ; Ballad Index SWMS197 ; Bodleian Roud 1994 ; trad.]

Cilla Fisher sang Logie o' Buchan on her 1986 album with Artie Trezise, Reaching Out.

Heather Heywood sang Logie o' Buchan in 2000 on her Tradition Bearers CD Lassies Fair and Laddies Braw.

Iona Fyfe sang Logie o' Buchan in 2015 on her EP The First Sangs.

Sheena Wellington sang Logie o' Buchan in 2016 live at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, at a concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the TMSA. This concert was released on the TMSA DVD 101 Scottish Songs: The Wee Red Book.

Claire Hastings sang Logie o' Buchan on her 2019 CD Those Who Roam. She noted:

Written in the 18th century by George Halket.

‘Jamie’ is said to have been James Robertson, gardener at the place of Logie.

Lyrics

Claire Hastings sings Logie o' Buchan

0 Logie o’ Buchan, o Logie the laird,
He has ta'en awa Jamie that delved in the yaird,
Wha played on the pipes and the viol sae sma’,
He has ta’en awa Jamie the flo’er o’ them a’.

Sayin, “Think nae lang lassie though I gang awa’
For I’ll come and I’ll see ye in spite o’ them a'.”

Though Sandy has owsen, has gear and has kye,
A hoose and a hadden and siller forby,
I would tak my ain lad wi' his staff in his hand
Before I’ll tak Sandy wi’ houses and land.

My daddy looks sulky, my minny looks sour,
They flight upon Jamie because he is poor.
Though I lo'e them as weel as a daughter should do
They're no' half sae dear tae me Jamie, as you.

I sit at my creepie and spin at my wheel
And think of the laddie that lo’es me sae weel.
Ha had but ane sixpence, he broke it in twa,
And he gied me the half o’t when he gaed awa.

Then haste ye back, Jamie, and delve na awa,
Haste ye back, Jamie, and delve na awa.
The simmer is comin, cauld winter's awa,
And ye'll come and ye'll see me in spite o' them a'.

Ye said, “Think nae lang, lassie, tho I gang awa,
For I'll come and I'll see ye in spite o' them a'.”

“Think nae lang, lassie, tho I gang awa,
For I'll come and I'll see ye in spite o' them a'.”