:: Title :: Teery Bustin, Terry Awdin (Teribus) (fragment)
:: Genre :: ballad
:: Performers & Instruments ::
MacBeath, Jimmy [vocal]
:: Setting :: Probably Alan Lomax's flat
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian, Scottish Traveller
:: Session :: Jimmy MacBeath 11/53
:: Date :: 11/14/1953
:: Reference Information :: T3437.0, Track 2 (00:00:22)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with and songs sung by Jimmy MacBeath. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Ewan McVicar: Teribus "is the ancient town tune of the Borders town of Hawick, thought by some to be a pre-Christian invocation to the Norse gods Tyr and Odin. Border poet James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd (1770-1835) wrote 24 stanzas to the tune, a heroic tale of a flag won in glorious battle with the English and still displayed in Hawick. Hogg's chorus is 'Teribus, ye Teri-Odin. Sons of heroes slain at Flodden, / Imitating Border bowmen, Ay defend your rights and common.' " From "Jimmy MacBeath: Tramps and Hawkers," Rounder CD 1834, 2002. [Source: Album note]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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