:: Title :: Oh No Not I
:: Genre :: ballad
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Mathieson, William [vocal]
:: Setting :: The Commercial Hotel
:: Location :: Turriff (Aberdeenshire), North-east (Scotland)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian
:: Session :: Turriff II 7/51
:: Date :: 7/17/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3420.0, Track 8 (00:02:34)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Bothy ballads and local Aberdeenshire songs sung by Jimmy MacBeath, John Strachan, and friends. The ballads in this session sung by William Matheson, consist of first verses only, with the exceptions of "Died For Love" (3421, track 14) and "The Death of Harry Bradford (3421, track 21). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The maid at first refuses because he "is of a low degree" and she is "rather high,." but is ultimately persuaded and forgets to say, "Oh, no, not I." Young girls take warning, for the result is that she must contemplate going out to beg her living with a baby on her back. The singer has a frog in his throat, but it is a pretty song.
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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