:: Title :: Interview with Jimmy MacBeath about feeing, wages, and cruel farmers
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
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 :: T3478.0, Track 2 (null)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with and songs sung by Jimmy MacBeath. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - MacBeath explains the process of feeing (hiring one's self to a farmer) at fairs, recalls some of the conversations a laborer would have with the hiring farmers, punishments for escaping from laboring engagements, and the cruelty of some farmers. Lomax is indignant at Jimmy's stories, and asks him for "a real rough one" against the farmers. "Those old bastards are all dead - let's publish it on 'em. We're living in a free world now." [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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