Note: Collected by Gavin Greig, from the composer, William Scott, b. 1785, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. Scott worked as a herd-laddie and later was apprenticed as a tailor in Aberdeen. He lived in London and traveled to America before returning to spend the rest of his life in his birthplace of Old Deer.
About the session: Fiddle tunes played by Hector MacAndrew, both ballads sung by John Mearns, his wife, and friends, and children's game songs and rhymes sung in the street in front of the Mearns' house by the Mearns' children and their friends who "lived round the corner." For those childrens' songs which Lomax did not credit specifically, "Cedar Place children" has been used as the performer and is made up of all or some of the following: Jack Mearns, Kathleen Mearns, Pat Cushnie, Jennifer Cushnie, Jim Hunter, Willie Hunter, Norma Watt, Tom Watt, Arthur Ronald, Christopher Ronald, and Gwen Ronald."
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