Mudcat Café message #1375326 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35946   Message #1375326
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
09-Jan-05 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?
Alexander Robb (school caretaker) of New Deer, Aberdeenshire; noted by Gavin Greig in 1908. Mr Robb's set appears, with others, in The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, vol I pp 180-182. The text Lloyd printed wasn't from Robb but from an unnamed singer "from Walberswick, Suffolk, recorded ... [by] the BBC early in 1939".