FTX-365 - IT FELL ON A DAY
LUCY STEWART - Balladsinger
These recordings by Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson, were made in 1955,
six years before Folkways released recordings of Lucy by the American Folklorist,
Kenneth Goldstein. We understand that it was on the basis of Mr Goldstein's
work with her that he was granted a doctorate from the University of Pennysylvania.
The earlier recordings of the ballads, performed unselfconsciously in her first
encounter with a recording machine, should be compared with the later recordings
for which she was encouraged to provide more complete versions.
1. THE BONNY HOOSE O AIRLIE - 2'41"
2. THE LAIRD O DRUM - 3'43"
3. TWA RECRUITIN SAIRGENTS - 3'19"
4. TWO PRETTY BOYS (The Two Brothers) - 1'19"
5. HERE COMES THE RUSSIAN JEW - 2'03"
6. HE'S PROVIDING FOR ME - 2'48"
7. AMONGST THE HEATHER - 3'54"
8. THE JOLLY BEGGAR - 1'20"
9. WHALING SONG (frag) - 1'06"
10. MACPHERSON - 2'41"
11. Talk about Macpherson with Hamish Henderson - 3'27"
12. SWEET WILLIAM - 2'58"
13. THE YOWIE WI THE CROOKIT HORN (talk after about illicit brew) - 2'05"
14. THE FALSE or FORLORN BRIDE - 2'38"
15. THE LADY O THE DAINTY DOON-BY - 2'39"
16. HAP AN ROW (dance jingle) - 0'40"
17. THE LOWLANDS OF HOLLAND (1v frag) - 0'38"
187. THE PLOUGHBOY (1v frag) - 0'37"
19. STILL I LOVE HIM - 1'01"
20. BINNORIE-O (The Two Sisters) - 3'39"
21. THE BATTLE OF HARLAW - 6'19"
22. THE CRUEL MOTHER - 5'12"
Recorded by Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson, Fetterangus, Aberdeen 27th
June 1955. Edited by Peter Kennedy and first published on Folktrax cassettes
"Lucy", Louisa Thames STEWART (1891-1970) was born at Stuartfield in Aberdeenshire in the parish of Old
Deer in 1891. Her father, James, was a tinsmith and her mother, Elizabeth Townsley
came from Durham. Lucy told us that because her family were all travellers and
often on the road, she only had four and a half years schooling. She learned
her songs from her parents as a child mostly around the age of nine. Lucy was
one of a number of members of the Stewart family recorded by Peter and Hamish