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Logie o' Buchan

from The First Sangs by Iona Fyfe

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In volume four of the Greig-Duncan Folk Collection. Written by George Halket in 1730. Halket of Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire was school master in the parish of Rathen and was apparently a Jacobite. The song tells the story of a young woman telling the local Laird of Buchan, Logie about her woes and love grievances. The female narrative is torn between the wealthy suitor Sandy or her lover Jamie. Jamie, mentioned in the song was named James Robertson and lived as a gardener

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It’s Logie o’ Buchan, it’s Logie the laird,
They hae taen awa Jamie wha delved in the yaird
Fa played on the pipes an the fiddle saw sma
They hae taen awa Jamie, the flooer o them aa

Sayin, “Think na lang lassie though I’ll gang awa’
But I’ll come and I’ll see you in spite o them aa.”

Sandy has owsen, has gear and has kye
A hoose and a hadden and siller forby,
Yet I’ll tak my ain lad wi his staff in he’s haun
Afore I’ll hae Sandy, his hooses and land

Sayin, “Think na lang lassie though I’ll gang awa’
But I’ll come and I’ll see you in spite o them aa.”

My faither he’s sulky, my minny she’s soor
They frown upon Jamie because he is poor
Though I loe them as weel as a dochter might do
There no as sae dear tae me, Jamie as you

Sayin, “Think na lang lassie though I’ll gang awa’
But I’ll come and I’ll see you in spite o them aa.”

I sit at my creepie and spin at my wheel
And I think on the dear lad who loved me sae weel
He had but a saxpence, he broke it in twa,
And he gied me the half o’t fan he gid awa.

Sayin, “Think na lang lassie though I’ll gang awa’
But I’ll come and I’ll see you in spite o them aa.”

Then haste ye back, Jamie, and bide naw awa,
Then haste ye back, Jamie, and bide naw awa.
Fur simmer is comin, cauld winter's awa,
And ye'll come and ye'll see me in spite o them aa

Sayin, “Think na lang lassie though I’ll gang awa’
But I’ll come and I’ll see you in spite o them aa.”

Sayin, “Think na lang lassie though I’ll gang awa’
Sayin, “Think na lang lassie though I’ll gang awa’
Fur simmer is comin, cauld winter's awa,
And ye'll come and ye'll see me in spite o them aa

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from The First Sangs, released March 1, 2015
Iona Fyfe: vocals, piano

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Iona Fyfe Scotland, UK

Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young folk singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland.The youngest ever winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018, Iona has been described as “one of the best Scotland has to offer.” (Global-Music.de)

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