We'd Better Bide a Wee

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Title - We'd Better Bide a Wee
Contributors - Willie Mathieson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - The singer says her parents are old and frail, the farm is in poor straits, and she cannot leave them, so she and her love must put off their marriage.

Willie Mathieson learned the song from his mother when he was a child.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:46
Date Recorded - 1953.01
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 18181
Original Tape ID - SA1952.012
Original Track ID - SA1952.12.B7 (B16)
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R13365;

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Ellon
  Village - Ellon

Item Notes - Music transcribed School of Scottish Studies. 3 verses. The song was very popular on both sides of the Atlantic, and was featured in Louisa May Alcott's novel 'Jo's Boys'.
Willie Mathieson's MSS III:7

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