Twa Recruitin Sergeants

Title - Twa Recruitin Sergeants
Contributors - Jeannie Robertson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson; A. Folkarde

Summary - Hamish announces that 'Gallawa Hills', one of Jeannie Robertson's two recordings for London-based Collector, is for sale. Introducing the song, he says that at all the fairs and markets across Scotland, sneaky-looking individuals could be found, trying to put a shilling into the hands of young men, thus enlisting them into the army.

In this song, two army recruiters try to persuade a farm hand to enlist by demonstrating the danger, discomfort and insecurity of his current occupation, and how army life could benefit him.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:28
Date Recorded - 1959.08
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 45864
Original Tape ID - SA1959.083
Original Track ID - SA1959.83.A13; SA1959.83.A14
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD77; R3356;

Recording Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Kirknewton
  Village - Linburn

Item Notes - 5 verses with chorus.
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 178-179

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