MacPherson's Rant

Title - MacPherson's Rant
Contributors - John MacDonald
Reporters - Unknown (male)
Item Person - MacPherson, James

Summary - The protagonist in this song, MacPherson, is defiant in the face of execution on the gallows. After playing his fiddle one last time, he breaks it on a stone, to prevent any of the spectators buying it after he is dead. A reprieve is on its way, but MacPherson is hanged early to avoid his release.

Preceded by some historical background information to the song.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:23
Date Recorded - 1962
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 79266
Original Tape ID - SA1962.017
Original Track ID - SA1962.17.B6
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD697; R2160;

Item Location:
  County - Banffshire
  Parish - Banff
  Village - Banff

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