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date: 13 December 2019

Bothy ballad [bothy song]locked

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[bothy song]

A type of folksong originating in, or concerned with life in, Scottish farm bothies (the living quarters of unmarried male farmhands during the 19th and early 20th centuries). Bothy workers themselves frequently classed any folksong as a bothy ballad. See Scotland, §II, 5.

G. Greig: Folk Song of the North-East...

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