"When I engaged to Darrahill, 'Twas low down in Buchan fair." The singer describes going to work for (Dara/Darra), whose horses are very poor and ill-fed. The workers aren't much better off. The singer looks forward to working for someone else

Cross references

  • cf. "The Barnyards o Delgaty" (tune) and references there


  1. Ord, pp. 276-277, "Darrahill" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3941
  3. BI, Ord276


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: farming horse hardtimes
Found in: Britain(Scotland)