Bothy work is described: rising early, working hard in bad weather (but with praiseworthy horses). At the end, the singer bids farewell to Drumdelgie: "Fare ye weel, Drumdelgie, I bid you all adieu, I leave ye as I got ye, A damned unceevil crew."

Cross references


  • Norman Kennedy, "Drumdelgie" (on ESFB2)
  • Davie Stewart, "Drumdelgie" (on FSB3)


  1. DBuchan 66, "Drumdelgie" (1 text, 1 tune in appendix)
  2. Ord, pp. 209-211, "Drumdelgie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #2180
  4. BI, DBuch66


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1908
Keywords: farming work
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))