“The Hairst o' Rettie”


"I hae seen the hairst o' Rettie... I've heard for sax and seven weeks The hairsters girn and groan... But a covie Willie Rae... Maks a' the jolly hairster lads Gae singing down the brae." The singer praises Rae's efficient, comfortable organization


This song is so unusual that it's almost hard to describe (and impossible to keyword). Whoever heard of a bothy song in praise of the owner? - RBW


  1. Ord, pp. 271-272, "The Hairst o' Rettie" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3512
  3. BI, Ord271


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