“The Tattie Time”


Bothy ballad. Singer describes members of the crew harvesting potatoes, people to avoid, and humorous incidents during the harvest. He warns againt drink. When the harvest is over they scatter to their other trades such as scrap and rags


Almost a nonballad, but there are enough bits of narrative for it to squeak through. - PJS


  1. MacSeegTrav 105, "The Tattie-Liftin'" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Kennedy 357, "The Tattie Time" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #2162
  4. BI, McCST105


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (recorded from Ronnie White)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)