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O Fare Ye Weel My Auld Wife

  • (Trad / Robert Burns)

    O fare ye weel, my auld wife
    Sing bum bibery bum
    O fare ye weel, my auld wife
    Sing bum
    O fare ye weel, my auld wife
    The steerer up o' sturt and strife
    The maut's aboon the meal the night
    Wi' some

    An' fare ye weel, my pyke-staff
    Sing bum bibery bum
    An' fare ye weel, my pyke-staff
    Sing bum
    An' fare ye weel, my pyke-staff
    Nae mair wi' you my wife I'll baff
    The maut's aboon the meal the night
    Wi' some

    (sturt - trouble; baff - strike)

    (as sung by Jean Redpath)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1988:] This song is an example of Burns "slightly retouching" a portion of an old Scottish ballad which he probably found in the Herd MS 'Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs' (1776). The melody is in a traditional Scottish vein, being basically pentatonic with a surprise ending on the sixth degree instead of the fundamental tone. (Esther Hovey, notes Jean Redpath, 'The Songs of Robert Burns Vol. 3')

Quelle: Scotland

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