A really driving polka, ideal for set dancing. Is the title Great Expectations - Kiss - Rarest Live And Studio Wierd - I was just reading a comment from Richard Thompson tonight about that very river and I have barely heard of it before. I believe it is in the North East of Scotland.
No Cause, no, not weird. The Gadie burn runs through the village of Clatt and then into the river Urie at Oyne which joins the Don at Inverurie and then flows to the sea at Aberdeen. The Old Blind Dogs recorded a driving cajun fiddle version of the song which dispensed with the B part and is all the stronger for it. It could just as easily be taken as another species of cheese. The poor folks and my poor sentimental friend. The Ballad tradition has had its corkers too.
This is a fine tune for dancing. Jane and Allan were over at the 1st Portsoy Folk Festival last year, and I had the pleasure of going up on stage to play it with thm again, 25 years after the original recording. If you are a member of The Session, log in to add a comment. Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up. I forgot to mention that it is a really cheesy song!!