On August twelfth fae Aiberdeen we sailed upon the Prince,|
And landed safe on Clifford's Field's the harvest to commence;
For six long weeks the country roun, fae toun tae toun we went,
And we took richt weel wi the Lothian fare and felt richt weel content.
2. Oor gaffer Willie Mathieson, fae sweet Deeside he came,
3. Noo I follaed Logan on the point, sae weel's he laid it doun,
4. He cleared the bothy every nicht afore we went to sleep,
5. Oh noo the corn is aa cut doun and we are on the pier,
This song is about the people of the early 1800's who travelled south by boat from Aberdeen to Leith to cut the corn on the large farms of the Lothians before following the ripening crop north to bring in the Aberdeenshire harvest a month or so later.
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