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The High-Kilted Muse
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The High-Kilted Muse: Peter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

Murray Shoolbraid

Abstract

In 1832 the Scottish ballad collector Peter Buchan of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, presented an anthology of risqué and convivial songs and ballads to a Highland laird. When Professor Francis James Child of Harvard was preparing his magisterial edition of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, he made inquiries about it, but it was not made available in time to be considered for his work. On his death it was presented to the Child Memorial Library at Harvard. Because of its unseemly materials, the manuscript has languished there ever since, unprinted, though referred to now and again, and a fe ... More

Keywords: Scottish ballad collector, Peter Buchan, Peterhead, convivial songs, ballads, Highland laird, Francis James Child, Harvard, Child Memorial Library, Scottish bawdy tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734171
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734171.001.0001

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Murray Shoolbraid, editor

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