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Three Ravens 05:19
Three ravens sat upon a tree
Hey doun hey doun
Three ravens sat upon a tree
They were black as black could be
 And they sing lay doun lay doun a day And they sing lay doun lay doun a day And they sing lay doun lay doun  The middlemaist ane said to his mate Where will our dinner get Doun in to yon grass green field
There lays a squire baith killed and dead And his horse was standing by his side
And thought that he should get on and ride   And his hounds were standing by his feet They licked his sairs they were so deep
 And they sing lay doun lay doun a day And they sing lay doun lay doun a day And they sing lay doun lay doun  And there came a lady full of woe
She was big wi' child as she could go
And she's stretched hersel' doon by his side
And for the love of him she's died And he was buried in Saint Mary’s kirk Ans she was buried in Saint Mary’s quire And oot his grave there grew a fir  And oot’ o her’s a lily fair And they grew til’ they grew to the kirk top And there they kissed in true love’s knot So dinnae think but their love was true When out their grave sick floors did grow And they sing lay doun lay doun a day And they sing lay doun lay doun a day And they sing lay doun lay doun
When first I came to Caledonia
I got loading at number three
And I got lodgings with Donald Norman
He had a daughter she made good tea And it was me and me brother Charlie
Two bigger shavers you ne'er did see
We're spearing eels in the month of April
And starving slaves out on Scatarie I went to Norman to buy some brochan
A cake of soap and a pound of tea
But Norman said that I couldn’t have them
'Til fish got plenty on Scatarie So I went down to the big harbour
I only went for to see the spray
I spied a maid from Boularderie over
She looked to me like the queen of May I set foot on the deepest ocean As far from land as once I could be A-sailing over the darkest ocean  A woman's love would never bother me If I had pen from Pennsylvania And I had paper so snowy white And I had ink of a rosy morning  A true love letter to you I'd write I set my head to a cask of brandy And it’s a dandy I do declare ‘Cause when I’m drinking I’m sad and thinking How could I gain a young lady fair
Ashley's 04:39
Queen Jane 04:45
Queen Jane lay in labour full six days or more, Till the women grew weary and the midwives gave o'er. They sent for King Henry to come with great speed To be with Queen Jane in her hour of need. King Henry came to her and he sat by her side. Sing “What ails thee my Jeannie? What ails thee my bride?” “O Henry, O Henry, do this one thing for me Rip open my right side and find my baby.” “O Jeannie, O Jeannie, that never will do. It would lease thy sweet life and thy young baby too.” Well, she wept and she wailed 'til she fell into a swoon And her right side was opened, and her baby was found. Well, the baby was christened the very next day While his poor dead mother a mouldering lay. Six men went before her and four more travelled on While loyal King Henry stood mourning alone. Well, he wept and he wailed until he was sore Saying, “The flower of all England will flourish no more.” He sat by the river with his head in his hands Saying, “My merry England is a sorrowful land.”
Deid Fish 04:31


The album was supported by Creative Scotland Open Project Funding and the Generous Support of a number of Crowdfunding donors.


released July 27, 2016

Cameron Ross: Fiddle
Joseph Peach: Piano Accordion, Fender Rhodes and Piano
Owen Sinclair: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion and Vocals
Becca Skeoch: Harp
Additional Percussion: Mattie Foulds
Additional Vocals: Rachel Newton

Recorded by Mattie Foulds at Caribou Records (
Produced by Rachel Newton (
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios (
Printed by Birnam CD (
Released by Braw Sailin’ Records
Artwork by Graeme MacDonald (

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