Birk and Green Hollin

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 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Northumbrian/Borders, Scottish
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 Artist    Biography:Robin Williamson
 Title of recording    Legacy of the Scottish Harpers vol. 1
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Flying Fish FF358
 Year recorded    1999
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BIRK AND GREEN HOLLIN. Scottish. "A most distinctive Border melody, to which a version of 'The Wife Wrapt in a Wether's Skin' was sung (Williamson)." A song called "Hollin, Green Hollin" was set to the tune in Boulton-MacLeod's Songs of the North (vol. II, 30). It begins:

Alone in greenwood must I roam,
Hollin, green hollin;
A shade of green leaves is my home,
Birk and green hollin.

Recorded source: Flying Fish FF358, Robin Williamson - "Legacy of the Scottish Harpers, vol. 1" (1999).