Andrew Poleson                                                                 SA1971.269.2

A lively dancing ‘spring’ known in several parts of Shetland, but seemingly neither the tune nor the words were known outside Shetland.  Andrew provides an expert rendering of the tune on the fiddle after singing:-

Hey tongue bonnie lass, I sanno leave de
Ging awa a peerie start and I’ll come and see de.

In English:-

Hold your tongue (keep quiet) bonnie lass, I won’t leave you
I’ll go away for a brief while, then I’ll come and see you.

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