Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

THE MERRY BOYS OF GREENLAND

This tune comes from Shetland, the home of many fine fiddle tunes and fine fiddlers, including Aly Bain and Tom Anderson.

The Shetlanders were and are brave seamen.

Perhaps the tune relates to the whaling boats that went up to catch whales between Greenland and Canada, and would stop in Shetland to recruit some of their crew.

'Merry Boys of Greenland'

Performed by theKiltearn Fiddlers.