the songs
title : Baron’s heir
written by : traditional; arranged by Eddi Reader, John McCusker, Boo Hewerdine and Ian Carr
song copyright : none
segue into:
title : Sadenia’s air
written by : John McCusker
song copyright : © 2006 John McCusker (PRS)

the performance
Eddi Reader vocal
with :
Ian Carr acoustic guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
John McCusker fiddle
Michael McGoldrick flute
Ewen Vernal double bass
and guests :
Rudi DeGroote cello
Kobus Frick viola
Alan Kelly accordion
Greg Lawson violin
Fiona Stephen violin
key : C major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 115 then 124
form : VR VR ½vx VR′ ¼v ¼VR ½v + v v v v

provided for research and private study only:

Baron’s heir + Sadenia’s air

oh gan I were a baron’s heir
and I could braid gems in my hair
I’d be as braw as ye are fair
laddie would you love me
and I would take you to the town
and show you braw sights, manys a one
and I would wear a silken gown

oh, laddie would you love me

oh should you be content I’ll prove
in lowly life unfading love
a heart that none on earth can move
ah, laddie would you love me
and ere the laverock wings the sky
would you unto the forest hie
and live wi’ me until we die

oh, laddie would you love me

– fiddle and flute have tune

and when the braw moon glistens o’er
our lonesome bield and heathery moor
will you no greet that we’re so poor
oh, laddie for I love thee
for I have nought to offer ye
no gold from mind, nor pearl from sea
nor do I come fae high degree

oh, laddie how I love thee

ah, would you come and marry me

oh, laddie would you love me

Sadenia’s air

bield  shelter greetweep
brawhandsome hiehurry
faefrom laverockskylark (bird)
ganif wi’with

the recording
produced by : John McCusker
recorded by : Andy Seward at Pure Records Studio, Yorkshire, 2006;
possible additional recording at PawPaw Productions and Park Lane Studios, Glasgow;
additional engineering by Paul McGeechan and Keith Bird (at Park Lane?), Iain Graham (at PawPaw?) and Joe Rusby (at Pure?)
mixed by : Andy Seward assisted by John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine at Pure Records Studio, Yorkshire?
mastered by : Calum Malcolm in ?
signal path : DDD
track timing : 4:25
song timing : m:ss
song timings : 3:10 + 1:12
released on
album : Peacetime track 1