Bonnie Laddie, Heilan Laddie (audio)

Written by Archie Fisher and Owen Hand, this song was created using a traditional song as the basis. This song is sung by Christine Kydd. It tells the tale of the whaler.

The poignancy of his reply to her 'Oh I'll be back when I get hame' really brings the uncertainty of this existence to the fore. Versions of this song appear in many collections including Hogg’s Jacobite Relics.