Mudcat Café message #3631140 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #3631140
Posted By: Lighter
07-Jun-14 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
Very nice! And so nicely sung.

The song resembles both "Billy Boy" and "Highland Laddie," especially the tune of the latter.)

The song and the interview may also rekindle another familiar discussion: is Scots (even faraway Shetland Scots) a separate language or a form of English?

The necessarily arbitrary answer may matter politically but in no other way I can think of.