Maiden Stone

from by Jenny Sturgeon

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about

Telling the tale of the ‘Maiden Stone’ - a Pictish standing stone found at the back of Bennachie, near Oyne in Aberdeenshire.

lyrics

Her love went awa' tae the war
For two long years he’s gone
She’s heard no word not a whisper
Was he alive or no?

She busied herself wi’ bakin'
She made the finest bannocks round
Every day working hard at the hoose
On Sundays awa' tae the kirk

There was a grand young laddie
She often would see him there
Waiting for her down at the burn
He’d ask to walk her hame

O’ lassie I’ve fallen for you
And I’d like to ask your hand
Will you do me the honour
And say you’ll become my wife?

With little thought of her true love
She said she would marry him
Was then she spied the fork in his tail
She was to be Beelzebub’s bride

O’ sir I cannot come wi’ you
And live in dark and fire
You’ve tricked me and I know it
Please break my deal with you

I’ll tell you what young maiden
I’ll break this deal with you
If you bake 100 bannocks
By the time this road is through

He said he would build a road
Fae Bennachie tae her door
Knowing her skills at bakin’
She agreed and said no more

Early the next morning
She rose to mak' the dough
In no time at all she had 80 made
When there came a knockin’ at the door

There stood a man she knew
Dressed in the armies coat of blue
Was her love back from the war
He had returned for her

So flustered was she
She paid the oven no heed
Until she saw the winding road
Came snaking up to her door

The devil had come for her
And demanded she go wi’ him
Although he’d won, she refused to go
And that was the undoing of her

In panic she ran for the hill
And in fury he turned her to stone
And she’s still there now, the Maiden Stone
At the back o’ Bennachie

credits

from From The Skein, released June 10, 2016
Written by Jenny Sturgeon and featuring Jonny Hardie on guitar, Grant Anderson on double bass, Davy Cattanach on percussion, Fraser Fifield on whistle and saxophone.

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"Scot Jenny Sturgeon is as close to an organic folksinger song-writer as you can get. She absorbs the culture, essence, stories and legends of her native region and manufactures them into inspired songs and tunes which reflect much of the natural world around her."
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