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Geud Man of Ballangigh

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Information: A dance.

Translation: Good man of Ballangigh (a nickname for an English king)

Pronunciation: guhd mahn uhv BAH-lahn-gee

Other names: Hunt the Squirrel, We'll a to Kelso go, We'll all go to Kelso, Gudeman of Ballengight, Guidman of Ballangigh, Guid Man, Geudman, Good Man, Balangigh, Ballangeich, Ballingigh, Ballangee . . .

Region: England and Scotland

Trivia: James V of Scotland disguised himself as the Gudeman of Ballengigh.


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