Mine Ain Love
DESCRIPTION: "They say I may marry the laird if I will, The laird of high degree, With jewels so rare to wear in my hair, A lady I'll surely be." "But where, o where, will my heart be?" "Oh, I will marry mine ain love... For true of heart am I."
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (collected from Nancy Stevenson by Boswell)
KEYWORDS: love money rejection
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 13, p. 26, "Mine Ain Love" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Lad That's Far Awa" (theme)
NOTES: This has much in common with "The Lad That's Far Awa," including the theme of the young woman being true to her love even though she could marry a man of "high degree." I would not be surprised if they go back to a common original. But the three verses found by Boswell are simply too short to prove identity. - RBW
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