Bonny Baby Livingston [Child 222]

DESCRIPTION: Glenlion carries Bonny Baby Livingston off to the Highlands. She refuses to show any favor unless she is returned. At Glenlion Castle, Glenlion's sister helps Baby get a letter away to her true love. He arrives with armed men, and carries Baby back home.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1800 (GordonBrown/Rieuwerts)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Bonny Baby Livingston is carried off to the Highlands by Glenlion. She refuses to smile or speak or show any favor unless she is returned. Glenlion's brother John wants to return her, but Glenlion hopes to win her love. At Glenlion Castle, Glenlion's youngest sister helps Baby get a letter away to her true love Johnny at Dundee. He arrives with armed men, and carries Baby back home.
KEYWORDS: love abduction rescue family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (12 citations):
Child 222, "Bonnie Baby Livingston" (5 texts, 1 tune) {Bronson's [#1]}
Bronson 222, "Bonnie Baby Livingston" (1 version+1 in addenda)
BronsonSinging 222, "Bonny Baby Livingston" (1 version)
GordonBrown/Rieuwerts, pp. 238-248, "Bonny Baby Livingston" (2 parallel texts)
GlenbuchatBallads, pp. 168-172, "Baby Livingston" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1264, "Bawbie Livingstone" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 111, "Bonnie Annie Livingstoun" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 579-583, "Bonny Baby Livingston" (1 text)
OBB 147, "Baby Livingston" (1 text)
DBuchan 24, "Bonny Baby Livingston" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 96-98, "Bonnie Baby Livingston" (1 text)
DT, BABLIVST*

Roud #100
File: C222

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