Bonny Lizie Baillie [Child 227]

DESCRIPTION: Lizie goes to Gartartain to visit her sister, and there meets Duncan Grahame. She falls in love, and declares that she will have a Highlander rather than any lowland or English lord. Her family tries and fails to change her mind
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Whitelaw-Ballads)
KEYWORDS: love courting family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Child 227, "Bonny Lizie Baillie" (1 text)
Bronson 227, "Bonny Lizie Baillie" (1 version)
BronsonSinging 227, "Bonny LIzie Baillie" (1 version)
ChambersBallads, pp. 140-145, "Lizie Baillie" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 585-588, "Bonnie Lizie Baillie" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 290-291, "Lizie Baillie" (1 text)

Roud #341
NLScotland, Ry.III.a.10(045), "Bonny Lizie Balie," unknown, n.d.
cf. "Glasgow Peggy" [Child 228] (theme)
NOTES [28 words]: Reportedly based on an actual story, but no real details are forthcoming. The NLScotland notes claim the broadside was printed in 1701, but offers no basis for this. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.1
File: C227

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.