Young Peggy [Child 298]

DESCRIPTION: Young Peggy and Jamie have been seen together. When her parents call him rogue and loon, she vows to rest in his arms forever. The lovers agree to run off in the middle of the night. Her father awakes in the night and pursues, but they are already married
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Kinloch)
KEYWORDS: courting father mother marriage elopement love
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Child 298, "Young Peggy" (1 text)
Bronson 298, "Young Peggy" (1 version)
Leach, pp. 683-684, "Young Peggy" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Ballads, p. 63, "Young Peggy" (1 text)
DT 298, YNGPEGGY

Roud #3875
NOTES [93 words]: There are several curious notes about the history of this ballad. Bronson's sole tune is from Christie, and he thinks it fiddled with. Plus Emily Lyle says on p. 225 of Fairies and Folk: Approaches to the Scottish Ballad Tradition, (Wissenschaflicher Verlag Trier, 2007) that Child had access to a second text, from the Murison collection, but did not print it. Perhaps this is simply because he was so close to the end of his project that he did not bother, but it makes me wonder if he had additional thoughts on this ballad which he did not record. - RBW
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File: C298

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