Highland Mary

DESCRIPTION: "Ye banks, and braes, and streams around The castle o' Montgomery, Green be your woods... For there I took the last fareweel O' my sweet Highland Mary." The singer recalls their love and their parting and laments her death
AUTHOR: Words: Robert Burns
EARLIEST DATE: 1792 (original publication)
KEYWORDS: love courting separation farewell death
1786 - Romance between Robert Burns and Mary Campbell. They met in spring and pledged faith at their parting in May; Campbell died that autumn, probably of typhus
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Aber)) Canada(Mar) Ireland
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Greig #76, p. 2, ("Ye banks and braes and streams around"); Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 19, ("Ye banks and braes and streams around") (1 text plus 1 fragment)
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 84-86, "Highland Mary" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Creighton/Senior, p. 161-162, "Highland Mary" (1 texts, 1 tune, including 3 stanzas not part of the Burns poem)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 262-263, "Highland Mary" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2269, p. 153, "Sweet Highland Mary. A Favorite Scotch Ballad" (1 reference)
ADDITIONAL: James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #389, pp. 526-527, "Highland Mary" (1 text, 1 tune, from 1792)

Roud #1095
Brigid Tunney, "Burns and His Highland Mary" (on IRTunneyFamily01)
NLScotland, L.C.1270(001), "Highland Mary," unknown, c. 1845; also RB.m.143(029), "Highland Mary," unknown, c. 1890
cf. "Katharine Ogie" (tune)
cf. "Burns and His Highland Mary" [Laws O34] (subject)
NOTES: The Brigid Tunney song on IRTunneyFamily01 is mis-titled. On the recording itself Brigid Tunney identifies the song as "Highland Mary." - BS
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