Corn Rigs (Rigs o' Barley)
DESCRIPTION: "It fell upon a Lammas night, When corn rigs are bonie, Beneath the moon's unclouded light I held awa to Annie." The singer declares he will never forget that night, and describes how the two embraced
AUTHOR: Robert Burns
EARLIEST DATE: before 1784 (cf. Kinsley, Burns, Complete Poems & Songs)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
NLScotland, L.C.1270(001), "Amang the Rigs o' Barley," unknown, c. 1845
cf. "Barley Raking (Barley Rigs A-Raking)"
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