I'll Lay Ye Doon, Love

DESCRIPTION: "I'll lay ye doon, love, I'll treat ye decent... For surely he is an honest man." The singer walks out to hear two lovers talking. One, who has traveled far, must travel on, "But when I come back, love, I'll lay ye doon."
AUTHOR: (based on a song by Edward Harrigan, but heavily rewritten)
EARLIEST DATE: 1974 (Sing Out!)
KEYWORDS: love sex courting travel
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 23, #5 (1974), p, 17, "I'll Lay Ye Doon, Love" (1 text, 1 tune, with a few variant words, based on Jean Redpath's and Norman Kennedy's versions of a Jeannie Robertson original)

Roud #3355
cf. "Muldoon, the Solid Man" (lyrics)
NOTES [32 words]: For what little we know about how this song changed from an American song sung by a stage Irishman to how it became a Scottish song of seduction, see the notes to "Muldoon, the Solid Man." - RBW
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