Bundle and Go (I)
DESCRIPTION: "Frae Clyde's bonnie hills, whaur the heather is blooming... I'm come, my dear lassie, to mak' the last offer.... " His father (and mother?) are dead, his house eerie; he loves none but her. She decides to leave her parents and "bundle and go" to his home
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: love courting father abandonment dowry
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 37-39, "Bundle and Go" (1 text)
Ord, pp. 138-139, "Bundle and Go" (1 text)
Murray, Mu23-y1:056, "Bundle and Go," James Lindsay (Glasgow), 19C
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(075), "Buudle and Go" (sic. -- the text says "bundle," not "buddle"), unknown, n. d.
Delays are Dangerous (per broadside Murray, Mu23-y1:056)
NOTES: There are several broadsides in the NLScotland collection entitled "Rise Up Noble Britons, Bundle and Go," apparently written in response to the Indian Mutiny (1857; for which see, e.g., "Erin Far Away (I)" [Laws J6] and "The Dying Soldier (I) (Erin Far Away II)").
It is not evident from the sheets whether it is built around this piece, another "Bundle and Go" song, or is entirely independent. - RBW
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