Blinkin' O't, The
DESCRIPTION: "O it wasna her daddy's lairdly kin, It wasna her siller -- the clinkin' o't... 'Twas er ain blue e'e, the blinkin' o't... My heart an' a' she's stown awa' Wi' the lythesome, blythesome blinkin' o't." The singer praises the girl but is rejected
AUTHOR: James Grieg ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: love rejection beauty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 169-170, "The Blinkin' O't" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 879, "The Blinkin' O't" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan4 quoting Greig: "Melody and words by Rev. James Greig, Chapel of Garioch, July 30th 1853." Ford says only that the text was found on thea back of an old letter "in Mr [Rev. James] Greig's handwriting." - BS
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