Banks of Inverurie (Inverary), The

DESCRIPTION: "One day as I was walking... On the banks of Inverurie I spied a bonnie lass." He asks her to wed. She replies that she knows he is a rake. He says he has reformed, and calls his servants to demonstrate his honesty. He again appeals to her to marry.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1894 (Murison collection, according to Lyle, _Fairies and Folk_)
KEYWORDS: courting servant rejection
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 258-259, "The Banks of Inverurie" (1 text)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 199-200, "The Banks of Inverurie" (1 text)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #11, p. 2, "The Banks of Inverurie" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan6 1263, "The Banks of Inverurie" (6 texts, 4 tunes)
McMorland/Scott-HerdLaddieOTheGlen, pp. 137-138, 156, "The Banks of Inverurie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Purslow-TheConstantLovers, p. 3, "The Banks of Inverary" (1 text, 1 tune)
Forget-Me-Not-Songster, pp. 240-241, "The Banks of Inverary" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Willie Scott, "The Banks of Iverurie," School of Scottish Studies Archive SA1986.141,Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches accessed 14 September 2013 from
Leslie Shepard, _John Pitts, Ballad Printer of Seven Dials, London 1765-1844_, Private Library Association, 1969, p. 118, "Banks of Invarary" (reprint of a Pitts broadside)

Roud #1415
NLScotland, RB.m.168(021), "Banks of Inverary," Batchelar (London?), c. 1820; also APS.4.95.15(1), "The Banks of Inverury," unknown, c. 1840; RB.m.143(122), "The Banks of Inverurie," Poet's Box (Dundee), c. 1890
File: FVS258

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