This Is No My Plaid

DESCRIPTION: "This is no my plaid... Bonnie though the colours be." "The ground o' mine was mixed with blue, I gat it frae the lad I lo'e." The lad who wore the plaid "is now upon a distant shore," and "his name I daurna tell," but she hopes he will return and wed her
AUTHOR: W. Halley (source: Whitelaw-Song)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: love clothes Jacobites separation exile
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 260-262, "This Is No My Plaid" (1 text, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan5 1063, "This Is Nae My Plaid" (1 text, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 414, "This Is No My Plaid" (1 text)

Roud #6720
SAME TUNE:
The Croppy Boy (Hogg1 37)
NOTES: Neither Ford nor Whitelaw connects this with Bonnie Prince Charlie, but there seems no doubt that he is the subject; hence the "Jacobite" keyword. - RBW
Apparently broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(140), "This Is No My Plaid" ("O this is no my plaid"), unknown, no date is this song but I could not download and verify it. - BS
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File: FVS260

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