Shepherd on the Hill, The
DESCRIPTION: "Whaur Gairn's bonnie mountain strea Fa's into winding Dee, Aft 'mang the shady birks we've met, My shepherd lad and me." He sets out to meet her on a cold winter's night, but never appears. At last his frozen body is found.
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: love courting death
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 293-294, "The Shepherd on the Hill" (1 text)
Greig #61, p. 1, "The Shepherd on the Hill" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1258, "The Shepherd on the Hill" (7 texts, 2 tunes)
cf. "Young Charlotte (Fair Charlotte)" [Laws G17] (theme)
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