Farewell to Bonny Galaway

DESCRIPTION: "Ae night as I lay on my bed, The thought of love came into my head." He travels "To see the bonnie lassie lived in Galaway." Her father objects; her mother said she will "have her married to a lord's son." The girl makes him welcome; they flee Galaway
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Gardner/Chickering)
KEYWORDS: love courting father mother elopement
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Gardner/Chickering 76, "Farewell to Bonny Galaway" (1 text)
ST GC076 (Partial)
Roud #3694
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "One Night As I Lay On My Bed" (lyrics, theme)
NOTES: This is so close to "One Night As I Lay On My Bed" (with which it shares both lyrics and theme) that I thought about lumping them. But that seems to be mostly a nightvisiting song; this is a song of elopement. So I split them. - RBW
File: GC076

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