Jean Findlater's Loon

DESCRIPTION: Jean's husband died leaving her with a son Jock who was always in trouble. At 17 he grew responsible but was thrown in jail ten days for mischief making. He joins the Life Guards, fights bravely at Waterloo, is promoted, and supports Jean handsomely.
AUTHOR: William Anderson (1802-1867) (source: Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast)
EARLIEST DATE: 1854 (_The Aberdeenshire Lintie_)
KEYWORDS: battle death farming husband children soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast 173, p. 1, "Jean Findlater's Loun" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 662, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "Jean Findlater's Loon" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: The Aberdeenshire Lintie (Aberdeen, 1854 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 82-84, "Jean Findlater's Loun"

Roud #6089
File: Gr3662

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