Noble Duke O'Gordon, The

DESCRIPTION: Betsy, a servant to Duke of Gordon, is seduced and made pregnant by Captain Glen. Lady Gordon suspects the Duke. Betsy names Captain Glen. When Glen returnd from sea he sends for a priest and marries Betsy. Betsy "is as happy as the duchess of Gordon."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan1); 19C (broadside, NLScotland L.C.Fol.70(46a))
KEYWORDS: marriage seduction accusation pregnancy sailor servant
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 53, "The Noble Duke O'Gordon" (13 texts, 9 tunes)
Roud #5807
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(46a), "Captain Glen" ("As I was walking to take the air"), unknown, c.1890
cf. "The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie" (tune, according to GreigDuncan1)
Bonnie Betsy Gordon
There Cam' a Ship
Bonnie Jeannie Gordon
NOTES [51 words]: GreigDuncan1: Version B was from "about fifty years ago. Noted 29th July 1907." - BS
It's probably just coincidence that the captain in this song has the same name as the guilty officer in "Captain Glen/The New York Trader (The Guilty Sea Captain A/B)" [Laws K22] -- but perhaps one suggested the other. - RBW
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File: GrD1053

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