Brisk Young Rover, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer enlists in the army, is sent to Scotland, and falls in love. He gives her a ring and "she gave me her right hand." He is sent to the Indies. At sea, "still I thought on yon weel-faured maid The bonnie lass I loved most dearly"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: courting love army separation Scotland soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #103, p. 2, "The Brisk Young Rover" (1 text)
GreigDuncan1 85, "The Brisk Young Rover" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5794
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Martimas Time" (tune)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
When I was in My 18th Year
File: GrD1085

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