DESCRIPTION: Jamie leaves Nellie to fight in Egypt and Spain with Wellington. He returns to find her gone. He searches and finds her about to be married. She chooses to marry Jamie. Her fiancee challenges Jamie to duel but yields when Jamie draws his broadsword.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1851 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.18(91))
KEYWORDS: courting war return reunion separation Scotland Spain soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #22, p. 1, "Donside" (1 text)
GreigDuncan1 93, "Donside" (19 texts, 16 tunes)

Roud #5759
Bodleian, 2806 c.18(91), "The Don-side Lovers" ("I once had a true-love on Don-side did well [sic]"), C. Croshaw (York), 1814-1850
The Donside Lassie
The Donside Soldier
I Once Had a Sweetheart
File: GrD1093

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