DESCRIPTION: Biddy Trigg meets Long Barney at an Easter fair and falls in love with him. Darby O'Brian interrupts their drinking and kissing. He and Barney fight. Barney wins. Giddy from whisky and fight, he asks Biddy to marry. She accepted. They are happily married
EARLIEST DATE: before 1862 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 b.11(274)) [but see Note re 1855]
KEYWORDS: courting marriage fight drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1749, "Young Barney" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Bodleian, 2806 b.11(274), "Long Barney" ("Did you ever hear tell of long Barney)," H. Such (London), 1849-1862; also Firth c.26(254), Harding B 11(2192), 2806 c.16*(7), 2806 c.16(152) , "Long Barney"
NOTES: GreigDuncan8 is a fragment; broadside Bodleian 2806 b.11(274) is the basis for the description.
An 1855 broadside, NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(128a), "Come Sit Thee Down," Poet's Box (Glasgow), lists "Young Barney" in the "list of newest songs." - BS
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