My Ain Kate

DESCRIPTION: The singer/reciter is a linen draper clerk told by Kate she'll not leave him. He buys her a watch and chain. A policeman "put Her Majesty's braces upon her." He goes to her ninth trial for stealing her mistress's clothes. She is transported for life.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan2)
KEYWORDS: courting theft transportation trial clothes recitation servant
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #47, p. 2, ("I'm nae awa' to bide awa'"); Greig #49, p. 2, ("I'm not going away to stay away") (2 fragments)
GreigDuncan2 257, "My Ain Kate" (5 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #5850
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Mormond Braese" (tune, according to GreigDuncan2)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
I'm Not Going Away
NOTES: The form is an introductory verse followed by spoken text interspersed with the chorus "I'm not going away to stay away, I'm not going away to leave you; I'm your own Kate, your darling Kate, That never will deceive you." At the end the singer, in spite of everything, is convinced by her "sly little wink" that she's not going away. - BS
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File: GrD2257

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