There Was a Fair
DESCRIPTION: "There was a fair into the toon, The lads and lasses a' were boun, Wi' glancin buckles o' their shoon, An' floories i' their waistcoats"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan3)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 371, "There Was a Fair" (1 fragment)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan3 fragment.
GreigDuncan3 referring to a note by Duncan: "Cf. [611 'Hey the Bonny Breistknots']." The first verse of "Hey the Bonny Breistknots" is close to the fragment here but each line is different enough that I am not convinced that these are the same song. - BS
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