Bodies o' the Lyne o' Skene, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says "better never hae I seen dwals into the Lyne o' Skene." He names places from which "I've drawn mony a shinnin' groat." "May health and peace their steps attend ... the open-handed, kindly-hearted bodies o' the Lyne o' Skene"
AUTHOR: W Chisholm (died c. 1863) (source: GreigDuncan3, quoting a broadside)
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: virtue nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 512, "The Bodies o' the Lyne o' Skene" (1 text)
NOTES: GreigDuncan3, quoting Duncan: "'Chisolm was a wandering packman, or pedlar, carrying odds and ends.'"
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Lyne of Skene (512) is at coordinate (h1,v7-8) on that map [roughly 11 miles W of Aberdeen]. - BS
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