Den o' Aldbar, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer, out one May morning on the way to church (for a wedding?), admires the stream winding through the Den o' Aldbar, the trees, flowers, and birds. "Here's a health to the proprietor ... in wedlock, and to a family fine"
AUTHOR: John Archer (source: Reid, "with some slight emendations by Colin Sievewright")
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: marriage flowers lyric bird
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #28, p. 2, "The Den o' Aldbar" (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 514, "The Den o' Auldbar" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Alan Reid, The Bards of Angus and the Mearns (Paisley, 1897 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 524, "The Den o' Aldbar"

Roud #5998
NOTES [10 words]: Reid (1897): "highly popular some fifty or sixty years ago." - BS
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File: GrD3514

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