Waters of Dee, The
DESCRIPTION: The bride waits at home for the bride-groom. She and her maiden look for him but "he'll never win owre the waters o' Dee." At dinner the bridegroom raps at the gate. The bride gets a horse and they elope "And so they were mairriet wi' candle-light"
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: elopement marriage home horse
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan3 617, "The Waters of Dee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 139, "Black Waters o Dee" (1 text)
cf. "One Night As I Lay On My Bed" (theme)
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