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)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.