Lass o' Gonar Ha', The

DESCRIPTION: "There's toons wi' lasses roon That think themsels fu' braw" but the singer adores Jean, the "lass o' Gonar Ha'" He lists towns where "ye winna find her peer." He challenges anyone to "spot a bonnier" he can compare to the "lass whom I adore"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Milne, Buchan Folk Songs, according to Greig)
KEYWORDS: love beauty nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 36, ("There's toons wi' lasses roon aboot"); Greig #26, p. 2, ("Cake, Cake, and Cairneyquhing") (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan4 724, "The Lass o' Gonar Ha'" (1 text plus two additional versions on p. 520, one of which is Greig's "Cake, Cake,..." fragment and the other is Milne's version)

Roud #6159
File: GrD4724

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