MacPherson the Drover

DESCRIPTION: Peggy's father would have her follow McPherson the drover. she agrees but thinks about all the men "for me hae gane stark" she might have had. But if Harry Mitchell, "my love just now," proves true she'll "look owre my nose at the drover"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage farming father
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #156, p. 2, "M'Pherson the Drover" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan4 768, "MacPherson the Drover" (4 texts plus two verses on pp. 537-538, 1 tune)

Roud #6185
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Quaker's Wife" (tune, per Greig)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Jeannie, My Dear
NOTES: Greig: "[According to Rev. George Williams this song] was written about an irregular marriage in 1793, and is supposed to have been the work of John Adam, son of the Rev. Francis Adam, Cushnie." - BS
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File: GrD4768

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