Lad o' Paton's Mill, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says, in the chorus, "I'll awa wi' my doggie ... Through the frost and snow." She says "Maybe I'll be married yet To the lad o' Paton's Mill." "Paton's Mill's a bonny mill"
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad dog miller
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 769, "The Lad o' Paton's Mill" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan4 quoting Duncan: "The 'Paton's Mill' is obviously of Alloa or Tillycoultry. No more remembered [by Mrs Gillespie], but the theme of the song is the young lady meeting a Paton when out airing her 'doggie' -- for the purpose.... partly taken, in air and words, from 'Maybe I'll be Married Yet.'" - BS
Last updated in version 2.5
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 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.