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
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