O Sweetly Sings the Burnie
DESCRIPTION: "O sweetly sings the burnie As it wimples doon the glen Where I meet my bonnie lassie When her minnie disna ken"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad mother river
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 800, "O Sweetly Sings the Burnie" (1 fragment)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan4 text.
"Burnie" is probably stream.
This fragment seems not to be from William Neish's "The Burnie's Sang," which has as the seventh line of the first verse, "Oh hoo sweetly sings the burnie"; The eighth line is "At the breakin' o' the day." (Source: Robert Ford, The Harp of Perthshire: A Collection of Songs, Ballads, and Other Poetical Pievces (Paisley, 1893 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 389-390). - BS
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