Haud Awa' Frae Me Donald (I)
DESCRIPTION: Donald offers Eppie a plaid, ring and kiss, praises his own thigh and claymore, offers a silver brooch and coracle, cheese and butter, no work or spinning. She rejects each offer: "Ye are nae a match for me." In that case, he says, he'd never marry her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: courting bragging rejection dialog humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 857, "Haud Awa' Frae Me Donald" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 495, "Haud Awa'" (1 text)
cf. "Haud Awa, Bide Awa" (format and some lines of dialog)
NOTES: GreigDuncan4 quoting Duncan: "Learnt from his mother sixty-five years ago. Noted December 1906." - BS
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