Haud Awa, Bide Awa
DESCRIPTION: He asks that she accept him, a shepherd who would "row ye in his tartan plaid," and Highland soldier with a house and meadow and wealth to share with her. She rejects him and "winna gang wi' you" He says he'11 leave. She stops him. They agree to marry.
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting farming money dialog soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #79, pp. 1-2, "Oh, Haud Awa'"; #140, pp. 1-2, "Haud Awa, Bide Awa"; "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 15, ("Haud awa, bide awa, Haud awa frae me, Donald") (2 texts plus 2 fragments)
Greig/Duncan4 858, "Haud Awa, Bide Awa" (6 texts, 5 tunes)
cf. "Haud Awa' Frae Me Donald (I)" (format and some lines of dialog)
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