Ranting Highlandman, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a Highlandman whose appearance and smile "my favour wan." He asks that she marry and "wee'l big a cot an buy a stock an do the best that ere we can." She expects him to return "though all my kin should scauld an ban" and she'd go with him
AUTHOR: John Hamilton (1761-1814) (source: Whitelaw)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: courting farming family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 860, "The Rantin' Hielanman" (2 texts, 3 tunes)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 110, "The Rantin' Hielanman" (1 text)

Roud #6253
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Rantin' Highlandman
NOTES: GregDuncan4: "From Mary Duffus, servant, about 1852. Noted 1905." - BS
Apparently broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(21), "The Ranting Highlandman" ("Ae morn last owk, as I gaed out"), Sanderson (Edinburgh), 1830-1910 is this song but I could not download and verify it [though the words I could make out in the reduced image make the identity very likely]. - BS
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