O Row Thee in my Highland Plaid

DESCRIPTION: Donald asks "Lowland lassie wilt thou go" to the snow-covered hills where "the hardy shepherd tends his sheep?" He describes how they will spend the seasons. While "Lowland lads may dress mair fine" he boasts "an honest heart" She agrees to marry him.
AUTHOR: Robert Tannahill (1774-1810)
EARLIEST DATE: c.1838 (Ramsay)
KEYWORDS: courting lyric sheep
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 865, "Lowland Lassie, Wilt Thou Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Phillip A Ramsay, The Poetical Works of Robert Tannahill (London, c.1838), pp. 53-54, "O Row Thee in my Highland Plaid"

Roud #6227
Young Donald and His Lowland Bride
File: GrD4865

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