No Dominies For Me, Laddie
DESCRIPTION: A young minister proposes to the singer. She rejects him because he is poor. He said he would "fleece the flock" to become rich. She fears he might die young, leaving her and the children poor. Then she meets and happily marries "a gentleman dragoon"
AUTHOR: Rev. Nathaniel Mackay (source: Chambers)
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: age poverty marriage rejection humorous clergy soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
GreigDuncan4 872, "But For Your Sake I'll Fleece the Flock" (1 text)
Logan, pp. 319-324, "No Dominies for Me Laddie" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Scottish Songs (Edinburgh, 1829), Vol I, pp. 142-144, "Nae Dominies For Me, Laddie"
Peter Buchan, Gleanings of Scarce Old Ballads (Norwood, 1974 (reprint of 1891 Aberdeen reissue of 1825 Peterhead edition)), pp. 172-175, "Nae Dominies for Me, Laddie"
ST GrD4872 (Partial)
NOTES: Chambers : "Written by the Rev Nathaniel Mackay, Minister of Crossmichael, in the Stewartry of Kirkeadbright, some time during the last century. He is not known to have written any other piece of merit." - BS
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