Courtin' Owre Slow
DESCRIPTION: The singer loves a girl in Buchan and she accepts his ring. While he is in Edinburgh on business a rich suitor wins her hand. The singer returns and asks her why she abandoned him. Her reason is that he never kissed her. He won't make that mistake again.
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage ring infidelity money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #37, p. 1, "The Buchan Laddie" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 896, "Courtin' Owre Slow" (8 texts, 2 tunes)
cf. "William and Nancy (II) (Courting Too Slow)" [Laws P5] (theme: lover lost by courting too slowly)
cf. "On Top of Old Smokey" (theme: lover lost by courting too slowly)
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