I'll Awa Hame to My Mither I Will
DESCRIPTION: "I'll awa hame to my mither I will." Mother warns the singer against "the ways o young men" and "to shun ilk appearance o' ill" and so on. But "I'll meet ye next Friday at Mungo's maut mill" and "Be discreet be sincere an ye're welcome back still"
AUTHOR: Alexander Rodger (1784-1846) (source: Whitelaw)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: courting humorous nonballad mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 897, "I'll Awa Hame to My Mither I Will," GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "I'll Awa Hame to My Mither I Will" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 164, "I'll Awa' Hame" (1 text)
cf. "The Laird o' Cockpen" (tune, per Whitelaw and GreigDuncan4)
cf. "I'll Awa Hame (I)" (lyrics)
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