Wells o' Wearie, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer leaves Edinborough to spend the afternoon with Mary Grieve at the wells of Wearie. Her mother has given him permission to discuss marriage. Whatever the future holds, "True glory and wealth are mine wi' Mary Grieve" "Gang wi' me"
AUTHOR: Alexander A. Ritchie(1816-1850) (source: Whistle-Binkie)
EARLIEST DATE: 1842 (Whistle-Binkie)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage nonballad mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 15, ("We're a' noddin'") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan4 904 "The Wells o' Wearie," GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "The Wells o' Wearie" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: Alexander Rodger, editor, Whistle-Binkie, Fourth Series (Glasgow, 1842), pp. 6-7, "The Wells o' Wearie"
cf. "Bonny House o' Airlie" (tune, per Whistle-Binkie)
NOTES: "The 'Wells o' Wearie' used to be at the southern end of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh." (source: "Traditional Scottish Songs - Bonnie Wells o' Wearie" [not the same song] at Rampant Scotland site). - BS
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