Auld Den o' Mains, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says "I meet my bonnie lassie in the Auld Den o' Mains" by the Dichty River. He prefers her to miser's treasure and merchant's gains. "Oor fathers met our mithers there ... and oor bairns they'll go coortin' there"
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #179, p. 1, "The Auld Den o' Mains" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 926, "The Auld Den o' Mains" (1 text)
NOTES: Den of Mains on the Deichty River is in Forfarshire, near Dundee. - BS
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