Parody on Jock o' Hazeldean
DESCRIPTION: Wealthy Episcopalian Geordie would marry a Presbyterian lady who weeps to think of leaving Manse o' Deer. "The day was fixed the feast was spread ... But the bride she wisna seen Wi' a drunken pedlar she's awa To the jile at Aiberdeen"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: courting wedding escape parody
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan5 1030, "Parody on Jock o' Hazeldean" (1 text)
cf. "John of Hazelgreen" [Child 293] (basis for parody)
NOTES [91 words]: The mention that Geordie is Episcopalian while his intended is Presbyterian is interesting. The strongest conflict between Anglicans and Presbyterians was in the early seventeenth century, when Charles I and Archbishop Laud were trying to impose bishops on Congregational Scotland. That of course resulted in the rise of the Solemn League and Covenant -- and a lot of Anglo-Scottish conflict. But that was before Scott (re)wrote "Jock of Hazeldean." Perhaps the mention of Geordie as an Episcopalian is just to emphasize how Anglicized he was. - RBW
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