Banks of Clyde (IV), The
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a girl walking along the Banks of Clyde. They talk and kiss. She sings "We'll Row Thee O'er the Clyde" perfectly. He sees her home when it begins to rain. They still walk together along the Clyde.
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: courting river home music
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #109, p. 2, "The Banks o' Clyde" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 952, "The Banks o' Clyde" (2 texts)
NOTES: The reference to "We'll Row Thee O'er the Clyde" puts an earliest possible date on the GreigDuncan5 versions. The song is by Andrew Park, "in honour of Queen Victoria's visit to Glasgow, August 21, 1849" (source: The Poetical Works of Andrew Park (London, 1854), p. 259 on Google Book Search site. - BS
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