Bonnie Laddie, But Far Awa, A

DESCRIPTION: The singer complains that her parents have "ta'en frae me my dearest dear He's over the seas and far far awa'." They'll give her no money unless she gives him up. She will work for money and go to join him, and tell him what she has gone through.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: love separation nonballad father mother money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan6 1113, "A Bonnie Laddie, But Far Awa" (4 texts plus a single verse on p. 546, 3 tunes)
Roud #6848
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Lurgan Town (I)" (theme: parents drive lover away)
cf. "Richard and I" (theme: parents drive lover away)
cf. "Ye Guardian Powers (Nancy Wilson)" (theme: parents drive lover away)
cf. "The Flowers of Edinburgh" (I) (theme: parents drive lover away)
cf. "As I Was Walking Down in Yon Valley" (theme: parents drive lover away)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Laddie that Is Far Awa
File: GrD61113

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