Logan Water

DESCRIPTION: On Logan's banks the singer "helpit a bonnie lassie on wi' her claes" but then she deceived him. If he had known he would have "bang'd her belly fou... And hae shew'd her the way to Logan-kirk."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: sex clothes trick
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
GreigDuncan6 1122, "Logan Banks and Logan Braes" (4 fragments, 2 tunes)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 153, "Locher Banks and Locher Braes" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 24, ("Ae simmer night on Logan braes") [three line fragment]
ADDITIONAL: David Herd, editor, Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, etc. (facsimile of (Edinburgh,1776) with an "Appendix ... containing the pieces substituted in the 1791 reprint for those omitted of the 1776 edition, &c.") ("Digitized by Google")), Vol II, p. 230, ("Logan-water and Logan-braes") (1 text)

Roud #6843
NOTES: Whitelaw quotes his fragment in explaining the prehistory of John Mayne's "Logan Braes": "The tune of 'Logan Water,' to which ... ['Logan Braes' is] adapted, is of considerable antiquity, and, before the production of Mayne, used to be sung to the words of by no means a scrupulous character beginning [text]."
GreigDuncan6 text count includes one verse on p. 549. - BS
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