O Bonnie Annie, Gin Ye Had Been Cannie
DESCRIPTION: "O bonnie Annie, gin ye had been cannie, Ye micht 'a been lady o' Lessendrum, But O bonnie Annie, ye never was cannie, Ye've gotten but Lesley's second son"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: courting nonballad nobility
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #143, p. 2, ("O bonnie Annie, gin ye had been cannie") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan6 1191, "O Bonnie Annie, Gin Ye Had Been Cannie" (1 fragment)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan6 fragment.
Maybe this is connected to "James Bisset, X. of Lessendrum. He married Anne Dun of Tarty (commonly called 'Bonnie Annie'), whose portrait, by Alexander, may be seen at Lessendrum. She died Feb. 22, 1782." (source: William Temple, St Margeret's Forgue with Notices of Frendraught, Lessendrum, Cobairdy, Templeland, and Auchaber (Aberdeen, 1881 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 57). - BS
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