Banks of the Spey, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a girl on the banks of the Spey. He asks to see her home. She says she has only a mile to go and her true love is waiting there. He calls on her at home. She tells him she is to be married. He crosses the ocean.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage rejection emigration
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #148, p. 2, "The Banks of the Spey" (1 text fragment)
GreigDuncan6 1237, "The Banks of the Spey" (2 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #6780
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Banks of the Don
NOTES: One of the GreigDuncan6 texts adds a seemingly gratuitous last line "I've lost my bonnie lassie by courtin ower slow."
GreigDuncan6 quoting Duncan: "Robert Alexander, learnt about 1860 in Culsalmond. A very popular song." - BS
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File: GrD61237

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