Mary, the Maid of the Don
DESCRIPTION: "Nae mavis nor larkie sang blither than I" but Mary has left the singer and "caused me to roam." "Nae mair I'll herd sheep upon yon hills sae steep But I'll die for my Mary, the maid o' the Don."
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: love separation nonballad shepherd
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #110, p. 2, "Mary, the Maid of the Don" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1239, "Mary, the Maid of the Don"; GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "Mary, the Maid of the Don" (6 texts, 7 tunes)
NOTES: This River Don is in Aberdeenshire. - BS
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