O Dinna Cross the Burn
DESCRIPTION: Willie's sweetheart asks him to stay with her -- "your folks a' ken ye're here the nicht, And sair they wad me blame -- instead of crossing the stream and going home in a storm. He leaves and is drowned. She goes crazy with grief.
AUTHOR: Words: William Cameron, music by MacGregor Simpson (source: GreigDuncan6 quoting _Lyric Gems_)
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: grief madness love death drowning storm
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan6 1243, "O Dinna Cross the Burn" (1 text)
NOTES: GreigDuncan6: "Lyric Gems prints the song noting that it is by William Cameron, music by MacGregor Simpson. The note adds that, 'The song tells a melancholy story, but a true one, of an incident that happened on the river Stinchar in Ayrshire." - BS
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