Bonnie Banks o' Ugie, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer seduces a maid on Ugie banks. She tells a church session he is the father. He is called to appear at church and is scolded and fined. He pays the fine and promises the parson that he won't do it again.
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: sex accusation promise punishment pregnancy nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 42, ("The parson then began to scold") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan7 1314, "The Bonnie Banks o' Ugie" (7 texts, 6 tunes)
cf. "Johnny Doyle" (tune, per GreigDuncan7)
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