Glasgow Lassie, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets his Glasgow lassie at a fair. She rejectts his offer to go to Edinburgh because she is already engaged. He offers barns, etc. She says her love was poor but he'd work. She goes with the singer to the tavern for drink and is seduced.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 28(33))
KEYWORDS: seduction drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1320, "The Glasgow Lassie" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 28(33), "Glasgow Lassie" ("The first time that I saw my Glasgow lassie"), W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824
NOTES: The description follows GreigDuncan7. In the Bodleian broadside the male pursuer does not convince the Glasgow Lassie to go with him and decides that "now my courtship is all in vain. I'll go quickly unto yon tavern" [alone]. - BS
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