Glasgow Fair On the Banks of Clyde
DESCRIPTION: The singer, from Ireland, meets a girl in Glasgow. She says it was well known that he was to be married in Ireland. He seduces her anyway. When she recalls his promise to marry, "I promised to meet her there again, But I forgot and cross'd the Clyde."
EARLIEST DATE: before 1853 (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.26(194))
KEYWORDS: seduction promise parting Ireland Scotland
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1402, "Glasgow Fair on the Banks o' Clyde" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Firth b.26(194), "Banks of the Clyde" ("When I was young and youth did bloom"), John Ross (Newcastle), 1847-1852
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(126a), "Glasgow Fair On the Banks of Clyde" ("When I was young and youth did bloom"), Poet's Box (Glasgow), 1869; also L.C.Fol.178.A.2(347), "Banks of Clyde"
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