Parks o' Keltie, The

DESCRIPTION: Despite her mother's warnings a Perthshire maid walks in Keltie's parks. The Laird of Keltie rapes her. Her father sees the rape and threatens to "forfeit" the parks if not paid "her portion." The laird marries her.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1826 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: marriage rape father mother nobility
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1487, "The Parks o' Keltie" (11 texts, 6 tunes)
Lyle-Crawfurd1 38, "The Laird o' Kelty"; Lyle-Crawfurd1, pp. 238-239, "Pretty Parks of Cailty O" (2 texts)

Roud #3861
Bodleian, Harding B 25(1564), "The Pretty Parks of Cailty O" ("Where are you going my bonny lass, where are you going so late"), C. Croshaw (York), 1814-1850
cf. "Johnny Doyle" (tune, per GreigDuncan7)
cf. "The Dainty Doonby" (theme of a laird raping a girl then marrying her)
The Laird o' Geldie
The Bonnie Lands o' Keltie
The Bonnie Woods o' Keldie O
File: GrD71487

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