Maggie Mackay

DESCRIPTION: The singer falls in love with Maggie Mackay at a fair. They go drinking but, when drinking is finished, she says she must go home with her mother. Later that night he sees her drinking with Davie McLean. He won't take girls drinking again.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: courting lie drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1510, "Maggie Mackay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7171
NOTES: I don't understand the last line here which is apparently meant as a humorous conclusion. At an examination on theological knowledge the singer "set mysel doon in great fear" and the minister asked, "What the name the first woman did wear Losht I stammer't oot 'Maggie Mackay.'" I guess he is hearing "lush" or "lushed" but what is the minister asking? - BS
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File: GrD71510

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