Jessie of Old Rayne
DESCRIPTION: The singer is "on the main An' sailin wi' a heart deprived O' Jessie o' Old Rayne." He will miss the places "where I hae spent my youthfu' days" and Newton's woods where he used to meet Jessie. They parted "in hopes to meet again"
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: love emigration farewell parting Scotland separation
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1523, "Jessie of Old Rayne" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES: GreigDuncan8: "Learnt in Rayne sixty years ago. Noted September 1906."
"Rayne is a parish, which lies in Aberdeenshire Council Area, some 7 miles (12 km) northwest of Inverurie and 12 miles (19 km) south of Turriff in Aberdeenshire." (Source: Gazetteer for Scotland site).
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3": Newton is at coordinate (h3,v6-7) on that map [roughly 23 miles NW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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