Through the Wood as the Lady Ran
DESCRIPTION: "And thro' the wood as the lady ran, She pu'd a bram'le at the hin'er end."
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan8)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1793, "Through the Wood as the Lady Ran" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 fragment.
The notes to GreigDuncan8 would have us compare this fragment to "The Stripling." While the fragment lines are not in the GreigDuncan5 texts of that song the fragment here could conceivable be a missing piece to that song. - BS
People attempting to disguise their tracks would sometimes tie some sort of plant to their horses' feet or their own backs; I'm guessing that is what is happening here. But, obviously, we have no clue as to why. - RBW
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