O That Lang Term Whitsunday

DESCRIPTION: "O that lang term Whitsunday will soon part's a', Then wha'll be my darling when Johnnie's awa'"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: courting separation farming nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #59, p. 2, ("Oh that lang term Whitsunday Will soon pairt's a") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan8 1796, "O That Lang Term Whitsunday" (1 short text, 1 tune)

Roud #12996
NOTES [68 words]: Candlemas [February 2], Whitsunday [May 15], Lammas [August 1] and Martinmas [November 11] were the four "Old Scottish term days" "on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due." (Source: Wikipedia article Quarter days ). [With, of course, the non-trivial footnote that Whitsun was a movable holiday that rarely fell May 15. - RBW]
The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 text. - BS
Last updated in version 2.6
File: GrD81796

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