As I Walked Oot One Sabbath Mornin'

DESCRIPTION: "As I walked oot one Sabbath mornin' As I gaed oot by the break of day I spied a handsome and fair young damsel, She was walking like a lady gay"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: beauty travel
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1799, "As I Walked Oot One Sabbath Mornin'" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #13000
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 fragment.
The GreigDuncan8 notes suggest that this might be "Young Munro" or "William Taylor" [Laws N11]. I don't see the "Young Munro" connection but "William Taylor" often includes a verse like "She arose early in the morning, Early by the break of day, There she espied o'er William Taylor, Walking with his lady gay" [Broadside Bodleian Harding B 25(2069), "William Taylor" ("William was a youthful lover"), unknown, no date]. - BS
I also thought of "William Taylor," based on the meter as much as the contents. The words make me think more of a broken token song -- but that's no help, given how many such there are. - RBW
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File: GrD81799

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