O Saw Ye the Lass Wi' the Bonnie Blue Een
DESCRIPTION: Donald says, "O saw ye the lass wi' the bonnie blue een? Her smile is the sweetest that ever was seen." He describes her home in the valley. He will meet her "when night overshadows her cot in the glen"
AUTHOR: Richard Ryan (source: Whitelaw)
EARLIEST DATE: 1833 (Cartee); before 1835 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2757))
KEYWORDS: courting beauty nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1842, "Hey to the Lass Wi' the Bonny Blue Een" (1 text fragment, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 74, "Oh, Saw Ye the Lass" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: C. Soule Cartee, The Souvenir Minstrel (Philadelphia, 1833 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 138, "Oh! Saw Ye the Lass"
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2757), "Oh Saw Ye the Lass Wi' the Bonny Blue E'en" ("Oh, saw ye the lass wi' the bonny blue e'en?," G. Walker (Durham), 1797-1834
LOCSinging, as110030, "O Saw Ye the Lass Wi' the Bonnie Blue Een," L. Deming (Boston), no date
cf. "Jock Robb" (tune, per GreigDuncan8)
NOTES [16 words]: GreigDuncan8 is a fragment; broadside Bodleian B 11(2757) is the basis for the description. - BS
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