For I'm Nae Awa' to Bide Awa'
DESCRIPTION: The singer says he's not going to stay away. "Your laddie with the tartan plaid He'll come again to see you"
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: courting parting
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #51, p. 2, ("For I'm nae awa' to bide awa'") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan8 1853, "For I'm Nae Awa' to Bide Awa'" (1 fragment)
NOTES: GreigDuncan8: "Cf. the similar verse given, perhaps mistakenly, as version E of [GreigDuncan2] 257 'My Ain Kate'." Maybe so, but that verse has nothing of the lines quoted in the description.
Greig's informant: "My mother says she often heard the verse sung at the end of 'Mormond Braes,' but does not know whether it had any connection with that song or not." I think the verse does not fit as an ending -- even as a surprise happy ending -- to "Mormond Braes." - BS
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