Tak' Back the Ring, Dear Jamie
DESCRIPTION: The singer says "I canna leave my mammie, She's been sae kind to me." The singer's mother is old and frail, her eyes are dim "And seen they'll close and a'." The singer promised her father to take care of mother. If Jamie can't wait, they cannot marry.
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: age marriage nonballad mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan4 901, "Tak' Back the Ring, Dear Jamie" (2 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan4 cites a reference to John Cameron's Lyric Gems of Scotland, not always an indication that the song is the same. However, since there is no ring in the GreigDuncan4 texts, and no other comment explaining the title, I assume there is a ring in the Lyric Gems text. - BS
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