At the Back o' Benachie

DESCRIPTION: At the back of Benachie "where swiftly flies the swallow" the singer's sweetheart lived. She disdained him at first "but now she kindly smiles at me And likes to see me comin'" He's proud "for my love's a gentlewoman"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast)
KEYWORDS: courting
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #8, p. 2, ("'Twas at the back o' Benachie") (1 fragment)
NOTES [56 words]: This text shares its first verse with "The Lass o' Bennochie." While Greig considers it a different ballad, he says it "may originally have formed a kind of introduction to ['The Lass o' Bennochie']." It is not included among Greig/Duncan5 1012's 15 texts. Greig's text seems complete enough but he claims to give only "a verse or two." - BS
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File: Grg008

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