DESCRIPTION: A stream turns a mill wheel and runs through the rocks. Flowers bloom on its banks. It joins a river and runs to the sea. "Nae vain repinin' at the hardness o' its lot"; good and ill "it took as micht be"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Carnegie)
KEYWORDS: virtue river sea flowers nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #62, p. 2, "The Burnie" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Andrew Carnegie, An American Four-in-Hand in Britain (New York, 1907 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 193-194, ("It drappit frae a gray rock upon a mossy stane") (1 text)
NOTES [29 words]: Greig: "Mr Jamieson says that he picked up the song long ago from the singing of a young lady from the Mearns."
Carnegie attributes "The Burnie" to "a true poet, Ballantyne." - BS
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