In Cortachy Cottage
DESCRIPTION: "In Cortachy cottage there lives a young lassie, A lassie that I like wondrous fine"; she is beautiful and the singer wishes she were his. The singer first saw her by the Esk as the birds sang.
EARLIEST DATE: 1873 (Harris manuscript)
KEYWORDS: love courting river
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
HarrisLyleMcAlpineMcLucas, p. 159, "In Cortachy Cottage" (1 short text)
NOTES: The current description is based on the Harris fragment. The piece is short enough that it could be a modified version of any number of other songs. - RBW
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