Down By the Derwent Side

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a girl going to tend her father's sheep "down by the Derwent side." She refuses to go with him. "In time my suit I fondly pressed to win her for my bride." She finally agrees
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Kidson-Tunes)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage shepherd
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 151-152, "Down By the Derwent Side" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Anne Geddes Gilchrist, EFDSS Archives AGG/7/35, "Down By the Derwent Side" accessed 5 October 2012 from http://library.efdss.org/archives/cgi-bin/search.cgi.
Anne Geddes Gilchrist, EFDSS Archives AGG/7/37, "Down By the Derwent Side" accessed 5 October 2012 from http://library.efdss.org/archives/cgi-bin/search.cgi.
Anne Geddes Gilchrist, EFDSS Archives AGG/7/38, "Down By the Derwent Side" accessed 5 October 2012 from http://library.efdss.org/archives/cgi-bin/search.cgi. [one verse, almost entirely illegible]

Roud #1114
NOTES: From his fragment Kidson considered this a local variant of "The Shannon Side" which "may be another instance of the alteration of the locality to suit local singers." The Kidson-Tunes verses are very close to the beginning of "Shannon Side" but the resolution added by Gilchrist's texts are entirely different. - BS
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