Bonnie Buchairn

DESCRIPTION: The singer asks, "Quhilk o' ye lasses will go to Buchairn (x3) And be the gudewife o' bonnie Buchairn?" He turns down the pretty girls, wanting "the lass wi' the shaif o' bank notes." He describes his plans for the wedding
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Kinloch)
KEYWORDS: courting wedding money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Kinloch-BBook XX, pp. 69-70, "Bonnie Buchairn" (1 text)
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 119-121, "Glowerowerum" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #19, pp. 1-2, "Glowerowerem" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 816, "Glowerowerem" (6 texts, 3 tunes)
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 96-97, "Glowerowerum" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST KinBB20 (Full)
Roud #1101
Balcairn's Knowes
NOTES [57 words]: In dealing with old songbooks which do not list sources, it is a perpetual problem to determine what is traditional and what is just space-filling garbage. Kinloch's looks a little artsy and archaizing, as if touched up -- but the basic text seems very traditional.
Either that, or it's the first-ever proposal for an urban renewal grant. - RBW
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File: KinBB20

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