Banks of Dundee, The (Undaunted Mary) [Laws M25]

DESCRIPTION: A rich girl, now living with her uncle, falls in love with Willie, a plowboy. Since her uncle wants her to marry a squire, he tries to have Willie pressed. The squire attempts to take Mary; she shoots him, then her uncle. Mary then is free to marry Willie
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1845 (broadside, Harding B 11(3942))
KEYWORDS: love death marriage poverty rape
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,Ro,SE,So,SW) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(England(North),Scotland) Ireland
REFERENCES (36 citations):
Laws M25, "The Banks of Dundee (Undaunted Mary)"
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 78-81, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #66, pp. 1-2, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
GreigDuncan2 224, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (9 texts, 9 tunes)
Ord, pp. 406-407, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 200-201, "The Banks of Sweet Dandee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 116-117, "The Farmer's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
RoudBishop #58, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 68, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 664, "On the Banks of the Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 53-55,173, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 2 tunes)
McBride 5, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Eddy 54, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
Gardner/Chickering 69, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text plus an excerpt and mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
Peters, pp. 200-201, "The Farmer Had a Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Stout 30, pp. 44-45, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
Belden, pp. 137-139, "The Banks of Dundee" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Chappell-FSRA 58, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
Randolph 62, "On the Banks of Sweet Dundee" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 85-88, "On the Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 62A)
Moore-Southwest 77, "Pretty Mary" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bronner-Eskin1 1, "The Banks of the Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #23, "On the Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 67, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
BrownSchinhanIV 323, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 128-130, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Creighton-Maritime, p. 38, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 23, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 740-741, "The Banks of Dundee" (1 text)
Leach-Labrador 14, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 6, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
FSCatskills 50, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 394-397, "The Farmer's Daughter" (1 text)
JHCox 119, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (2 texts)
DT 318, SWTDUNDE* SWYDUND2*
ADDITIONAL: James P. Leary, Compiler and Annotator, _Wisconsin Folklore_ University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, article "Kentucky Folksong in Northern Wisconsin" by Asher E. Treat, p. 227, "A Farmer Had a Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune, sung by Pearl Jacobs Borusky)

Roud #148
RECORDINGS:
Bob Brader, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (on Voice15)
Michael "Straighty" Flanagan, "Banks of Sweet Dundee" (on IRClare01)
Tony Wales, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (on TWales1)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3942), "Undaunted Mary" or "The Banks of Sweet Dundee," J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 15(339a), Harding B 11(67), Harding B 11(834), Johnson Ballads 612A, Harding B 11(3944), Firth c.12(262), Harding B 11(2540), Harding B 11(3943), "Undaunted Mary" or "The Banks of Sweet Dundee"; Firth c.26(255), Harding B 18(25), 2806 c.14(15)[partly illegible], "Banks of Sweet Dundee" [same as LOCSinging as200230]; Firth c.12(260), "Undaunted Mary, On the Banks of Sweet Dundee"; 2806 c.16(263), "Undaunted Mary"
LOCSinging, as200230, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee", H. De Marsan (New York), 1861-1864; also as111340, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(25)]
Murray, Mu23-y1:094, "Undaunted Mary on The Banks of Sweet Dundee", James Lindsay (Glasgow), 19C
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(110a), "Banks of Sweet Dundee," unknown, c. 1890; also RB.m.143(034), "Banks of Sweet Dundee"

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Gardener Lad" (tune, according to GreigDuncan2)
cf. "The Banks of the Inverness" (sequel)
cf. "William's Return to the Banks of Sweet Dundee (Answer to Undaunted Mary)" (sequel)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Plooboy
The Sweet and Dee
NOTES: Greig: "There is another 'Banks of sweet Dundee,' but the story in it is different, although the hero is also William and a ploughboy."
I am following Greig, GreigDuncan and Roud in splitting this from "Answer to Undaunted Mary." The Bodleian broadsides with that title have been moved to the sequel.
Broadside LOCSinging as200230: H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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