Tan-Yard Side, The [Laws M28]

DESCRIPTION: The singer loves a girl who lives by the tan-yard side. After a year of courtship, they prepare to be wed, but her father has him sent to sea. He vows to marry her if he ever returns
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1884 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3956))
KEYWORDS: courting exile sea return
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond)) US(MA) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws M28, "The Tan-Yard Side"
Peacock, pp. 592-593, "The Slaney Side" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Creighton-NovaScotia 76, "Down By the Tan-Yard Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
O'Conor, p. 25, "The Tan Yard Side" (1 text)
OLochlainn 41, "Down by the Tanyard Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H52b pp. 429-430, "The Slaney Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Maud Karpeles, _Folk Songs of Europe_, Oak, 1956, 1964, p. 69, "Down by the Tanyard Side" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1021
Frank Quinn, "The Tan Yard Side" (on Voice10)
Peter Molloy, "Down By the Tanyard Side" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Winfred Powers, "The Slaney Side" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Phoebe Smith, "The Tan Yard Side" (on Voice11)

Bodleian, Harding B 11(3956), "The Tan-Yard Side," H. Disley (London), 1860-1883; also Firth b.26(335), 2806 b.11(19), "The Tan-Yard Side"; Firth c.16(467), "The Tanyard Side"; 2806 c.15(330)[some lines illegible], "The Slaney Side"
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(96b), "The Slaney Side," James Lindsay (Glasgow), c.1855

cf. "Fish and Chips" (tune)
Fish and Chips (File: OLcM250)
File: LM28

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