Sir Neil and Glengyle [Laws M39]

DESCRIPTION: Ann is wooed by Sir Neil and Glengyle. Her brother, hearing a false rumor that Sir Neil has slandered his sister, demands a duel and is killed. Glengyle kills Sir Neil. Ann, horrified by the slaughter, will not have Glengyle and vows to die unwed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1801 (Hogg, Scottish Pastorals)
KEYWORDS: homicide brother sister courting death
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws M39, "Sir Neil and Glengyle"
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #109, p. 1, "Sir Niel and M'Van" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan2 217, "Sir Niel and Macvan" (7 texts, 5 tunes)
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, pp. 92-95, "Sir Neil and Glengyle" (1 text, 3 tunes)
Mackenzie-BalladsAndSeaSongsFromNovaScotia 20, "Sir Neil and Glengyle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-FolksongsFromMaine 16, "Sir Neil and Glengyle" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-BookOfScottishBallads, pp. 289-290, "Sir Neil and Mac Van" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: James Hogg, Scottish Pastorals (Edinburgh: John Taylor, 1801 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 49-55, "The Death of Sir Neil Stuart and Donald M'Vane"

Roud #1914
Alexander March, "Glen Gyle" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES [61 words]: Hogg's subtitle is "an auld tale made new again." He has as his tune, "Jonny Faa." But is Hogg the author? Greig/Duncan2 p. 531: "James Hogg, perhaps drawing on a chapbook source, included the song in his Scottish Pastorals...."
I was not able to read the one broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(44), "Glengyle & Sir Neil" ("In yonder isle beyond Argyle"), unknown, n.d. - BS
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