Robin Tamson's Smiddy [Laws O12]

DESCRIPTION: The singer has been sent to the smithy to have the mare shod. While there he woos the smith's daughter behind her father's back. The girl dislikes his poor clothes; he says she can mend them. She decides to run off with him rather than live an old maid
AUTHOR: Alexander Rodger (1784-1846) (source: Whistle-Binkie)
EARLIEST DATE: 1842 (in _Whistle-Binkie_, as "My Auld Breeks, air the Corn Clips")
KEYWORDS: clothes courting elopement horse
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Aber)) US(MW) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (12 citations):
Laws O12, "Robin Tamson's Smiddy"
Logan, pp. 365-367, "My Minnie Ment My Auld Breeks" (1 text)
Greig #139, p. 1, "Robin Tamson's Smiddy" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 1009, "Robin Tamson's Smiddy" (4 texts, 4 tunes)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 165, "My Mither Men't" (1 text)
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 82-84, "Robin Tamson's Smiddy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 4-5, "Robbie Tamson's Smiddie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gardner/Chickering 67, "Robin Tamson's Smiddy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-Maritime, p. 39, "Robbie Tampson's Smitty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 14, "Robbie Tampson's Smitty" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 671, RTSMITTY
ADDITIONAL: Alexander Rodger, editor, _Whistle-Binkie_, Third Series (Glasgow, 1842), pp. 64-66, "My Auld Breeks"; also Whistle-Binkie, (Glasgow, 1878), Vol I, pp. 377-378, "My Auld Breeks"

Roud #939
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Firth b.25(573), "Robin Thompson's Smiddy," J. Moore (Belfast), 1846-1852; also 2806 c.16(207)=Harding B 11(3301), "Robin Thompson's Smiddy"; Harding B 11(2103), "Duddy Breeks" or "Robbin Thompson's Smiddy"; Firth b.26(528), "Robin Tamson"; Harding B 11(1018), Harding B 11(331), "Duddy Breeks"
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(42b), "Robin Tamson's Smiddy," Poet's Box (Dundee), c 1880-1900

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Cornclip" (tune, per Whistle-Binkie)
File: LO12

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