When Will Ye Gang Awa'? (Huntingtower) [Laws O23]

DESCRIPTION: Janie asks what Jamie will bring her when he crosses the sea. He promises a new gown, then a "gallant gay." She wants only him. He submits that he has a wife and children. She is distressed; he promises to marry her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan5); related text from 1827 (Kinloch)
KEYWORDS: courting clothes trick marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Canada(Mar) US(MA,MW,NE)
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Child 232, "Richie Story" (9 texts; the text in the Appendix is this song)
Bronson 232, "Richie Story" (9 versions, but #9 is "When Will Ye Gang Awa'? (Huntingtower)" [Laws O23], and #7 and #8 may be as well)
Laws O23, "When Will Ye Gang Awa'? (Huntingtower)"
GreigDuncan5 1052, "Huntingtower" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Ballads, p. 556, "The Duke of Athol" (1 text)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 217-218,"When Will Ye Gan Awa'?" (1 text, 1 tune) {Bronson's #9}
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 42-43, "When Ye Gang Away, Jamie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders-Ancient3, pp. 273-277, "Huntingtower" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Neely, p. 156, "What Will Ye Bring Tae Me?" (1 fragment which may be this)
ADDITIONAL: George R Kinloch, Ancient Scottish Ballads (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Bro0wn, & Green, 1827 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 170-173, "The Duke of Athol" (1 text)

Roud #345
NLScotland, RB.m.143(127), "Hunting Tower, Or when ye Gang Awa' Jamie," Poet's Box (Dundee), unknown
cf. "Richie Story" [Child 232]
The Laird of Dalziel's Leman (File: AdLaDaLe)
NOTES [52 words]: For the relationship of this song to "Richie Story" [Child 232], see the notes on that song. - RBW
Whitelaw-Ballads has 8 stanzas as compared to Child's and Kinloch's 15; both Whitelaw and Child claim Kinloch as source. Whitelaw-Ballads skips the promised gifts and goes directly to the question of marriage. - BS
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File: LO23

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