Foot of the Mountain Brow, The (The Maid of the Mountain Brow) [Laws P7]

DESCRIPTION: Jimmy woos Polly with a promise to work hard. He offers her crops, horses, and servants. She says he spends too much time and money at the inn. He observes that the money is his and he will do with it as he will. He leaves her; she regrets her words
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (OLochlainn); c.1867 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 b.9(179))
KEYWORDS: courting money rejection
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW) Canada(Mar,Newf,Ont) Ireland
REFERENCES (15 citations):
Laws P7, "The Foot of the Mountain Brow (The Maid of the Mountain Brow)"
Dean, pp. 83-84, "The Maid of the Logan Bough" (1 text)
Gardner/Chickering 39, "The Foot of the Mountain Bow" (1 text)
FSCatskills 27, "The Maid on the Mountain Brow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 74, "At the Foot of the Mountain Brow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach-Labrador 45, "Maid of the Mountain Brow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 42, "The Maid of the Mountain Brow" (1 text)
Ives-PEI, pp. 70-72,81, "The Maid of the Mountain Brow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Ontario 36, "The Maid of the Mountain Brow" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H84+H688, p. 364, "The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe" (1 text, 1 tune)
OLochlainn 19, "The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 85-86, "The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe" (1 text)
MacSeegTrav 52, "The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 494, BRNKNOWE
ADDITIONAL: Kathleen Hoagland, editor, One Thousand Years of Irish Poetry (New York, 1947), pp. 282-283, "The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe" (1 text)

Roud #562
RECORDINGS:
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, "The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe" (on IRClancyMakem01)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, 2806 b.9(179), "The Maid of the Sweet Brown Howe," P. Brereton (Dublin), c.1867; also 2806 c.8(236), 2806 c.8(294), "The Maid of Sweet Brown Howe"
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Largy Line" (tune)
cf. "Roll Me From the Wall" (tune)
SAME TUNE:
The Largy Line (File: HHH781)
File: LP07

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