Bonny Blue-Eyed Lassie, The
DESCRIPTION: If the singer were at the top of the mountain with gold in his pocket and money for counting he would give it all to have his fancy and marry blue-eyed Nancy. Some say she's too low in station and will be his ruination but he would marry her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1826 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: love marriage nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord)) Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 33, "The Bonnie Blue-Eyed Lassie" (1 text)
OCroinin-Cronin 148, "The Bonny Blue-Eyed Lassie" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Bonny Blue-Eyed Lassie" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: The second O Croinin text is a copy of the Lyle-Crawfurd1 text.
Also see Bothy Band, "How Can I Live at the Top of a Mountain" (on Bothy Band, "Afterhours," Green Linnet SIF 3016 (1984)), which is very close to the Digital Tradition text. - BS
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