Braes of Killiecrankie, The
DESCRIPTION: A soldier asks a maid to go with him to the "Braes of Killiecrankie"; he'll buy her a silk gown and fine coat. She won't go because her mother would be angry and her father would follow them. The soldier sleeps alone with his pack.
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: seduction rejection derivative dialog father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 61, "The Braes of Killiecrankie" (1 text)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 167, "The Braes o Killiecrankie" (1 text)
cf. "The Birks of Abergeldy" (tune, per Lyle-Crawfurd1, half of first two verses and structure)
NOTES [56 words]: Of "The Braes of Killiecrankie" and "The Birks of Abergeldy," one must be source and the other derivative. The tune, according to the commentary at broadside NLScotland, Ry.III.a.10(057), "The Birks of Abergeldy," was first recorded in 1692. The broadside itself is from c.1701. I'm guessing "The Birks of Abergeldy" is the source. - BS
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