Lock the Door, Lariston

DESCRIPTION: "Lock the door, Larriston, Lion of Liddesdale; Lock the door, Larriston, Lowther comes on; The Armstrongs are flying...." English attackers are coming; the singer calls on Elliot of Lariston to defend them. The singer cheers his success
AUTHOR: James Hogg
EARLIEST DATE: 1797 (source: Brander)
KEYWORDS: battle borderballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 54-55, 150, "Lock the Door Lariston" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: James Hogg, _The Works of the Ettrick Shepherd_ (London: Blackie & Son,1874) p. 406, "Lock the Door, Lariston"
Michael Brander, _Scottish and Border Battles and Ballads_, 1975 (page references to the 1993 Barnes & Noble edition), pp. 81-82, "Lock the Door, Larriston" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #21732
File: MBra081

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