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)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.