Dusty Miller, The

DESCRIPTION: "Hey the dusty miller [(x2)], Dusty was his coat, dusty was his colour, dusty was the kiss That I got frae the miller." "Hey the dusty miller, With his dusty coast, He will spend a shilling Ere he win a groat."
AUTHOR: adapted by Robert Burns, but the extent of his changes is not clear
EARLIEST DATE: 1788 (Burns)
KEYWORDS: miller courting
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (7 citations):
GreigDuncan3 454, "The Dusty Miller" (2 texts, 3 tunes)
Whitelaw-Song, pp. 178-179, "The Dusty Miller" (1 text)
Opie-Oxford2 351, "O the little rusty dusty miller" (2 texts)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 107, "(O the dusty miller)" (1 text)
DT, DSTYMILR*
ADDITIONAL: James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #201, pp. 311, "Dusty Miller" (1 text, 1 tune, from 1788)
James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume II, #144, p. 155, "Dusty Miller" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5959
File: MSNR107

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