Soft Lowland Tongue o the Borders, The

DESCRIPTION: "Blithe is the lilt o his ain mother tongue To the exile...." "We hear the auld tongue frae the stoot Border lad... The Border lass sings it in strains sweet or sad." The soft lowland Border tongue "was spoken by Leyden and Scott [and] by Hogg"
AUTHOR: William Sanderson (1853-1945) (source: McMorland-Scott)
EARLIEST DATE: 1989 (McMorland-Scott)
KEYWORDS: homesickness pride emigration Scotland nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 32-33, 149, "The Soft Lowland Tongue o the Borders" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #21754
File: McSc032

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