Braes of Balquhidder (II), The

DESCRIPTION: Singer: "let us go, lassie, go To the braes of Balquhither." He'll make a bower covered with flowers. In winter they'll sing in the bower protected from storms. Now in summer flowers are blooming and "wild mountain thyme A' the moorlands perfuming"
AUTHOR: Robert Tannahill, music by R.A. Smith (according to OCroinin-Cronin)
EARLIEST DATE: 1838 (Tannahill, _The Poems and Songs of Robert Tannahill_, according to GreigDuncan4 p. 564))
KEYWORDS: courting love flowers nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OCroinin-Cronin 151, "The Braes of Balquidder" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Tannahill, Complete Songs and Poems of Robert Tannahill (Paisley:Wm Wilson, 1877 ("Digitized by Microsoft")) pp. 6-7, "The Braes of Balquhither" [Air "The Three Carles o' Buchanan"] (1 text)

Roud #541
RECORDINGS:
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Braes of Balquidder" (on IRECronin01)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(431), "Braes o' Balquhither" ("Let us go, lassie, go"), W. & T. Fordyce (Newcastle), 1832-1842; also 2806 c.14(84), 2806 c.14(36), Firth b.25(231), Harding B 11(429), Harding B 25(266), Harding B 11(3873), 2806 c.14(109)[partly illegible], Harding B 11(2422), "Braes o' Balquhither."
NLScotland, L.C.178.A.2(202), "Braes o' Balquhither," unknown, c.1880

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Braes of Balquhidder (I)" (some lines) and references there
cf. "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go" (lyrics, theme)
File: OCC151

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.