Star of Glengary, The

DESCRIPTION: "The red moon is up o'er the moss-covered mountain." Donald goes to "Logan's bright water" to propose to "Mary, the star of Glengary," knowing his competition is the rich miller. She apparently accepts since she is "a gude wife to me."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1835 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3541))
KEYWORDS: courting wife river money
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
O'Conor, p. 11, "The Star of Glengary" (1 text)
Reeves-Sharp, p. 234, "Logan's Bright Water" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2237, p. 150, "The Star of Glengarry" (1 reference)

Roud #13901
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3541), "The Star of Glengary", G Walker (Durham), 1797-1834; also Harding B 11(3326), Harding B 11(3645), Harding B 11(3646), Harding B 11(3647), Harding B 17(301b), Johnson Ballads 1097, 2806 c.14(128), "The Star of Glengarry"; Harding B 20(33), Harding B 11(3574), Harding B 18(716), Harding B 26(626), "The Star of Glengary"
LOCSheet, sm1877 08720, "The Star of Glengary", Spear & Dehnhoff (New York), 1877 (tune)
LOCSinging, as113120, "The Star of Glengary", J. Andrews (New York), 1853-1859; also sb40474a, "The Star of Glengary"
Murray, Mu23-y1:075, "The Star of Glengary", James Lindsay (Glasgow), 19C
NLScotland, L.C.178.A.2(299), "The Star of Glengary", unknown, c.1860; also L.C.Fol.70(1a), "The Star of Glengary"

NOTES: LOCSheet, sm1877 08720: "composed by Charles W Pette" may refer to the arranger.
Broadside LOCSinging as113120: J. Andrews dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
Last updated in version 3.5
File: OCon011

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 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.