Collier Laddie, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer (or someone) sees a bonnie lass, and steps up to court her. She rejects him; she loves a collier laddie. He goes to her father, offering land and wealth. She still says no. Years later, he turns up poor and begs at the door of girl and collier
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: love courting beauty rejection marriage begging
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Greig #65, p. 1, "The Ploughman Laddie" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan5 991, "The Collier Laddie" (7 texts plus two fragments on pp. 607-608, 3 tunes)
Ord, pp. 40-42, "The Collier Laddie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lyle-Crawfurd1 60, "Laird of Johnstone and Miss Jean Macdowall" (1 fragment)
DT, COLLAD COLLAD2*

Roud #3787
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Laird o' Drum" (tune, per GreigDuncan5)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Bonnie Jeannie Gordon
The Ploughman's Lass
File: Ord040A

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