Bleacher Lassie o' Kelvinhaugh

DESCRIPTION: "As I went out on a summer's evening," the singer meets a pretty girl in Kelvinhaugh. He asks what she is doing, then enquires if she will go with him. She refuses; she is waiting for her love, gone for seven years. He reveals himself as the missing lover
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: love reunion disguise
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ord, p. 77, "The Bleacher Lassie o' Kelvinhaugh" (1 text)
Greig #109, p. 1, "The Bleacher Lassie" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan5 1041, "The Bleacher Lassie" (13 texts plus two fragments on p. 628, 9 tunes)

Roud #3325
BROADSIDES:
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(24b), "Bleaching Lassie of Kelvinhaugh," Poet's Box (Dundee), c. 1890 [despite the title, the girl is called a "bleacher lassie"]
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. esp. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] and references there
cf. "My Faithful Fair One" (tune, per Greig)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Sweet Kelvinhaugh
The Bleacher Lassie o' Kelvinhaugh
File: Ord077

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