North Highlands, The

DESCRIPTION: "Down in yon meadow, I chanced for to spy A bonnie young lassie that pleased my eye.... Bonnie lassie, come to the North Hielands wi' me." He offers lands and wealth; she says her parents would object. He turns to go; she consents to go with him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Ord-BothySongsAndBallads)
KEYWORDS: love courting money father mother separation
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #55, p. 1, "The North Highlands"; #61, p. 2, "The North Highlands" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
Greig/Duncan4 853, "The North Highlands" (12 texts, 8 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, p. 87, "Bonnie Lassie, Come to the North Hielands" (1 text)

Roud #5565
File: Ord087

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