Bonnie Mason Laddie (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "Simmer's gaun awa'... And the bonnie mason laddies They'll be comin' home... And the bonnie mason laddie He will marry me." The singer describes all the men she will not have (sailor, ploughman, blacksmith, weaver), "But I will hae the mason."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: love courting work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #40, pp. 1-2, "The Bonnie Mason Laddie" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 464, "The Bonnie Mason Laddie" (1 text)
Ord, p. 108, "The Bonnie Mason Laddie" (1 text)

Roud #5540
cf. "Soldier Boy for Me (A Railroader for Me)" (theme: professional comparison) and references there
cf. "The Masons" (subject: praise of masons)
cf. "The Mason Laddie" (subject: praise of masons)
NOTES [31 words]: This is so like "Soldier Boy for Me" in lyrics and theme that at first I lumped them. I still suspect cross-fertilization, but this is sufficiently close-knit that I've split it off. - RBW
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File: Ord108

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