Sweet Tayside

DESCRIPTION: The singer overhears two lovers. The man says it would be a "great sin" if the girl does not give him a love token. She asks what he would have; he names a ring, a garter, and a broach. She gives them, then laments that he is untrue. He then marries her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1881 (Christie)
KEYWORDS: love courting ring gift betrayal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #97, p. 2, "Sweet Tayside" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 882, "Sweet Tayside" (2 texts plus a single verse on p. 570, 1 tune)
Ord, pp. 118-119, "Sweet Tayside" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: W. Christie, editor, Traditional Ballad Airs (Edinburgh, 1881 (downloadable pdf by University of Edinburgh, 2007)), Vol II, pp. 92-93, "The Ploughman's Daughter" (1 tune)

Roud #5544
cf. "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (tune, per GreigDuncan4)
The Ploughman's Bonny Lassie
File: Ord118

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