Bonnie Glasgow Green

DESCRIPTION: "As I went out one morning fair On Glasgow green to tak the air, I spied a lass wi' yellow hair And twa bewitching e'en, O." The girl will not betray her mason. He asks if she can trust a mason. She decides to turn to the singer. He praises Glasgow Green
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection betrayal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ord, pp. 121-122, "Bonnie Glasgow Green" (1 text)
Greig #119, pp. 1-2, "Glasgow Green" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1130, "Glasgow Green" (6 texts, 4 tunes)

Roud #6262
cf. "The Birken Tree" (form); also tune per GreigDuncan4)
Bonny Glasgow Green
The Banks o' the Don
Ythan Side
NOTES [32 words]: And the singer *wants* a girl who changes her mind that easily? Ouch.
At least some versions of this appear to have been sung to "The Birken Tree," to which it is highly similar in detail. - RBW
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File: Ord121

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