Mill, Mill O, The

DESCRIPTION: "Beneath a green shade I found a fair maid, Was sleeping sound and still." The singer has his way with her, then departs to fight in Flanders. Ten years later, he returns to find that she has a child and knows not the father. He marries her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1803 (_Scots Musical Museum_ #242)
KEYWORDS: sex rape mother children reunion marriage soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1437, "The Mill, Mill, O" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Ord, p. 165, "The Mill, Mill, O" (1 text)
James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume III, #242, pp. 250-251, "The Mill Mill O" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #8486
cf. "Binnorie" (tune, per GreigDuncan7)
File: Ord165

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