On Longside Road (Auld Lang Syne)

DESCRIPTION: "On Longside Road I've often trod... 'Twas there I spied another maid In the arms of my dear." The singer hisses her anger: "You think I that I could love you still?" She is resolved "to shun your company." But she would take old lovers into her home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Greig/Duncan6)
KEYWORDS: love betrayal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #97, p. 2, "On Longside Road"; #172, pp. 1-2, "Auld Lang Syne" (2 texts)
Greig/Duncan6 1143, "Auld Lang Syne" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, p. 172, "On Longside Road; or The False Lover" (1 text)

Roud #5583
cf. "Auld Lang Syne" (some lines) and references there
NOTES [46 words]: In the course of the song, the girl says she would not forgive her false love were he "fair as Absalom." According to 2 Samuel 14:25, David's son Absalom was the most beautiful man in Israel. - RBW
Greig/Duncan6: "Learnt in Culsalmond sixty years ago. Noted September 1906." - BS
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File: Ord172

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