Auld Luckie of Brunties

DESCRIPTION: "It's a' ye rovin' young men, come listen unto me, And dinna gang to Brunties toon The lasses for to see; Auld Luckie she's a wily ane, And she does watch the toon," fining visitors for vice. She traps a young couple bundling. He wishes her in hell
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: sin money punishment escape food nightvisit
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #178, p. 1, "Auld Luckie" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 373, "Bruntie's" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Ord, pp. 246-247, "Auld Luckie of Brunties" (1 text)

Roud #5577
Lucky Duff
NOTES [79 words]: GreigDuncan3: "The farm of Bruntyards Gamrie, Banffshire (see map), was farmed by Mrs Annabella Duff (Auld Luckie) the widow of the former farmer, James Duff, from 1883 to 1893.... The song was reputedly written by a local poet called Shaw."
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Bruntyards (373) is at coordinate (h6,v7-8) on that map [near Banff, roughly 37 miles NNW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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File: Ord246

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