Arlin's Fine Braes

DESCRIPTION: "I've travelled this country both early and late, And among the lasses I've had mony a lang sit." The singer recalls his wild ways as a young ploughman. Having had various misadventures, he warns listeners to settle down and work rather than rambling
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 ("The Carse of Pommaize," broadside from Poet's Box, Glasgow, according to GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: work farming rambling warning
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #118, p. 2, "The Carse o' Pommaize" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 415, "The Carse o' Pommaize" (7 texts, 3 tunes)
Ord, p. 250, "Arlin's Fine Braes" (1 text)

Roud #517
RECORDINGS:
Jimmy McBeath, "Arlin's Fine Braes" (on Voice20)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Erin-go-bragh" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Carse o' Braemese
The Carse o' Brindese
Earth of Braemese
Ireland's Fine Braes
NOTES: Broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(131), "The Carse of Pommaize" ("I have rambled this country both early and late"), The Poet's box (Glasgow), 1860 or 1865 could not be downloaded and verified. From the blurry small image I can see it seems to be this ballad. - BS
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File: Ord250

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