Jock Scott

DESCRIPTION: Jock recalls the first time he saw Mary, whose beauty ensnared him. He takes a job with her father, and wins her heart. They plan to flee. Her father follows and drags her away. When they try again, he is accused of forgery. He hopes to win free
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: love courting servant father punishment trick
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #81, pp. 1-2, "Jock Scott"; Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 12-13, "Jock Scott" (2 texts)
GreigDuncan6 1096, "Jock Scott" (4 texts, 4 tunes)
Ord, pp. 448-450, "Jock Scott" (1 text)

Roud #5620
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Henry Connors" [Laws M5] (plot)
cf. "Erin's Lovely Home" [Laws M6] (plot)
cf. "William Riley's Courtship [Laws M9]" (plot)
cf. "Jock Scott" (plot)
cf. "The Footboy" (plot)
cf. "Nairn's River Banks" (tune, per GreigDuncan6)
File: Ord448

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