Charlie Mackie

DESCRIPTION: "There was a farmer on Isladale, Possessions he had mony. He had an only daughter fair...." The girl Annie falls in love with her father's servant Charlie Mackie. The father dismisses Charlie. She grows sick, is sent to the sea, and finds Charlie
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: love courting servant separation reunion disease
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #77, p. 2, "Charlie Mackie" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan5 1032, "Charlie Mackie" (13 texts, 10 tunes)
Ord, pp. 452-454, "Charlie Mackie" (1 text)

Roud #5621
cf. "Andrew Lammie" [Child 233] (lyrics, form, themes)
cf. "The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow" (tune, per GreigDuncan5)
cf. "Tifty's Annie" (tune, per GreigDuncan5)
NOTES [73 words]: This shares not only a general theme but a metrical form and even quite a few words with "Andrew Lammie," though this is a much feebler thing. There can be no question that the two songs are related. All evidence points to "Andrew Lammie" as the elder song; it is stronger, it employs fewer cliches; it omits the sea cure. Nonetheless the references in Ord and Grieg make it clear that "Charlie Mackie" is traditional in its own right. - RBW
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File: Ord452

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