Geordie Downie

DESCRIPTION: "Hae ye heard o' a widow in rich attire... She's followed a tinker frae Dee-side, His name was Geordie Downie." She rejoices to follow tinker Geordie rather than her former husband. But he gets drunk, kills her, and falls off his horse and dies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (GreigDuncan2)
KEYWORDS: tinker Gypsy courting abandonment homicide death horse
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan2 279, "Geordie Downie" (2 texts, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan7 1349, "My Bonny Love Geordie Gordon" (1 fragment)
Ord, p. 461, "Geordie Downie" (1 text)

Roud #3930
NOTES: Ord discusses this in connection with the "glamour" cast by the Gypsy Laddie over women, implying that this is a sort of sequel of that song. This seems unlikely, but it probably does derive from the same sort of anti-Gypsy feeling. - RBW
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File: Ord461

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