DESCRIPTION: "O as I came in by Inverness-shire, It was to view the brave Loch Ness, It was there I met wi' a fair young maiden...." The singer tries to induce her to marry. She says she had her chance years ago, and refused. He urges her to change her mind.
EARLIEST DATE: 1985 (recording, Belle Stewart)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
Belle Stewart, "Inverness-shire" (on SCStewartsBlair01)
NOTES: This sounds like it ought to have a broken-token-and-reunion ending, but in the Stewart version at least, it ends with the girl rejecting the sailor and the sailor saying she should change her mind. - RBW
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