My Bonny Lad

DESCRIPTION: "Ha' you seen owt of my bonny lad?... He's gone along wi' a stick in his hand/He's gone to row the keel-o" "Yes, I ha' seen your bonny lad; 'twas on the sea I spied him/His grave was green, but not wi' grass/And you'll never lay beside him"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (recording, Isla Cameron)
KEYWORDS: navy separation death sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
Roud #204
RECORDINGS:
Anne Briggs, "My Bonny Lad" (on Briggs2, Briggs3)
Isla Cameron, "My Bonny Lad" (on Lomax41, LomaxCD1741)

NOTES: This sounds like a fragment, but in fact the story is complete, although squeezed down to bare essentials. - PJS
File: RcMBL

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