Bonnie Wee Lassie Fae Gouroch, The
DESCRIPTION: Piper MacFarlane will wed the daughter of a grocer in Gouroch. He's "popped her the question and bought her the ring." Everywhere the couple go she causes a stir among men. In "a first-class hotel" they show they are not city folk.
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (recording, Belle Stewart)
KEYWORDS: courting fight humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
Belle Stewart, "The Bonnie Wee Lassie Fae Gouroch" (on Voice01)
NOTES [77 words]: Gourock is about 25 miles west of Glasgow at the mouth of the Clyde. - BS
According to Steve Byrne, this is a version of Harry Lauder's "Piper MacFarlane"; see Chris Wright, "'Forgotten Broadsides and the Song Tradition of the Scots Travellers" -- essay found in David Atkinson and Steve Roud, Editors, Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Tradition, Ashgate, 2014, p. 99 and note 50. - RBW
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