When the Kye Come Hame
DESCRIPTION: The singer says "the greatest bliss" for shepherds when "his ewes are in the fold and his lambs are lying still" "'tis to woo a bonnie lassie when the kye comes hame ... beneath the spreading birch in the dell"
AUTHOR: James Hogg (1770-1835) (Bodleian notes to broadside Firth b.26(194) and others; NLScotland commentary to L.C.Fol.70(5a))
EARLIEST DATE: 1822 (Hogg's novel _The Three Perils of Man_ and revised with music in 1823 in _Blackwood's Magazine_, according to NLScotland commentary to L.C.Fol.70(5a))
KEYWORDS: sex nonballad animal sheep shepherd
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Charles W. Eliot, editor, English Poetry Vol II From Collins to Fitzgerald (New York, 1910), #448, pp. 765-767, "When the Kye Comes Hame" (by James Hogg)
McMorland-Scott, pp. 37-38, 149, "When the Kye Cames Hame" (1 text, 1 tune)
Willie Scott, "When the Kye Comes Hame" (on Voice20)
Bodleian, Firth b.26(194), "When the Kye Come Hame" ("Come all ye jolly shepherds"), John Ross (Newcastle), 1847-1852; also 2806 d.31(51), Harding B 11(4129), Harding B 11(4131), Harding B 11(3410), 2806 c.14(123), Harding B 11(4132), Harding B 26(670), Harding B 26(672), "When the Kye Come Hame"
LOCSheet, sm1846 410220, "When the Kye Come Hame," G. P. Reed (Boston), 1846; also sm1876 11358, "When the Kye Come Hame" (tune)
Murray, Mu23-y4:028, "When The Kye Come Hame," unknown, 19C
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(5a), "When the Kye Come Hame," unknown, c.1875
cf. "The Blathrie O't" (tune, per broadside Bodleian 2806 c.14(123))
NOTES [19 words]: The cover to broadside LOCSheet sm1846 410220 states "Written by Hogg, the Etrick Shepherd Music by Wm Rogers." - BS
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