Hexhamshire Lass, The

DESCRIPTION: "Hey for the buff and the blue, Hey for the cap and the feather, Hey for the bonny lass true That lives in Hexhamshire." The singer wishes he could have the girl; he cannot sleep without her, and says his heart will break
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1812 (Bell)
KEYWORDS: love rejection
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 64-65, "The Hexhamshire Lass" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3182
cf. "Katie Cruel (The Leeboy's Lassie; I Know Where I'm Going)" (lyrics)
cf. "Aye Wauking, O" (some verses)
NOTES: Fragments of this seem to have made their way into Burns's "Ay Waukin Oh" (1790), but it's not really clear if this piece mixes Burns's source with something like "Katie Cruel" or if Burns reworked this song. - RBW
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File: StoR064

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