Gan to the Kye Wi' Me

DESCRIPTION: "Gan to the kye wi' me, my love, Gan to the kye wi' me; Over the moor and thro' the grove, I'll sing ditties to thee." The girl's cattle were stolen after he was killed in battle, but the singer hopes the kine are enough to support them
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay-SongsAndBalladsOfNorthernEngland)
KEYWORDS: father death courting animal
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Scotland))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stokoe/Reay-SongsAndBalladsOfNorthernEngland, pp. 138-139, "Gan to the Kye Wi' Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST StoR138 (Full)
Roud #3162
File: StoR138

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