Braes o' Balquhidder (II), The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says "Let us go lassie, go To the braes o' Balquhither." "I will twine thee a bower" and cover it with flowers. In winter "we'll sing As the storm rattles o'er us" in our dwelling. "Summer us in prime ... Let us journey together"
AUTHOR: Robert Tannahill(1774-1810)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1843 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(431)); c.1838 (Ramsay)
KEYWORDS: courting lyric
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Phillip A Ramsay, The Poetical Works of Robert Tannahill (London, c.1838), pp. 15-16, "The Braes o' Balquhither"
Bodleian, Harding B 11(431), "Braes o' Balquhither" ("Let us go, lassie, go"), W. and T. Fordyce (Newcastle), 1832-1842; also Harding B 11(2422), "Braes o' Balquither"
cf. "Three Carls o' Buchanan" (tune, per broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(431) and Ramsay)
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