Glasgow Peggy [Child 228]

DESCRIPTION: A Highland man comes to Glasgow and falls in love with Peggy. Her parents declare themselves against his suit; they will guard her more than all their other property. But she chooses to go with him, and he reveals that he is a rich nobleman
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Kinloch)
KEYWORDS: courting disguise
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Child 228, "Glasgow Peggy" (7 texts, 1 tune)
Bronson 228, "Glasgow Peggy" (14 versions+1 in addenda)
Bronson-SingingTraditionOfChildsPopularBallads 228, "Glasgow Peggy" (3 versions: #3, #12, #13)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #44, p. 1, "Glasgow Peggy" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan4 850, "Glasgow Peggy" (12 texts, 8 tunes)
Leach-TheBalladBook, pp. 588-589, "Glasgow Peggy" (1 text)
Whitelaw-BookOfScottishBallads, pp. 34-35, "Glasgow Peggy" (1 text)
Montgomerie/Montgomerie-ScottishNurseryRhymes 160, "(Oh Sandy is a Highland lad)" (1 short text)

Roud #95
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, "Glasgow Peggy" (on SCMacCollSeeger01) {cf. Bronson's #2, taken from a different recording and with a few lyric variations but mostly the same}
cf. "Bonny Lizie Baillie" [Child 227] (theme)
cf. "The Blaeberry Courtship" [Laws N19] (plot)
cf. "MacDonald of the Isles" (tune and general plot)
The Hieland Laddie
Hielan' Lads Are Brisk and Braw
NOTES [31 words]: Roud lumps this with "MacDonald of the Isles." That there is some sort of interdependence is clear. But they seem to be distinct songs; see the notes to "MacDonald of the Isles." - (BS, RBW)
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File: C228

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