Glenlogie, or, Jean o Bethelnie [Child 238]

DESCRIPTION: Jean o Bethelnie is enraptured with handsome Glenlogie; he wants someone richer. Jean takes to her bed; her father's chaplain appeals to Glenlogie. Glenlogie changes his mind and marries Jean
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1768 (Percy collection)
KEYWORDS: love rejection marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (13 citations):
Child 238, "Glenlogie, or, Jean o Bethelnie" (9 texts)
Bronson 238, "Glenlogie, or, Jean o Bethelnie" (21 versions+1 in addenda)
BronsonSinging 238, "Glenlgie, or, Jean o Bethelnie" (1 version: #10)
Chambers-ScottishBallads, pp. 305-306, "Glenlogie" (1 text)
HarrisLyleMcAlpineMcLucas, pp. 46-49, "Glenlogie/There war Aucht an' forty nobles" (2 texts)
GlenbuchatBallads, pp. 144-145, "Glenlogie" (1 text)
Ord, pp. 412-415, "Bonnie Jean o' Bethelnie" (1 text)
Greig #58, pp. 1-2, "Glenlogie or Jean o' Bethelnie"; Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 21, ("Bethelnie, O Bethelnie") (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan5 973, "Glenlogie" (15 texts plus two fragments on pp. 601-602, 18 tunes)
Whitelaw-Ballads, pp. 57-58, "Glenlogie" (2 texts)
OBB 85, "Glenlogie" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 308-309, "Glenlogie"

Roud #101
John Strachan, "Glenlogie" [fragment] (on Lomax43, LomaxCD1743); "Glenlogie (Jean o' Bethelnie)" (on FSB5, FSBBAL2)
cf. "A Rich Irish Lady (The Fair Damsel from London; Sally and Billy; The Sailor from Dover; Pretty Sally; etc.)" [Laws P9] (lyrics in some texts)
Bonnie Jeannie o Bethelnie
NOTES [121 words]: Reported to be the story of Jean Meldrum and Sir George Gordon of Glenlogie. Meldrum became a servant of Mary Stewart in 1562. Some versions of the song follow the details of the story very closely, implying either that the song is of broadside origin or that the alleged history is just that: Alleged.
(For details, see the notes in Ord, which quote an article by Dr. Shearer in the Huntly Express of January 24, 1882). - RBW
Grafted onto the end of GreigDuncan 973A and 973B is the "ye shine where ye stand" fill-in-the-name verse found in such songs as "Bonny Portmore" (see references there). In this case, "Bethelnie, O Bethelnie, Ye shine where ye stand, May the heather bells around you Shine o'er Fyvie's land." - BS
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