Brewer Laddie, The

DESCRIPTION: "In Perth there lives a bonnie lad... And he courted Peggy Roy." "He courted her for seven long years... When there came a lad from Edinborough town." The girl goes off with the stranger, but ends up deserted; the brewer rejects her when she returns
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Kidson-TraditionalTunes)
KEYWORDS: love abandonment return rejection
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North,South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 95-97, "The Brewer Laddie" (1 text)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #165, p. 3, "The Brewer Lad" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan4 916, "The Brewer Lad" (5 texts, 4 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 178-179, "The Brewer Lad" (1 text)
MacColl-PersonalChoice, pp. 31-32, "The brewer laddie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kidson-TraditionalTunes, pp. 86-88, "The Brewer Laddie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Reeves-TheEverlastingCircle 8, "Bilberry Town" (1 text)

Roud #867
cf. "Rosie Anderson" (plot)
cf. "Peggy and the Soldier (The Lame Soldier)" [Laws P13] (plot)
NOTES [23 words]: In Greig/Duncan4 916A the brewer, originally from Edinburgh, moves to Perth, "An there he courted another lass An took her to himsel O." - BS
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