Donald o' Dundee

DESCRIPTION: "Young Donald is the blythest lad That e'er made love to me; Whene'er he's by, my heart is glad; He seems so gay and free. Then on his pipes he plays so sweet...." She has been courted by Sandy, but loves only Donald, who has now offered to wed her
AUTHOR: David Vedder (1789-1854) (source: Greig/Duncan5)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 28(184))
KEYWORDS: love courting ring marriage beauty music
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 306-307, "Donald o' Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig/Duncan5 995, "Donald o' Dundee" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Gatherer-SongsAndBalladsOfDundee 60, "Donald o' Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6716
Bodleian, Harding B 28(184), "Donald of Dundee" ("Young Donald is the blithest lad"), W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Johnson Ballads 48, Johnson Ballads 49, Harding B 11(931), Johnson Ballads fol. 26[some words illegible], Harding B 25(539), "Donald of Dundee"; Firth c.26(33), Firth b.26(106), "Young Donald of Dundee"
NLScotland, RB.m.168(147), "Donald of Dundee" ("Young Donald is the blithest lad"), J. Pitts, London, 1820-1844; also L.C.Fol.70(31b), "Donald o' Dundee," Poet's Box (Dundee), c. 1870

NOTES [14 words]: Broadsides NLScotland RB.m.168(147) and Bodleian Harding B 25(539) are duplicates. - BS
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