Peggy Gordon

DESCRIPTION: "Oh Peggy Gordon, you are my darling, Come sit you down upon my knee, And tell to me the very reason Why I am slighted so by thee." Spurned, the singer wishes he were far away, or drinking, or doing something to ease the pain of separation
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: love separation rejection
FOUND IN: US(Ap) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(England)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Gilbert-LostChords, p. 127, [No title] (1 fragmentary text)
Abrahams/Foss-AngloAmericanFolksongStyle, p. 164, (no title) (1 tune, partial text, probably this song)
Cox-FolkSongsSouth 141, "Youth and Folly" (1 text, with many floating verses but such plot as it has derived from this song); 142, "Maggie Goddon" (1 text)
Creighton/Senior-TraditionalSongsOfNovaScotia, pp. 194-195, "Peggy Gordon" (1 text plus 1 fragment, 1 tune)
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, pp. 74-75, "Peggy Gordon" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 475-476, "Love is Lovely" (1 text, 1 tune, strongly composite, starting with a verse perhaps from "Peggy Gordon," then the chorus of "Waly Waly (The Water Is Wide)," two more which might be anything, and a conclusion from "Carrickfergus")

Roud #2280
Grace Clergy, "Peggy Gordon" (on MRHCreighton)
Ralph Pennell, "Keg of Brandy" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

cf. "Fair and Tender Ladies" (floating lyrics)
cf. "I'm Deep In Love, My Mind Is Troubled" (lyrics)
cf. "O'Reilly from the County Leitrim" (lyrics in common with the "Youth and Folly" texts)
Maggie Gordon
File: Gil127

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