Day I Went to Rothesay O, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer and Maggie go to Rothesay and dance to a fiddle on the shore. Maggie changes into a blue gown to swim. She rides a donkey and breaks her dress hoops. That made her sad until "a kiss and a cuddle" made her feel better on their way home.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (Greig/Duncan2)
KEYWORDS: love travel clothes shore dancing
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan2 289, "The Day I Went to Rothesay O" (1 text)
cf. "Rothesay-O" (lyrics)
NOTES [35 words]: I have split this from "Rothesay-O" because the story is entirely different though the chorus is the same. One obviously provided the pattern for the other.
Rothesay is on the Island of Bute, west of Glasgow. - BS
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