Gordon o' Newton's Marriage
DESCRIPTION: The singer describes "this night our Gordon has brought home a young and bloomming bride." The house and tenants "wi' harmless mirth welcome our lady home" and drink her health. "Wi' Gordon's plaid the Forbes maid does now herself adorn"
AUTHOR: Alexander Moir (source: Greig/Duncan3)
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: marriage drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan3 615, "Gordon o' Newton's Marriage" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [81 words]: Greig/Duncan3, citing Bulloch, The House of Gordon: "The song celebrates the marriage of Alexander Gordon of Newton, b. 1804, and Sarah, eldest daughter of Alexander Forbes, which took place on 20 February 1844."
Greig/Duncan3: "It was sung at the tenants' dinner."
Greig/Duncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Newton (615) is at coordinate (h3,v6-7) on that map [roughly 23 miles NW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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