Bell Hendry (II)
DESCRIPTION: The singer, Bell Hendry, has cheated many young men of Fraserburgh. When she lived in her father's house she drank beer and lived "at a high rate." Now she's in the correction house. If she gets out she may be married yet "we the lad I daurna name"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (Greig/Duncan4)
KEYWORDS: marriage prison drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan4 728D, "Bell Hendry" (1 text plus a fragment on p. 531, 1 tune)
cf. "Maybe I'll Be Married Yet" (tune according to Greig/Duncan4, and one verse from Greig #18)
cf. "Bell Hendry (I)" (subject)
cf. "Jean Chivas" (lyrics)
NOTES [41 words]: Greig/Duncan4 quoting Duncan: "An objectionable song of Buchan origin and modern."
Greig/Duncan4 and Roud lump both Bell Hendry songs. Except for their first two lines their texts, tune and tone are different and my inclination is to split them. - BS
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