Braes of Balquhidder (II), The
DESCRIPTION: Singer: "let us go, lassie, go To the braes of Balquhither." He'll make a bower covered with flowers. In winter they'll sing in the bower protected from storms. Now in summer flowers are blooming and "wild mountain thyme A' the moorlands perfuming"
AUTHOR: Robert Tannahill, music by R.A. Smith (according to OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin)
EARLIEST DATE: 1838 (Tannahill, _The Poems and Songs of Robert Tannahill_, according to Greig/Duncan4 p. 564))
KEYWORDS: courting love flowers nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin 151, "The Braes of Balquidder" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Tannahill, Complete Songs and Poems of Robert Tannahill (Paisley:Wm Wilson, 1877 ("Digitized by Microsoft")) pp. 6-7, "The Braes of Balquhither" [Air "The Three Carles o' Buchanan"] (1 text)
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Braes of Balquidder" (on IRECronin01)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(431), "Braes o' Balquhither" ("Let us go, lassie, go"), W. & T. Fordyce (Newcastle), 1832-1842; also 2806 c.14(84), 2806 c.14(36), Firth b.25(231), Harding B 11(429), Harding B 25(266), Harding B 11(3873), 2806 c.14(109)[partly illegible], Harding B 11(2422), "Braes o' Balquhither."
NLScotland, L.C.178.A.2(202), "Braes o' Balquhither," unknown, c.1880
cf. "The Braes of Balquhidder (I)" (some lines) and references there
cf. "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go" (lyrics, theme)
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