Collier Laddie, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer (or someone) sees a bonnie lass, and steps up to court her. She rejects him; she loves a collier laddie. He goes to her father, offering land and wealth. She still says no. Years later, he turns up poor and begs at the door of girl and collier
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Lyle-Andrew-CrawfurdsCollectionVolume1)
KEYWORDS: love courting beauty rejection marriage begging
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #65, p. 1, "The Ploughman Laddie" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
Greig/Duncan5 991, "The Collier Laddie" (7 texts plus two fragments on pp. 607-608, 3 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 40-42, "The Collier Laddie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lyle-Andrew-CrawfurdsCollectionVolume1 60, "Laird of Johnstone and Miss Jean Macdowall" (1 fragment)
MacColl-PersonalChoice, pp. 29-30, "The Collier Laddie" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3787
cf. "The Laird o' Drum" (tune, per Greig/Duncan5)
Bonnie Jeannie Gordon
The Ploughman's Lass
File: Ord040A

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