Back o' Rarey's Hill, The (The Jilted Lover)

DESCRIPTION: "It was on a Saturday evening, As I went to Dundee, I met wi' an old sweetheart," and one thing led to another. They share a glass, he departs, then writes a letter saying he will marry her only if she comes to him. She warns other girls of her sad fate
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: love courting sex abandonment betrayal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #159, pp. 1-2, "The Jilted Lover"; Greig #157, p. 2, ("It's oft in my love's arms my love to him I've told") (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan6 1133, "Rarey's Hill," GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "Rarey's Hill" (8 texts, 5 tunes)
Ord, pp. 156-157, "The Back o' Rarey's Hill" (1 text)
Gatherer 34, "The Back o Reres Hill" (3 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #6847
cf. "Fair Gallowa'" (tune, per GreigDuncan6)
The False Lover
The Courtin' Mill
File: Ord156

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