When Fortune Turns Her Wheel

DESCRIPTION: "Come, fill a glass, let's drink about... To meet ye a' ance mair, my friends, A sacred joy I feel, Though far awa I noo maun stray Till fortune turns her wheel." The singer has been betrayed by love and comrades, and bids farewell to Scotland and home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (Poet's Box broadside, according to Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: parting drink
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast 88, p. 2, "When Fortune Turns Her Wheel" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 667, "When Fortune Turns the Wheel" (5 texts, 2 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 180-181, "When Fortune Turns Her Wheel" (1 text)
McMorland/Scott-HerdLaddieOTheGlen, pp. 43-44, 149, "When Fortune Turns Her Wheel" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3798
cf. "I'll Take This Glass into My Hands" (theme)
File: Ord180

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