Bonnie Udny

DESCRIPTION: "O Udny, bonnie Udny, you shine whaur you stand." The singer praises the land and its people; he recalls walking the land and going out to meet his beloved. "Wherever I wander, I'll still think on you"; he hopes to return to the place and its people
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan6)
KEYWORDS: home travel separation
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #32, pp. 1-2, "Bonnie Udny"; "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 21, ("And the lang weary walks o' Udny") (2 texts plus 1 fragment)
Greig/Duncan6 1089, "Bonnie Udny" (19 texts, 12 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 341-342, "Bonnie Udny" (1 text)
Porter/Gower-Jeannie-Robertson-EmergentSingerTransformativeVoice #69, p. 239-240, "Bonnie Udny" (1 text, 1 tune)
McMorland/Scott-HerdLaddieOTheGlen, pp. 135-136, 156, "Bonny Udny" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3450
Daisy Chapman, "Bonny Udny" (on SCDChapman01)
cf. "Shrowsbury For Me" (some lines) and references there
The Lang Walks o' Wudny
All the Lads in Bonnie Wodny
NOTES [69 words]: "Bonnie Udny" shares some of the distinctive lines of "Shrowsbury For Me." It includes an "O'er hills and high mountains" variant close to "Bonnie Udny" and "The Wandering Maiden." It shares the "roving young blades" type of verse (which is not the same as the blades verse of "The Poor Stranger"); that verse is virtually the Shrowsbury text (in this case it ends "Of all gates in Scotland, Bonnie Udny for me"). - BS
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