Lea-Rig, The

DESCRIPTION: "When o'er the hill the eastern star Tells bughtin-time is near, my jo... I'll meet thee on the lea-rig, My ain kind Dearie O." The singer will never be unhappy if he is traveling to see the girl. He loves the "hour o' gloamin grey" when he meets her
AUTHOR: Robert Burns
EARLIEST DATE: 1792 (Kinsley)
KEYWORDS: love travel nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
ADDITIONAL: James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #392, pp. 530, "The lea-rig" (1 text, 1 tune, from 1792)

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File: RBurnsLR

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