Bonnie Lass Come Owre the Burn
DESCRIPTION: "O bonnie lass, come owre the burn, I'm the lad'll dae your turn." He tells the bonnie lass, he's the one to help her out. He asks why she is crying; he tells her he is the father of her child, she should come to him
AUTHOR: Words: James Honeyman (?) (source: Porter-Gower-Robertson)
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Carpenter MSS)
KEYWORDS: nonballad courting rescue lover bastard father
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Porter/Gower-Jeannie-Robertson-EmergentSingerTransformativeVoice #36, pp. 177-178, "Bonnie Lass Come Owre the Burn" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [40 words]: Porter-Gower-Robertson note that this "probably derives from the words written by the Rev. James Honeyman of Kinnef, Kincardineshire, who died about 1779."
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