Clyde's Water

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Title - Clyde's Water
Contributors - John Strachan
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - Just before he leaves to see his sweetheart Maggie, Willie's nose bleeds. His mother asks him not to go, but he does and crosses the wild Clyde waters. Maggie refuses to let him in, and he rides back to the Clyde. The force of the water knocks him from his horse. Maggie wakens and says she has had a dream that Willie came and she refused him entry.

John Strachan then recalls the verse where Willie's brother urges him to grab his horse, and he remembers that Maggie throws herself in the water also.

He had the ballad from Jimmy Pratt, who used to sing at the meal-and-ales [harvest celebrations].

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:30
Date Recorded - 1952
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 20537
Original Tape ID - SA1952.025
Original Track ID - SA1952.25.B5 (B17)
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - C216; GD1231; R91;

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Fyvie

Item Location:
  County - Renfrewshire
  Parish - Renfrew

Item Notes - 11 verses.
Greig-Duncan vol. 6, pp. 433-441
'Tocher' 40 (1986) pp. 211-214

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