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There was a Girl in Marnoch

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Title - There was a Girl in Marnoch
Alternate Title - Kilmarnock's Town
Contributors - Alexina Stewart Allanson; Catherine Rowley
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - Muddled fragments of a song in which Willie refuses to marry the girl he has courted after she has fallen pregnant, advising her to go home and tell her parents. She fears the disgrace of doing so, and decides she would rather kill herself by drowning. He discovers the body of his sweetheart floating down the tide; he rescues her corpse and laments.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:36
Date Recorded - 1961
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 37362
Original Tape ID - SA1961.039
Original Track ID - SA1961.39.A19
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1155; R1414;


Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Huntly
  Village - Huntly


Item Location:
  County - Banffshire
  Parish - Marnoch
  Village - Marnoch

Item Notes - 5 verses of 4 lines, except verse 1 with 5 lines, and verse 2 with 3 lines.
See:
'Tocher' 21 (1976) pp. 181-182
Greig-Duncan vol. 6, pp. 217-218l, no. 1155

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