Lord Gregory

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Title - Lord Gregory
Contributors - Charlotte Higgins
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - In these fragments of Child 76 'The Lass of Roch Royal', a young woman tries to gain entry to see Lord Gregory, who is asleep, and whose child she is carrying. She is refused entry by Lord Gregory's mother. When he awakens, he tells that he dreamed that his love had tried to see him. He admonishes his mother for not letting his love in. He rides out to find her, but discovers her dead [drowned]. He commits suicide by poisoning himself, and they are buried side by side, with a rose growing from one of the graves, a briar from the other, the two intertwining.

Charlotte Higgins learned the song from on old woman who lived in Blairgowrie.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:59
Date Recorded - 1962
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 38727
Original Tape ID - SA1962.068
Original Track ID - SA1962.68.A3
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - C76; GD1226; R49;

Item Notes - Approximately 9 distinct verses and verse fragments (varying lengths) sung, recited or narrated. Charlotte Higgins gives more information about her source on the previous track on the same tape (SA1962.68).
Greig-Duncan vol. 6, pp. 421-425
'Scottish Ballads' (E. Lyle, 1994) pp. 202-206
'Scottish Ballad Book' (N. Buchan, 1973) pp. 44-50
'Book of Scottish Ballads' (A. Whitelaw, 1845) pp. 1-5
'Ballads of Scotland' vol. 1 (W. E. Aytoun, 1858) pp. 58-64
'Ancient Ballads and Songs' vol. 2 (P. Buchan, 1828) pp. 188-191
'Ancient & Modern Scottish Songs' vol. 1 (D. Herd, 1869, 1973) pp. 149-153
'Andrew Crawfurd's Collection of Ballads & Songs' vol. 1 (E. Lyle, 1975) pp. 39-42
'Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland' (E. MacColl & P. Seeger, 1977) pp. 72-74

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