TRACK DURATION: 0:02:35
GENRE: Song, Information
TRACK ID: 4457
ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1952.001
ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1952.01.B6 (B17)
AUDIO QUALITY: Good
SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape
Text and music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 6 verses, but 12 repeats of the same melody; other versions have longer melody. The "foggy dew" is unexplained, but is sometimes thought to refer symbolically to chastity or virginity. This song is a version of a 1689 broadside, in the Pepys ballad collection, 'The Fright'ned York-shire Damosel, or, Fears Dispers'd by Pleasure', (http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/drinkingsongs/html/books-and-manuscripts/1600-1699/1689--pepys-broadside/index.htm, accessed 4 December 2008).
Jimmy Jaffray was the third horseman at Drakemyre when Willie Mathieson was in his teens.
Greig-Duncan vol. 7, pp. 455-459, no. 1495
Willie Mathieson's MSS I:38
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