The Dowie Dens of Yarrow

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Title - The Dowie Dens of Yarrow
Contributors - Jane Mackie Matthew
Reporters - Prof. Kenneth Goldstein

Summary - The young noblewoman is courted by several knights but is in love with a ploughman. They stage a fight in which the ploughman bests them, but her brother stabs him in the back. She meets her brother and tells him she dreamt that she pulled a red rose and he tells her it means her lover is lying dead. Grief-stricken she goes to where his body lies, ties her long hair round him and carries him home. Her father promises her a better match but she says there can be none.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:33
Date Recorded - 1960.03.05
Language - Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 53464
Original Tape ID - SA1960.153
Original Track ID - SA1960.153.A1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - C214; GD215; R13;

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Longside

Item Notes - 14 verses. Tragic ballad of family betrayal. Fine version with good text.

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