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Young Emslie

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Title - Young Emslie
Alternate Title - Edwin in the Lowlands Low
Contributors - Lizzie Ann Higgins
Reporters - Ailie Edmunds Munro

Summary - In this tragic ballad, Emslie's sweetheart Edward returns from sea with a deal of money. Fearing for his safety, she warns him not to tell her parents if he goes to the tavern. She then has a foreboding dream that Edward has been murdered, and on waking confronts her parents. They admit murdering him, and the girl has them executed.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:44
Date Recorded - 1970.01
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 65565
Original Tape ID - SA1970.020
Original Track ID - SA1970.20.A2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD189; LM34; R182;


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

Item Notes - 8 verses of 4 lines, except verses 4 and 5 with 3 lines. Also known as 'Young Emma' and 'Edwin (Edmund) in the Lowlands Low'.
See:
'Tocher' 9 (1973) pp. 16-17
Greig-Duncan vol. 2, pp. 14-21, no. 189
'Folksongs Sung in Ulster' (R. Morton, 1970) pp. 53-54
'Jeannie Robertson' (J. Porter & H. Gower, 1995) pp. 234-236
'Sam Henry's Songs of the People' (G. Huntington, 1990) p. 434
'Folk-Song of the North-East' (G. Greig, K. Goldstein, A. Argo, 1963 reprint) art. CXXIII


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