Kilmarnock's Town

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Title - Kilmarnock's Town
Contributors - Bella Higgins
Reporters - Maurice Fleming

Summary - Willie refuses to marry Mary Ann, advising her to go home and tell her parents. She fears the disgrace of doing so, and decides she'd rather kill herself by drowning. One day, Willie discovers her body floating down the Clyde, and laments, saying he should have married her.

Bella Higgins learned the song when she was little. She now only remembers the last part.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:59
Date Recorded - 1955.03
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 7357
Original Tape ID - SA1955.055
Original Track ID - SA1955.55.4
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1155; R1414;

Item Location:
  County - Ayrshire
  Parish - Kilmarnock

Item Notes - Four verses. This song appears as 'The Collier Lad' in Greig-Duncan, where many of the verses missing in this recording are present - most notably one or more introductory verses.

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