The Clatterin o Clyde's Waters

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Title - The Clatterin o Clyde's Waters
Alternate Title - Clyde's Waters
Contributors - Stanley Robertson
Reporters - Unknown (male)

Summary - Tragic ballad in which Willie rides out to see his sweetheart Maggie, and must cross the treacherous River Clyde to do so. When he arrives at the river's edge, he asks the Clyde to let him cross, even if it should not permit him to return. When Willie arrives at Maggie's house, she refuses to let him in, as her house is full of guests. He turns to leave, dejected. When he returns to the Clyde, his first step in the water sees him lose his hat, and on bending down to retrieve it, he is taken by the river. His brother urges him to grab hold of his stallion, but cannot stop him from being drowned. Maggie arrives and despairs at his death.

Stanley Robertson learned the song from his great aunt.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:34
Date Recorded - 1987
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 83015
Original Tape ID - SA1987.128
Original Track ID - SA1987.128
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - C216; GD1231; R91;

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