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Peggy on the Banks o Nith

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Title - Peggy on the Banks o Nith
Contributors - Alexander Lambie Stewart
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - Man's love song for his sweetheart, Peggy. He rebukes shepherds with their tartan plaids, and wealthy farmers for trying to steal her away from him. He cares nothing for wealth, and says that she has his heart, and will soon have his hand.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:55
Date Recorded - 1962
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 91420
Original Tape ID - SA1962.077
Original Track ID - SA1962.077
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1131; R6846;


Recording Location:
  County - Wigtownshire
  Parish - Penninghame
  Village - Waterside Farm


Item Location:
  County - Kirkcudbrightshire
  Village - River Nith

Item Notes - This is the rare original version of this song. Most versions have been conflated with the seduction and abandonment song 'When I was Noo but Sweet Sixteen' (Roud Folk Song Index no. 5138), also known as 'Hishie Ba' (Roud 3449).
See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 6, p. 132, no. 1131
'The Seeds of Love' (S. Sedley, 1967) pp. 106-107
'The Scottish Folksinger' (Buchan & Hall, 1973) p. 81
'Scottish Studies' 1 (H. Henderson, 1957) pp. 246-248
'Jeannie Robertson' (J. Porter & H. Gower, 1995) pp. 233-234
'A Collection of Scots Songs' (A. Munro & H. Henderson, 1972) p. 18
'Scottish Studies' 21 (H. Gower & J. Porter, 'Jeannie Robertson: The Lyric Songs', 1977) pp. 74-76
'Lyrica Erotica' vol. 2 'A Wee Thread o Blue' LP (Arthur Argo), Prestige International PR-INT 13048, Side 1, track 4

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