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The Broken Token

Title - The Broken Token
Alternate Title - Brisk Young Sailor
Contributors - Elsie Morrison
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - A lady is walking in her garden when a young sailor asks her if she could fancy him. She says no, as she has loved a sailor who has been away for six years. He says he might be married or dead; she says she wishes him well if married, rest if drowned, but she will not marry another. He offers a castle; she says she would rather have a cup of water. He then reveals the ring they broke; she falls into his arms and they marry.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:28
Date Recorded - 1956.04
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 27630
Original Tape ID - SA1956.050
Original Track ID - SA1956.50.A6
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1038; GD1201; LN42; R264;

Item Notes - 11 verses.
See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 5, pp. 409-427
Ord pp. 326-327


Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/27630/1




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