Son David

Date June 1967
Track ID 15403
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1967.36.A1

Original Tape ID

SA1967.036

Summary

The mother asks her son why there is blood on his sword, and refuses to accept that it belongs to his horse or hound. He confesses it is his brother's blood. He is going away in a bottomless boat and will return when sun and moon meet in the glen [i.e. never].

Item Notes

8 verses.

See:
'The Scottish Ballads' (Chambers, 1829) pp. 326-328

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R200; C13;