Ower Yon Hill There Lives a Lassie
Date 1955
Track ID 60117
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1955.36.A2

Original Tape ID

SA1955.036

Summary

A young suitor offers wealth if a young woman will go with him, but she rejects all his material possessions, saying all she wants is a "fine young man".

Item Notes

4 verses of 4 lines.

This song is a variant or progenitor of 'Lady on the Mountain' (Roud 2603), typically found as a children's singing game. It may be related to a number of similar courtship-dialogue songs, including 'The Keys of Canterbury'/'A Paper of Pins' (Roud 573) and 'The Quaker's Courthip'/'Madam, I Have come A-Courting' (Roud 716)

Off tape, Belle Stewart says that she got the song from her brother, Donald Stewart.

See:
'Queen Amang the Heather' (S. Stewart, 2006) p. 28

Recording Location

County - Perthshire

Parish - Blairgowrie

Village/Place - Blairgowrie

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R5121;