The Trooper and the Maid
Date 1953
Track ID 8280
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.241.A5

Original Tape ID

SA1953.241

Summary

A soldier comes to town and propositions a young woman. She stables his horse, gives the soldier a drink and takes him to bed. She follows him when he is summmoned back to duty, but he abandons her in Dunfermline.

Item Notes

9 verses. Recorded at The People's Festival. A Scots version of 'The Trooper and the Maid'.

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village - Edinburgh

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R162; GD1470; GD1852; C299;