The Laird o Drum
Date 1977
Track ID 89756
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1977.004

Original Tape ID

SA1977.004

Summary

In this ballad, the Laird of Drum encounters a young woman shearing [reaping] in a field, and asks her father's permission to marry her. The Laird takes the girl to his castle, where his brother John reproaches him for his choice of a poor girl for a spouse. The Laird retorts that his last wife was of too high a degree. When the couple are lying in bed, the new Lady of Drum tells her husband that, despite her lowly origins, they are now equal.

Item Subject/Person

Irvine, Alexander; Coutts, Margaret

Item Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Drumoak

Village - Drum Castle

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R247; GD835; C236;