“Bonny Baby Livingston”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1800
Keywords: love abduction rescue family
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))

Description

Clenlion carries Bonny Baby Livingston off to the Highlands. She refuses to show any favor unless she is returned. At Glenlion Castle, Glenlion's sister helps Baby get a letter away to her true love. He arrives with armed men, and carries Baby back home.

Long description

Bonny Baby Livingston is carried off to the Highlands by Glenlion. She refuses to smile or speak or show any favor unless she is returned. Glenlion's brother John wants to return her, but Glenlion hopes to win her love. At Glenlion Castle, Glenlion's youngest sister helps Baby get a letter away to her true love Johnny at Dundee. He arrives with armed men, and carries Baby back home.

References

  1. Child 222, "Bonnie Baby Livingston" (5 texts, 1 tune) {Bronson's [#1]}
  2. Bronson 222, "Bonnie Baby Livingston" (1 version+1 in addenda)
  3. Leach, pp. 579-583, "Bonny Baby Livingston" (1 text)
  4. OBB 147, "Baby Livingston" (1 text)
  5. DBuchan 24, "Bonny Baby Livingston" (1 text)
  6. DT, BABLIVST*
  7. Roud #100
  8. BI, C222