“Bonny Lizie Baillie”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1776 (Herd)
Keywords: love courting family
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

Lizie goes to Gartartain to visit her sister, and there meets Duncan Grahame. She falls in love, and declares that she will have a Highlander rather than any lowland or English lord. Her family tries and fails to change her mind

Notes

Reportedly based on an actual story, but no real details are forthcoming. The NLScotland notes claim the broadside was printed in 1701, but offers no basis for this. - RBW

Cross references

Broadsides

References

  1. Child 227, "Bonny Lizie Baillie" (1 text)
  2. Bronson 227, "Bonny Lizie Baillie" (1 version)
  3. Leach, pp. 585-588, "Bonnie Lizie Baillie" (1 text)
  4. DT, LIZBAILI*
  5. Roud #341
  6. BI, C227