Author: Alexander Balfour
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: love courting disguise trick
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


The singer rides out and hears a girl singing, "The Cairn-o'-Mount is bleak and bare, An' cauld is Clochnabane." The man offers her wealth and land if she will marry him. She promises to be true to her Donald. He reveals himself as Donald, and rich

Cross references


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 106-109, "Cairn-o'-Mount" (1 text)
  2. Ord, pp. 436-437, "Cairn-o'-Mount" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3794
  4. BI, FVS106