“The Birken Tree”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: love separation reunion mother nightvisit
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"Oh, lass, gin ye would think it right, To gang wi' me this very night, We'll cuddle till the mornin' licht...." The girl would like to meet him at the birken tree, but her parents watch closely. But she manages to sneak away; all ends happily

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References

  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 88-90, "The Birken Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ord, pp. 100-101, "Johnnie's Got His Jean, O" (1 text)
  3. DT, BIRKNTRE*
  4. Roud #5069
  5. BI, FVS088