“The Banks of Dundee (Undaunted Mary)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1845 (broadside, Harding B 11(3942))
Keywords: love death marriage poverty rape
Found in: US(Ap,MA,MW,SE,So) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(England,Scotland) Ireland

Description

A rich girl, now living with her uncle, falls in love with Willie, a plowboy. Since her uncle wants her to marry a squire, he tries to have Willie pressed. The squire attempts to take Mary; she shoots him, then her uncle. Mary then is free to marry Willie

Notes

Broadside LOCSinging as200230: H. De Marsan dating per _Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song_ by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS

Broadsides

Recordings

References

  1. Laws M25, "The Banks of Dundee (Undaunted Mary)"
  2. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 78-81, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. O'Conor, p. 68, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
  4. McBride 5, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Eddy 54, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
  6. Gardner/Chickering 69, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text plus an excerpt and mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
  7. Belden, pp. 137-139, "The Banks of Dundee" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  8. Chappell-FSRA 58, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
  9. Randolph 62, "On the Banks of Sweet Dundee" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  10. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 85-88, "On the Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 62A)
  11. SharpAp 67, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
  12. Creighton/Senior, pp. 128-130, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  13. Creighton-Maritime, p. 38, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  14. Mackenzie 23, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
  15. Leach, pp. 740-741, "The Banks of Dundee" (1 text)
  16. Leach-Labrador 14, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  17. Lehr/Best 6, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  18. FSCatskills 50, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  19. Ord, pp. 406-407, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
  20. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 200-201, "The Banks of Sweet Dandee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  21. JHCox 119, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (2 texts)
  22. DT 318, SWTDUNDE* SWYDUND2*
  23. Roud #148
  24. BI, LM25