“The Collier Laddie”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord); some of the verses were known to Burns, but it is possible they float
Keywords: love courting beauty rejection marriage begging
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

The singer (or someone) sees a bonnie lass, and steps up to court her. She rejects him; she loves a collier laddie. He goes to her father, offering land and wealth. She still says no. Years later, he turns up poor and begs at the door of girl and collier

References

  1. Ord, pp. 40-42, "The Collier Laddie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, COLLAD COLLAD2*
  3. Roud #3787
  4. BI, Ord040