“The Wandering Shepherd Laddie”

Author: John MacDonald (source: Yates, Musical Traditions site _Voice of the People suite_ "Notes - Volume 20" - 15.1.04)
Earliest date: 1974 (recording, John MacDonald)
Keywords: nonballad lover sheep shepherd
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))


Bring my crook and bring my plaid." The singer would go to her "wandering shepherd laddie." She'll go through mountain storms to "his black-face yowes on the heather hills" and rest with him "when the moon comes over the top o' the hill"



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