“Glasgow Peggy”


A Highland man comes to Glasgow and falls in love with Peggy. Her parents declare themselves against his suit; they will guard her more than all their other property. But she chooses to go with him, and he reveals that he is a rich nobleman

Cross references


  • Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, "Glasgow Peggy" (on SCMacCollSeeger01) {cf. Bronson's #2, taken from a different recording and with a few lyric variations but mostly the same}


  1. Child 228, "Glasgow Peggy" (7 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Bronson 228, "Glasgow Peggy" (14 versions+1 in addenda)
  3. Leach, pp. 588-589, "Glasgow Peggy" (1 text)
  4. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 160, "(Oh Sandy is a Highland lad)" (1 short text)
  5. DT 228, GLASGPEG*
  6. Roud #95
  7. BI, C228


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1827 (Kinloch)
Keywords: courting disguise
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))