“This Is No My Plaid”


"This is no my plaid... Bonnie though the colours be." "The ground o' mine was mixed with blue, I gat it frae the lad I lo'e." The lad who wore the plaid "is now upon a distant shore," and "his name I daurna tell," but she hopes he will return and wed her


Neither Ford nor Whitelaw connects this with Bonnie Prince Charlie, but there seems no doubt that he is the subject; hence the "Jacobite" keyword. - RBW


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 260-262, "This Is No My Plaid" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6720
  3. BI, FVS260


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)