The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105266   Message #2168402
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
10-Oct-07 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bonny Doon / The Banks o' Doon
Subject: RE: Bonny Doon- The Banks o' Doon
I'd appreciate that; will pm re the technicalities.

Kidson mentions it in Traditional Tunes as 'a variation having Irish characteristics of "Ye Banks and Braes".' He quotes the first verse (apparently slightly modified), and it appears to be an example of what we think of as the 'English' 'Foggy Dew' rather than the altogether more polite, bucolic Irish song where the shepherd marries the milkmaid.

The tune is the important thing here, of course; and Kidson didn't quote it in TT.