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Thread #65566 Message #3127030
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
02-Apr-11 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: two verses in Dowie Dens O Yarrow (Janet Russell)
Subject: RE: two verses in Dowie Dens O Yarrow (Janet Russell)
The Concise Scots Dictionary gives the definitions of 'marrow' as 'partner' or 'match' or 'spouse' among other things. I don't think there is any doubt that 'marrow' is the correct usage here. This is a Scottish ballad after all. Merrow is not even given as an alternative spelling!