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Thread #158499 Message #3749229
Posted By: Steve Gardham
08-Nov-15 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Bonnie Bessie Logan
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bonnie Bessie Logan
It can't be that old because it doesn't feature in any of the old Scottish collections of traditional songs even as late as the Greig-Duncan Collection. My old mate, Ian Jock Manuel used to sing it and I therefore assume he got it from the repertoires of the likes of the Robertsons or the Stewarts, travellers. It might also be worth checking Harry Lauder's repertoire.