The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161176 Message #3832618
Posted By: Steve Gardham
14-Jan-17 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Subject: RE: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
You keep asking about the Rashie Moor variants. This forms part of an equally complex family of laments with as many 17thc antecedents as the above family but there is very little overlap between the 2 families. The family includes such titles as:
Down in the Meadows
Deep in Love
Fair and Tender Ladies
Love is Pleasing
The Rashie Muir
The Water is Wide
I'm often drunk and seldom sober.
Obviously the bulk of these is Scottish. I could send you some samples but I think you've enough on your plate with the current family of laments.