Captain Wedderburn's Courtship
 


Citation

“Captain Wedderburn's Courtship,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 4, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31414.


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Title

Captain Wedderburn's Courtship

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Ballads, English

Alternative Title

The Laird o' Roslin's Daughter, Six Questions, Mr, Woodburn's Courtship,

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

I gave my love a cherry without a stone
I gave my love a chicken without a bone
I gave my love a ring without an end
I gave my love a baby with no crying.

How can there be a cherry without a stone ?
How can there be a chicken without a bone?
How can there be ring without an end?
How can there be a baby with no crying?

A cherry when it's blooming it has no stone
A chicken when it's pipping it has not bone
A ring when it's rolling it has no end
baby when it's sleeping it has no crying.

Scholarly Classification

Child, 46 Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 12

File name

113_CaptainWedderburnsCourtship

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