I'll Lay Ye Doon, Love

Title - I'll Lay Ye Doon, Love
Contributors - Jimmy Hutchison
Reporters - Ailie Edmunds Munro

Summary - The singer promises to treat his lover with care; he must leave now, but will return to her soon.

Jimmy Hutchison composed some of the lyrics in this version.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:36
Date Recorded - 1972
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 78974
Original Tape ID - SA1972.183
Original Track ID - SA1972.183.A2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R3355;

Recording Location:
  County - Kinross-shire
  Parish - Kinross
  Village - Kinross

Item Notes - Cf. 'Muldoon, the Solid Man'. This version partly Jimmy Hutchison's own composition.
This song derives from a New York music-hall song called 'Muldoon, the Solid Man', composed by Edward 'Ned' Harrigan of New York (1844-1911), and first performed by him in an Irish-themed sketch in 1874 in his native city. The song proved popular and eventually found its way to the music halls of Britain and Ireland, where it became the progenitor song for various folk adaptations entering into oral tradition. Jeannie Robertson learned several verses from her mother, and in turn provided the Scottish Folk Revival with the very popular seduction song often called 'I'll Lay Ye Doon Love', which later included extra verses from Glasgow singer, Enoch Kent.
'Flying Cloud' (M. C. Dean, 1922) pp. 102-103
'The Scottish Folksinger' (N. Buchan & P. Hall, 1973) p. 67
'Jeannie Robertson' (J. Porter & H. Gower, 1995) pp. 187-188
'New York Irish History' 11 (D. Meade, 'The Life and Times of "Muldoon, the Solid Man"', 1997)

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