Allan Tine O'Harrow; to which are added, Highland laddie, Bonnie wood of Craigie lea

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Title

Allan Tine O'Harrow; to which are added, Highland laddie, Bonnie wood of Craigie lea

Alternative Title

Highland laddie.
Bonnie wood of Craigie lea.

Date

1820-1830 per University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks

Extent

8 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Abstract

A short ballad or tale about Allan Tine O’Harrow – a Robin Hood-esque character who runs away from home after getting a maid with child. He travels to London where he joins the army and fights in Britain’s wars on the continent, whereafter he deserts and becomes a highwayman who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. The tale concludes with O’Harrow locked up in Newgate awaiting his judgement for thievery. Also included are a short song about a young Highland man who must fight in war, possibly for the love of his Lowland girl as well as his king, and a second short song about the beauty and peace of the woods of Craigie lea as remembered by the author in the days of his youth.

Coverage

London, England
Covent Garden, London, England
Flanders Fields, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Holland

Subject

Ballads and songs
Crime
Highlands
War
Chapbooks - Scotland - Stirling

Source

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/searchb.cfm

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In the public domain; For high quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph libaspc@uoguelph.ca 519-824-4120 Ext 53413

Language

English

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“Allan Tine O'Harrow; to which are added, Highland laddie, Bonnie wood of Craigie lea,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed November 29, 2022, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/532.

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