Note: Words are by poet and novelist James Hogg, the "Ettrick Shepherd" (1770 -1835). The term "Whig" was a disparaging term for the Covenanters (Presbyterians) who opposed the succession of King James VII and was later applied to those who opposed the Jacobites and later still to liberal parliamentarians who opposed the royalist conservatives. The tune is from the "Wonderous Love" – "Captain Kidd" family associated with so many great songs.
About the session: Lomax' notes: "Hamish says most of these songs have still some amount of oral currency—however all have a certain amount of literary influence—all have been pivotal in various forms in some of these books, [e.g.] Hogg's Jacobite Relics."
Rights: The rights to the audio, photographic, and video materials contained within the Lomax Digital Archive are administered by various publishers, record labels, collectors, estates, and other rights holders. Any uses, commercial or not, must be cleared by the specific rights holders. For questions regarding the use of any material on the LDA, please contact Permissions.
Do you have something to add, or do you see an error in this record? We'd love to
hear from you.