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Young Peggy

Young Peggy (Child 298) is one of 305 songs in an anthology of ballads from England and Scotland cataloged by American academic Francis James Child during the late 1800s. Known as the Child Ballads, Child's work was published as the 2,500-page book The English and Scottish Popular Ballads.[1][2]


The title character Peggy is secretly meeting her lover Jamie against the wishes of her family, who call him a loon and a rogue. The two run off together in the middle of the night. Peggy's father gives chase but by the time he catches up with them, they have already signed the wedding papers.[1][3]

See also


  1. ^ a b Child, Francis James (1904). Sargent, Helen Child; Kittredge, George Lyman, eds. English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. p. 729. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  2. ^ Alphabetical index to Child Ballads
  3. ^ Waltz, Robert B.; Engle, David G. (2012). "Nine Hundred Miles". Folklore The Traditional Ballad Index: An Annotated Bibliography of the Folk Songs of the English-Speaking World. California State University, Fresno. Retrieved 2017-10-30.