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Thread #3375   Message #3910550
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
11-Mar-18 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Eyed Molly (Archie Fisher)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Eyed Molly (Archie Fisher)
Blinkbonny is usualy all one word: there are several places of this name in Scotland: near Currie, a suburb of Edinburgh, Falkirk, in the central belt, and in Orkney, as well as in England. The suggestion is that the name came from the Norse for "fair view". Couldn't find which Blinkbonny had the fair, though! (Or whether it was a hose-trading fair!)